Weight Management Specialist Dietitian

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Dietitian - Weight Management (Tier 3 service)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist dietitian to join our Tier 3 weight management team of Dietitians, Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist and support staff across Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This forward thinking and proactive department would welcome applicants with an interest in specialising in weight management. The post holder is a key member of the MDT team in supporting patients to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes and to facilitate patients progression to Tier 4 bariatric services . The post will also involve supervising Dietetic assistants within the service and working alongside the Tier 4 bariatric service.

We are looking for a dynamic team player who is highly efficient, consistently produces a high standard of work and can work to deadlines.

We are able to provide support to complete a Non-Medical Prescribing course and encourage other training and development opportunities.

In return we offer an excellent pension scheme. We are perfectly positioned, with the major regional centres, Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield on our doorstep.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based primarily at Doncaster Royal Infirmary with travel to Bassetlaw hospital and Montagu Hospital Mexborough.
  • Providing a dietetic service to a caseload of patients using evidence based patient centred principles, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate dietetic interventions.
  • Actively contribute to specialist MDTs
  • Overcomes barriers to communication and acceptance and plays a role in developing educational resources for patient use.
  • Sharing the role of developing and delivering training packages to staff, other health professionals and group education programmes for patients in the area of weight management.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring own continuing professional development, and actively participating in the Trust's clinical governance programme through audit and research activities

About us

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is highly committed to personal development and as a dietetic department opportunities for learning and development are well supported. This includes developing skills in audit and research submitting work for publication or presentation and the use of quality improvement techniques.

All dietitians are actively involved with student training taking A, B and C placement students as part of the Nottingham and Sheffield cluster

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high quality, evidence based dietetic service as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team
  • To be a specialist clinician within dietetics
  • 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 work with other members of the team in the development of the service
  • To contribute to the supervision and development of other dietitians and student dietitians

Person Specification



  • Qualified as a registered dietitian
  • Good clinical knowledge in general dietetics
  • Understanding of professional ethics and application in practice
  • Willingness to maintain evidence of ongoing CPD
  • 12 months post registration experience in obesity / weight management


  • Clinical experience of working in a variety of settings
  • Evidence of post registration CPD
  • Experience of training dietetic students
  • Experience of supervising Dietetic Assistants
  • Education and research skills
  • Experience of working as part of a specialist MDT
  • Development and delivery of group education to patients / health care professionals



  • Degree in Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics or working towards
  • Relevant Post Registration training
  • HCPC UK Registered Dietitian


  • Clinical supervisory course
  • Post graduate study in appropriate clinical and non-clinical areas
  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups
  • Keyboard and internet skills, experience of using system 1.
  • Non medical prescribing qualification

Interpersonal Skills


  • Ability to work to deadlines and use own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to be an effective member of a team
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to acknowledge own limitations and seek support as appropriate
  • Flexible, adaptable and innovative


  • Effective presentation skills
  • Behaviour change / motivational interviewing skills

Organisational Skills


  • Well organised methods of working
  • Good time management
  • Good record keeping
  • Ability to manage busy caseload

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



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