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Diabetes Dietitian

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a diabetes dietitian to join the dietetic team at Hereford County Hospital. The dietetic team comprises of 16 dietitians and 4 dietetic assistants.

The diabetes dietitians work closely with the wider diabetes MDT to provide 1:1 and group education/ promote self-management to patients with diabetes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes across Herefordshire. Specialist services include antenatal service, insulin pump clinics and young adult clinics.

Post-registration experience in diabetes is desirable for this post however training can be provided. You will be supported in your role by the Band7 diabetes dietitians.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for running face to face and virtual outpatient clinics + structured education groups - treating all types of diabetes with treatments for diabetes including HCL and insulin pump therapy. The caseload will include some paediatric diabetes and transition age groups in addition to adult patients.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information on the roles and responsibilities of the post please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc / MSc / PGDip in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Current HCPC registration


Desirable

  • BDA member
  • Post qualification training in diabetes
  • Basic Clinical Supervisory Skills training


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge of Diabetes and its treatments
  • Communication , motivation and negotiation skills
  • able to plan and prioritise own worload
  • good presentation and teaching skills


Experience

Essential

  • experience of working with patients with diabetes
  • Experience of working with patients using insulin pumps and new technologies
  • experience of MDT working


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

Hereford County Hospital

Union Walk

Hereford

HR1 2ER

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

229-IC-6237074-A

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