Senior Paediatric Dietitian - Diabetes

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


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Job summary

The Doncaster and Bassetlaw Paediatric Dietetics Service is currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably experienced Band 6 Senior Paediatric Dietitian to be part of our innovative diabetes service. The service is happy to receive applications from candidates who wish to develop their clinical skills within the diabetes specialty.

You will be part of an established forward thinking childrens diabetes service that supports 250 families across Doncaster and Bassetlaw. The diabetes team compromises of 3 consultants, 8 diabetes specialist nurses, 2 psychologists and 2 administrators. The post is based at DRI but you will be required to provide cover for clinics at Bassetlaw Hospital. The job includes supervision from a band 7 lead diabetes dietitian. The role is varied and includes providing dietary advice to children, young people and families within clinics, including dietetic led and MDT clinics, group education and teaching for schools/healthcare professionals.

Main duties of the job

  • The prime function of the role is to provide clinical expertise in supporting the delivery of high standards of dietetic care
  • To be part of consultant led MDT clinics
  • To offer annual review appointments
  • To manage own caseload and to provide a high standard of assessment, management, treatment and advice to meet the needs of patients.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in health, social care, local authority and other agencies to meet the needs of patients.
  • To ensure the efficient and effective use of resources available within the team.
  • To work with other members of the team in the development of the service.
  • To ensure Clinical Governance is integral to service delivery within the specialty area.
  • To represent the Therapy Team and contribute to the development of the wider Therapy service within Clinical Therapies.

About us

We are a friendly supportive childrens dietetic team of 5 dietitians. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our paediatric diabetes service.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is highly committed to personal development. As a teaching hospital, opportunities are available to participate in research. The department has a track record of successful applications to Health Education England National Institute for Health Research clinical academic programmes with staff participating in the Internship and Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship schemes.

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as a source of clinical knowledge within the team to less experienced staff.
  • To promote clinical excellence through his/her practice within the team
  • Work collaboratively in the multidisciplinary team to plan treatment and care of individual patients.
  • Work in collaboration with other health care professionals within the wider health community to drive the excellence in clinical care and service improvement within the speciality.
  • To act as a resource for patients assessing their individual needs and observing the principles of holistic care when planning treatments that are sensitive to the ethnic, cultural and spiritual needs of the patient.
  • Proactively contribute to the achievement of standards/ compliance of targets within their speciality.
  • Provide experienced advice and support to patients and carers from diagnosis and throughout the patient pathway. Liaising with the multidisciplinary team to provide a high standard of care

For full details please read the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Degree in Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC UK Registered Dietitian
  • Relevant post registration training in diabetes


  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups

Interpersonal & Organisational Skills


  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrates clear commitment to the team approach; exchanging ideas and providing support to colleagues
  • Good time and record keeping skills


  • Ability to acknowledge own limitations and seek assistance / support as appropriate
  • Flexible / adaptable / innovative



  • Clinical experience of working with a broad range of patients across a variety of settings
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD


  • Post registration experience in paediatric diabetes
  • Experience in paediatric diabetes
  • Experience of training dietetic students and assistants
  • Development and delivery of training programmes / nutritional initiatives

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Natasha Lloyd


Date posted

08 September 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



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