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Specialist Dietitian (Diabetes)

North Bristol NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata for part time roles.
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
If you are an experienced band 6 Dietitian looking to take the next step, with the passion and drive to make a positive difference in patients' lives, join our team of Diabetes Specialists.

We are excited to invite applicants to join us for aDiabetes Specialist Dietitian role on a fixed term / secondment basis. This would be an ideal opportunity for either a band 7 specialist dietitian or an experienced band 6 dietitian looking to progress their career or gain valuable insight into the diabetes specialty.

Through this unique and highly rewarding role you will:
  • Provide specialist, holistic support for patients with diabetes across the region with complex needs
  • Undertake nutritional assessment of patients and develop nutritional care plans which are both realistic and practical for the patient and carers, taking into account medical, social, cultural and psychological factors
  • Communicate clearly and sensitively with patients around nutrition, lifestyle changes and medication, particularly where there may be barriers to change
  • Actively participate in MDT meetings communicating expert nutrition and dietetic opinion with other health professionals to contribute to the most effective treatment and to improve patient safety and care

The successful applicant will share our commitment to providing patient focused care and will be an essential member of our supportive and friendly multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary Diabetes Team at Southmead Hospital to provide dietary advice and guidance on diabetes management to individuals with diabetes within our secondary-care diabetes service. Our service supports individuals with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, complex type 1 and type 2 diabetes (and other types of diabetes).

The successful applicant will provide patient-centred advice concerning carbohydrate counting, healthy eating and lifestyle, carbohydrate awareness, activity management, weight management, diabetes technology, and diabetes medication adjustment, as required. The role will involve providing education on the use of diabetes technology and interpretation of its data to support diabetes management. Support of other dietetic issues and / or liaison with other specialist services may be required.

Dietetic input will primarily be provided through one-to-one consultations via face-to-face, telephone and virtual platforms. There may also be some requirement to provide education through patient group education sessions.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services. North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As per JD attached
  • To provide a highly specialist diabetes dietetic service, at an advanced practitioner level to Diabetes areas trust-wide.
  • To facilitate diabetes nutritional care as a key member of the diabetes multi-disciplinary team, by offering expert advice about diabetes-related nutrition to highly complex individuals with diabetes
  • To deliver specialist education, training and treatment on nutrition, lifestyle, medical and technological management to individuals with diabetes, their parents / carers, a range of healthcare professional and students.
  • To undertake audit and research related to Diabetes services.
  • To contribute to implementation of the Trusts Diabetes strategies

Person Specification



  • Course of study leading to registration as a dietitian with the Health Professions Council
  • Current registered dietitian status with HCPC
  • Recognised postgraduate diabetes course
  • Experience / trained in intensive insulin therapies and technology (multiple daily injections, insulin pumps, sensors)


  • Post-graduate training in communication and behaviour change skills

Work Experience


  • A range of postgraduate experience


  • Recent experience of working with patients with diabetes in a Secondary Care Service



  • Evidence of ability to work in team, gain the co-operation of others and manage conflict
  • Competent written communication skills
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Evidence of time management skills, ability to prioritise work, complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Evidence of professional development plan and commitment to lifelong learning

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Self-motivating and directing
  • Evidence of being flexible and able to adapt to new situations
  • Evidence of ability to network and build good team relations

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital

Southmead Road


BS10 5NB

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