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Specialist Community and Community Diabetes Dietitian

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Calling Band 6 Dietitians!

Specialist Community and Community Diabetes Dietitian

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Dietitian to join our friendly team to work as a key, valued and active member of the Community Dietitians team based at St Richards Hospital, Chichester.

This is permanent part-time post. The applicant must be self-motivated, well-organised and be confident communicator.

Informal visits or discussions about the role are very welcome.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work for half of their time alongside the MDT community diabetes team seeing patients in out-patient clinics and providing patient information in GP clinics across the area.

The other half of the post will be providing dietetic advice to patients at home or in community hospital settings.

This post offers excellent opportunities to develop working relationships with a wide MDT network including GP's Diabetes Specialist nurses, Practice nursesand Community-based Healthcare professionals.

The post holder will participate in continuing professional development, audit and research within this specialist area to further best practice and personal development.

They will also be involved in supporting junior dietitians and students.

Regular travel between sites is required, a car driver and access to a car for work is essential.

About us

Join us at UHSussex , every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake dietetic assessments of referred patients taking into account medical, social, cultural and psychological factors. Calculate nutritional requirements based on the interpretation of anthropometry, biochemistry, clinical condition and other physical parameters.
  • Determine and prescribe the appropriate dietetic treatment and develop treatment plans.
  • Provide training to patients, carers and staff system and order equipment/appropriate ancillaries patients.
  • Negotiate change with patients to enable them to achieve targets, overcoming barriers to change including dietary, environmental, social and psychological factors.
  • Communicate complex information in an understandable form to patients who may have barriers to communication and understanding.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Bachelor of science (Honors degree) Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Nutrition and dietetics, or post graduate Diploma


  • Post registration training in cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • Student clinical facilitator training course
  • British Dietetic Association diabetes course



  • State registration with the Health profession Council
  • Member of British Dietetic Association


  • Member of BDA specialist group



  • good range of clinical dietetic experience
  • Experience working with people who have diabetes
  • Experience of working with people in the community setting


  • NHS or similar acute experience in e.g. acute/community/diabetes
  • Experience with those ambivalent to change

Other relevant experience


  • eg research/audit/service development


  • Car owner/driver

People Management


  • Presentation skills to HCPs and patients
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Experience supervising students

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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