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Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to develop specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietetic skills. We would consider applicants who are currently working as Band 5 or 6 or undergraduates soon to qualify. If offered this post as a development post we would expect the candidate to work towards completion of the required Band 5 competencies within a 12 month period.

We are a small but dynamic team of Dietitians, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. The team is based in the community across both Scunthorpe and Grimsby sites.

You will provide specialised Paediatric Diabetic Dietetic assessment & management of children aged 0-19 years within community and inpatient arena. There will also be an opportunity to develop the relevant generalist competencies required, which will be fully supported through training if you have not completed this previously. You will be part of the wider Diabetes MDT, contributing to service development, evaluation & development of pathways and will have a key role in delivery of Education and training to both parents/carer's/young people & to other professionals. You will work alongside our current diabetes trained dietitian & will also have access to supervision from the Diabetes Team our partner Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospital (HUTH) & the ability to access the Yorkshire and Humber Diabetes Network for ongoing support.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for providing a specialist assessment, management & interventions for children & young people with a Diabetes across a range of settings
  • To work within inpatient, outpatient & community settings, homes & schools
  • To be responsible for providing a high quality specialist service to children & young people with more complex Dietetic presentations (Diabetes). To provide specialist advice & support
  • To provide training/ Education as appropriate for parents/carer's/ Young People & other professionals (including Education settings)
  • To take an active part within the Diabetes MDT & regular attendance at MDT clinics
  • To assist the Operational Lead & Team leads in planning & developing the service. To provide second opinions where appropriate to junior colleagues. To contribute to information & data collection for reporting for commissioners & to monitor information relevant to own area of the service
  • It would be expected that the Job Holder would complete B6 competencies & training within the first 12 months of the post starting if do not have suitable prior diabetes experience
  • To manage a defined caseload of more complex patients using advanced evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement & evaluate interventions, including discharge
  • To provide day to day support as well a responsibility for line management of junior Band 5 & non registered staff, as delegated by your supervisor
  • To supervise students on practice placement as appropriate

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values, kindness, courage, and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oDegree/Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • oHCPC Registration


  • oMembership of BDA
  • oMembership of BDA Paediatric Specialist Group
  • oPost graduate study in appropriate clinical areas e.g. MSc modules in paediatrics
  • oRelevant accredited courses related to clinical areas in adult or paediatric dietetics
  • oWide range of CPD activities, esp. related to specialist area
  • oInsulin pump training
  • oPaediatric Diabetes training



  • oPost Graduate clinical experience of working with a broad range of patients across a variety of settings at post graduate level (minimum of 12 months experience)
  • oClinical experience as Autonomous practitioner for management of less complex clinical paediatric clinical pathways e.g. CMA and weight management
  • oExperience of working with at least one complex paediatric pathway e.g. enteral tube feeding with senior supervision and support
  • oEvidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • oPost registration experience within diabetes

Management and Leadership


  • oExperience of leading a project at least at undergraduate level


  • oExperience of leading on a project at post graduate level
  • oExperience of deputising for senior team members in a clinical or non-clinical capacity
  • oExperience of supervising/ mentoring junior staff, dietetic assistants and students.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


New Beacon House



DN15 7BH

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