Volunteer nurse needed in August for Diabetes UK children’s summer camp in Weymouth, South West England

Diabetes UK has contacted Altrix to ask if any of our nurses can volunteer for one of the summer camps they organise for children aged between 11 and 15 years old.

The camps deliver a life-changing experience for children living with type 1 diabetes by giving them the opportunity to mix with other children like them, doing fun activities and increasing their confidence living with type 1 diabetes.

These camps couldn’t run without the help of a team of dedicated HCPs to look after the children.

Diabetes UK is looking for a qualified nurse to volunteer to help at their summer camp in Weymouth between Sunday 21st and Wednesday 24th August.

The role includes checking the children’s blood sugar levels overnight and treating any episodes of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, so will involve being awake between 21:30 and 07:00.

The nurse will be required to do night blood tests with the support of one of our other volunteers and deal with any episodes of high or low blood sugar levels. There will be a handover with our other volunteer HCPs each evening and morning, and the lead HCP will be on-call if the overnight nurse needs them for any emergencies. 

However, there will be no daytime duties, so the volunteer can either go home if they are local, or be accommodated nearby if they live a significant distance away.

The nurse must be NMC registered with experience of looking after children and young people with type 1.

Full role description: Night-Nurse-JD-summer-2022.pdf
Read more: www.diabetes.org.uk/how_we_help/type-1-events
Apply: Please email Steve Paxton, Event Officer for Youth and Family Events, on steve.paxton@diabetes.org.uk