Specialist Dietitian (Diabetes)

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
The postholder is one of a team of specialist diabetes dietitians providing a highly specialised dietetic service within the multidisciplinary diabetes services at King's. The Denmark Hill site serves a population of people living with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes in a mainly outpatient setting. Clinical care is now provided via both telemedicine and face-to face in 1:1 and group settings (including newly diagnosed groups, carbohydrate counting education and DAFNE).

Main duties of the job

This post supports the adult multidisciplinary diabetes team, contribution to a collaborative and comprehensive pathway of care including provision of DAFNE courses. The postholder will take responsibility for planning and providing diabetes dietetic care to DAFNE training, Type 1 Diabetes and antenatal diabetes services.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to detailed Job Description and Person Specification for this Specialist Diabetes Dietitian position

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered (Dietitian)
  • Postgraduate experience of working in diabetes
  • DAFNE trained or similar type 1 diabetes structured education programme
  • Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and leading on service change
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders


  • A recognised and appropriate postgraduate diabetes course
  • Member of the BDA Diabetes Specialist Group (DSG)

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Denmark Hill



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