Diabetes Educator (Group Education)

Diabetes Educator

Diabetes Educator

The Role

Diabetes Educator (Part-time Flexible Worker Contract)

Type 2 Diabetes Structured Group Education Programme

Diabetes care is one of the major challenges facing the NHS. Structured education programmes can help adults with Type 2 diabetes to improve their knowledge and skills and also help to motivate them to take control of their condition and self-manage it effectively.

Sentinel Healthcare CiC are commissioned to deliver patient education to newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes patients. Our small education team consists of Nurses and Dietitians who are trained and competent to deliver the principles and content of the programme.
The Diabetes Educators deliver the structured programme to patients referred into the programme via their GP surgery. Programme delivery is offered either digitally or in a face to face group session at various locations within Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Outcomes are measured on patient satisfaction with the ability to self-manage their Type 2 diabetes after attending the structured education programme. The programme and educators are quality assured and reviewed by the Derriford Hospital Diabetes Team.


We are currently looking for additional Diabetes Nurse and Dietitian Educators to join our team.

Successful applicants will undergo a period of observational learning, followed by supported on-the-job training.
The educator role would be ideal for suitably qualified and experienced Nurses and Dietitians looking to supplement their existing post or wanting to gain experience of working in a community based setting. Post hours are flexible dependent on the applicants’ availability and applicants must be willing to travel in and around the Plymouth and South Devon locality.

For an informal chat about the role and programme, please contact:
Denise Standen, Operations Manager Tel: 01752 434750 or email denise.standen@nhs.net. or complete the application form and upload your CV with covering letter

Key Dimensions

Sentinel Healthcare Southwest CiC provides structured education sessions for
people with Type 2 Diabetes in Plymouth in association with the University
Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

  • The Structured Type 2 Diabetes Education Team includes staff from across the
    local healthcare services: Specialist Inpatient Diabetes Nurses, Specialist
    Community Diabetes Nurses, Specialist Diabetes Dietitians, Practice Nurses,
    Health Practitioners and Administration staff.
  • A Sentinel Practice Nurse & Dietitian work together to deliver the structured
    education programme.
  • This post may involve travel across the Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon
    areas delivering face to face group sessions and also digital delivery.
  • The post holder manages their own caseload of outpatient groups in conjunction
    with the co-worker for each session.
  • Supervision of students may be required.
  • Contribute to resource management.
Primary Duties

Duties & Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide a high standard of education service to outpatients with Type 2 Diabetes,
    through delivering education sessions using evidence based practice.
  • Work effectively as an individual and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Communicate accurately in writing and/or verbally with other health professionals.
  • Ensure regular communication with the other educators in the team, including
    regular face to face meetings at which accurate minutes should be taken and
  • Adapt to changing demands of the job to provide an education service in the
    absence of co-workers.
  • Be responsible for own development and application of knowledge in the specialist
    area of Type 2 Diabetes, being aware that support/supervision can be sought from
    UHNT Specialist Diabetes Dietitians and Nurses within the team.
  • Review and update resource material using evidence based information.
  • Ensure that resources are used effectively and in accordance with the UHNT
    Diabetes Service Guidelines.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to healthcare professionals using current
    evidence-based resources.
  • Participate in education and training of students with clinical supervisory skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development to improve
    patient centred care.
  • Participate in audits and quality monitoring.
  • Proactively contribute to the achievement of clinical outcomes through individual
    and team effort.
  • Be aware of and adhere to all relevant policies and procedures, the Health & Safety
    at Work Act and GDPR.
Working Relationships

Communications & Working Relationships

  • It is essential that the post holder is able to communicate with a wide range of
    personnel; team colleagues, UHNT colleagues, students, medical, nursing,
    paramedical staff, administration staff, patients, relatives and carers.
  • The post holder will receive information concerning patients’ medical history which
    may contain sensitive issues. Care must be taken to ensure patient confidentiality
    at all times.
  • The post holder should be aware of potential barriers to effective communication in
    the group setting and have the necessary knowledge and skills to overcome them.
  • Patients attending group education sessions may have complex emotional, physical
    and psychological problems which will need to be taken into account and handled
    sensitively and appropriately.
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Diabetes Educator Application Form

Please complete the form below and attach your CV – alternatively you can email to:SHS.sentinelrecruitment@nhs.net

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