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Specialist Dietitian - Paediatric Diabetes

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Queens Burton Hospital
Burton on Trent
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
30/06/2022 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

This post will be based over both sites Queens Burton Hospital and Royal derby Hospital

To work as an active member of the paediatric diabetes and dietetic team.

To be the lead specialist paediatric diabetes dietitian, organising the dietetic service in the clinical area of paediatric diabetes, working with a highly specialised clinical caseload of children on complex insulin regimens.

To be responsible for education and audit within this specialist area and provide a comprehensive and effective dietetic care package both within the acute and primary care setting by being the specialist for diabetes nutrition for infants, children, teenagers and young people. 

To work closely with the Lead Dietitian at Derby Children’s Hospital to ensure equity of dietetic service provision across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The highly specialist dietitian is responsible for a complex, highly specialist clinical case load providing advanced dietary and lifestyle advice to patients and carers.

To work as a highly skilled practitioner within the multidisciplinary team for paediatric diabetes and undertake a range of clinical duties as part of this role. This will include but is not limited to the following: attending all diabetes clinics, running dietetic specific clinics and ensuring annual reviews are completed for each patient.

To advise on complex areas of nutrition and diabetes, for example, exercise, carbohydrate to insulin ratios, insulin sensitivity factors and translate complex nutritional information into practical dietary advice

Closing date - 30 June 2022

Interview date - 14 July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • UK Registered Dietitian with the HCPC
  • Completion of a recognised specific Paediatric Diabetes Module at Level 6 or Level 7

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Competent at using insulin pumps and using different settings for treatment and advising patients on using insulin pump safely.
  • Substantial recent clinical experience, at a senior level in the management of paediatric diabetes
  • Substantial knowledge and clinical experience of managing children on MDI and insulin pump therapy
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams and as a senior member of dietetic team.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of service development
  • Advanced behavioural change, counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy skills
  • Special Interest Group membership such as diabetes UK.
  • Member of British dietetic association

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Dudsbury
Job title
Dietetic team leader
Email address
Telephone number
01283 511511
Additional information

Wendy Barber, 

Lead Children's Diabetes Dietitian

Tel 01332 785233 Ext 85233

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 786187 / 07385 367224