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Band 6 Diabetes Specialist Dietitian

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Dietitian to join the Diabetes Specialist Service at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust. This post will allow you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in the specialist area of Diabetes.

You will join the friendly, established team of highly skilled Diabetes Specialist Dietitians and be based at North Tyneside General Hospital, working Trust wide in both primary care and a secondary care setting.

Main duties of the job

As a team we work in an extended role, delivering specialised care in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes.

The successful candidate will be delivering expert diabetes dietetics into both the Northumbria Diabetes Specialist Service MDT and primary care clinics/MDT services, acting as a link between the two. They will act as an expert resource to optimise diet and lifestyle interventions as well as to advise on medication regimens where appropriate. They will form an integral part of the Diabetes Specialist MDT, working closely with our DSNs, Doctors and Psychologist.

As a team we work into specialist diabetes outpatient areas including antenatal and 16-25. We also regularly deliver group patient education including insulin starts, insulin pump starts and DAFNE. We frequently undertake training of other health care professionals.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work both autonomously and as a valued part of the MDT. A further element of the role will also include acting as integral member of the MDT for Adult Weight Management Services throughout North Tyneside and Northumberland , delivering specialised skills in both a one to one and a group setting. Please note, there willbe an element of evening work. A full driving license is required. As a team we also participate in student training and clinical supervision

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isnt, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read applicant guidance notes before submitting your application

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties of this role will include;
  • To act as a diabetes specialist dietitian and provide a comprehensive and effective dietetic service to the Trust.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team within Northumbria Diabetes Service and Primary Care.
  • To provide education for patients and other health care professionals about nutrition and chronic disease management.
  • To provide specialist adult weight management support to patients and staff
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or post graduate dietetic diploma
  • Up to date registration with Health Professional Council
  • Experience of conducting audits and/or research


  • Postgraduate training in specialist diabetes management and dietetics
  • Postgraduate training in clinical supervisory skills and counselling/motivational interviewing
  • Member of British Dietetic Association
  • It is desirable to have undertaken a non-medical prescribing course

Other Requirements


  • It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes,

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