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Advanced Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
Barrow in Furness
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Dietitian to work as a Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian for Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This part time (0.5wte) post would ideally be suited to a specialist Dietitian looking to advance their skills and knowledge or an advanced Dietitian with relevant clinical experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for managing a complex caseload of Paediatric patients with Diabetes. You will be joining a supportive and experienced team of Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Dietitians, Dietetic Assistants and supporting admin and clerical staff who are responsible for providing a service across social and health care boundaries. You will work closely with the Paediatric Diabetes team, Dietitians and other professionals in both acute and primary care.

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

Ability to travel between the Trust sites as required

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for further details.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Applicants will be HCPC registered dietitians. The post is based at Furness General Hospital, Barrow and will require you to travel to other sites and clinic locations.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Post graduate Paediatric and / or Diabetes Dietetic qualification


  • Leadership / first line management training



  • Post registration Paediatric Dietetic experience at a Specialist level or above
  • Post registration Diabetes Dietetic experience


  • Leadership experience

Skills, ability and knowledge


  • Paediatric Dietetic knowledge, skills and experience at Specialist or above level
  • Diabetes Dietetic knowledge, skills and experience at Specialist or above level
  • Advanced assessment, observation, and evaluation and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of contribution to effective team working

Personal qualities


  • Self motivated and enthusiastic
  • Able to work flexibly to meet unexpected or unusual requirements
  • Ability to travel between sites

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Furness General Hospital

Dalton Lane

Barrow in Furness

LA14 4LF

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