Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Applicants are invited for the post of Band 7 Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian at Colchester Hospital.

This is an exciting role with joint clinical responsibility for the paediatric diabetes dietetic service including an established pump service. The Dietitian is an integral part of the MDT and participates in case conferences and multidisciplinary clinics. The successful candidate will join the current team of 3 Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Consultants, Psychologist and Transition nurse.

You will have experience in clinical paediatric dietetics and experience in paediatric diabetes. You must have excellent communication and leadership skills, be flexible and be able to use their own initiative to support the development of the service.

We will consider applicants with general paediatric dietetic experience as a band 6 to band 7 development opportunity as training in paediatric diabetes can be provided. We would also consider applicants wishing to work part-time.

The Nutrition and Dietetic Department are a friendly department of 15 members of staff including Dietitians, Nutrition nurses, Dietetic Assistant and admin staff. CPD and personal development are actively encouraged. The department also takes part in regular student training.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the provision of highly specialised dietetic advice to paediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes requiring nutritional intervention

To work as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team in provision and development of the service including the provision of protocols as under pinned by the clinical governance framework

To educate and train all levels of healthcare professional and medical staff on paediatric nutrition and specialist areas within paediatrics.

To be a member of the paediatric multidisciplinary team and participate in ward rounds, team meetings, case conferences and specialist clinics.

To participate in student training

To line manage junior staff

If appointed as band 6 development post:

To initially undertake all duties under supervision of Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

To proactively work towards achieving Paediatric Dietetic and Diabetes competencies.

To attend additional tutorials and supervision sessions with clinical supervisor.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Date posted

20 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

432-HR426-22

Job locations

Colchester Hospital

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL


Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current HPC registration in Dietetics
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills Course/ Student training courses

Desirable

  • Member of British Dietetic Association
  • Member of paediatric group of BDA
  • Post registration training in paediatric dietetics (modular courses in paediatrics)

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Good clinical knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of on-going Professional Development at Masters Level
  • Proven experience working in dietetics at a senior level and in paediatric dietetics in particular
  • Considerable experience working in different clinical settings within paediatric dietetics and diabetes

Desirable

  • Experience of line management

Skills

Desirable

  • Basic IT skills in order to be able to use Trust Intranet and to input patient activity data
  • Able to use Powerpoint Programme
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current HPC registration in Dietetics
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills Course/ Student training courses

Desirable

  • Member of British Dietetic Association
  • Member of paediatric group of BDA
  • Post registration training in paediatric dietetics (modular courses in paediatrics)

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Good clinical knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of on-going Professional Development at Masters Level
  • Proven experience working in dietetics at a senior level and in paediatric dietetics in particular
  • Considerable experience working in different clinical settings within paediatric dietetics and diabetes

Desirable

  • Experience of line management

Skills

Desirable

  • Basic IT skills in order to be able to use Trust Intranet and to input patient activity data
  • Able to use Powerpoint Programme
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)

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).

Additional information

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

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Colchester Hospital

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Colchester Hospital

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Theresa Cole

theresa.cole@esneft.nhs.uk

01206742819

Date posted

20 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

432-HR426-22

Job locations

Colchester Hospital

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL


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