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Dietitian - Diabetes

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen to join a friendly team of over 30 Dietitians in the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a Band 6 Dietitian specialising in Diabetes. This post is based at York Hospital.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and proactive dietitian, with experience in this area, or a Band 5/6 who is keen to gain knowledge and experience in this speciality.

This post sits within a supportive dietetic department comprising of otherdietitians, dietetic assistant practitioners and dietetic support workers. You will be part of the Diabetes dietetics service across the York and Scarborough Hospital sites. Clinical leadership and operational support is provided by the Team Manager and the Senior AHP Operational Manager and Professional Lead.

The post holder will be a key member of the Diabetes team at York and Scarborough Hospitals, providing specialist Dietetic service to Diabetes outpatient clinics, Diabetes antenatal services, young adult and transition clinics, Renal diabetes clinics and Insulin pump clinics. There will also be opportunities to upskill and deliver a variety of structured education programmes including sessions for service users with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes and for insulin users.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The ability to transport yourself across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

Main duties of the job

You will be primarily based at York Hospital, but will also be required to travel to ScarboroughHospital at times.

The Diabetes dietitians deliver a comprehensive service to a wide area of outpatient clinics including
  • Dietitian led outpatient clinics
  • diabetes antenatal services and pre conception clinics
  • young adult and transition clinics,
  • renal diabetes clinics
  • insulin pump clinics

The Diabetes dietitians are involved in the development and delivery of structured education sessions including
  • Good 2 Go (Type 2 Diabetes)
  • BITES (Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Insulin Skills

You will work closely and collaboratively with the wider Diabetes MDT including Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Doctors.

Training will be provided as required to support the delivery of the structured education programmes including more recent technological advances such as intermittently scanned and continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

The department places a strong emphasis on clinical supervision, training and education, including:
  • peer support and supervision
  • established programme of CPD activities
  • well established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students
  • delivery of a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care
  • opportunities to participate in audit and research
  • well established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • Understanding of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit/research projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area
  • Car driver with valid UK licence

Aptitude and Personal Qualities


  • Always demonstrates professional demeanour
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Flexible and adaptable

Values, Drivers and Motivators


  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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