Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


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Job summary

Band 6 Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

We have a large caseload of over 250 children and young people with Diabetes and you will have opportunity to develop skills in working with this group of patients. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a team of paediatric diabetes specialist nurses, consultants and clinical psychologist. As part of your work with the diabetes team there will be the opportunity to be involved with group education sessions. Full training can be provided to develop or consolidate your skills in paediatric diabetes depending on your past experience.

We are looking for a passionate dietitian who is enthusiastic and wants to learn. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a changing environment, commitment to team working. This post would suit either someone with some experience in paediatrics as specialist training can be provided, or a paediatric Dietitian wanting to further develop their skills in a paediatric hospital with a varied and challenging caseload. Regular supervision and support will be provided. You will also be expected to support students and junior members of the team with the guidance of the Clinical Lead.

Main duties of the job

Provide a comprehensive dietetic service to paediatric inpatients and outpatients who have a diagnosis of diabetes.

Perform specialist dietetic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions to provide, develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

Work closely with other members of the Paediatric Multi-Disciplinary Diabetes Teams and in conjunction with other Dietitians as required.

Provide specialist training and education on dietetic assessment and treatment of patients within this specialty to the wider multidisciplinary team and qualified and unqualified staff.

To be actively involved in implementation of specific changes to practice and contribute to service development.

About us

It is now a legal requirement for the majority of NHS staff to befully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. The COVID-19 vaccinations are safe, effective and have been extensively studied. The best way to protect yourself, your family, our patients and our colleagues is to be fully vaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you cannot be employed in a post that has contact with patients. If you believe that you are medically exempt from receiving COVID-19 vaccinations please contact our Employee Service Centre Helpdesk on: hyp-tr.esc.helpdesk@nhs.net for further information before completing an application.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust's secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification


BSc or Post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

HCPC registration

EXPERIENCEPrevious experience working as a specialist dietitian within paediatrics

evidence of multidisciplinary team working

evidence of teaching experience


Evidence of a wide variety of clinical knowledge

Theoretical Knowledge of specialist clinical area

Working knowledge and understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice

Person Specification



  • BSc or post grad diploma in nutrition & dietetics
  • HCPC registration


  • post reg training including BDA paediatric modules
  • Clinical supervisory skills course



  • Adequate post registration experience of service delivery in a variety of different clinical settings
  • Experience of working with patients with diverse healthcare needs


  • Experience of supervising junior staff/assistants and students
  • Member of the paediatric specialist group



  • Evidence of a wide variety of clinical knowledge
  • Theoretical evidence of specialist clinical area


  • Evidence of CPD in specialist clinical area



  • Effective communication skills with people from diverse backgrounds
  • have developed good organisation skills


  • anthropometric skills
  • clinical supervision skills

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

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull University Teaching Hospitals



Employer's website

https://www.hey.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Katherine Durrans



Date posted

03 March 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum.


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Home or remote working

Reference number


Job locations

Hull University Teaching Hospitals



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