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Children's Diabetes Dietitian

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The University College London Hospitals NHS TrustChild and Young Persons Diabetes Service

We are looking for a Children's Diabetes Dietitian (Band 6). This is a great opportunity to develop paediatric diabetes knowledge and skills as part of a large multidisciplinary children and young people's diabetes team. Our service is one of the largest clinics in England providing care for children and young people with diabetes (aged 0-19 years), with a strong focus on the use of diabetes technology in the delivery of care. The children's diabetes dietitians are embedded within the CYP Diabetes Team.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities for this post include

Working as an integral part of the diabetes MDT to provide dietetic education and support for children and young people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes from diagnosis through to transition to adult services.

Management of in patients, multidisciplinary outpatient clinics, dietetic led outpatient clinics and joint working with nursing and clinical psychology team at UCLH.

The post holder will have opportunities to develop diabetes management skills using insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring as part of hybrid closed loop systems. Training and clinical supervision will be provided by the team. This post is an opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic dietitian to develop clinical skills in the management of children and young people with diabetes.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • Four year degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registered


Desirable

  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) or equivalent association
  • Post registration training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Post graduate study in specialist area of dietetics e.g. paediatric modules


Experience

Desirable

  • Post registration clinical experience in paediatrics and/ or adolescents
  • Clinical experience in paediatrics and adolescent diabetes services
  • Involvement in relevant specialist interest group


Quality and service improvement

Essential

  • Experience of service development


Communication

Essential

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Awareness of need for confidentiality and issues of consent
  • Proven experience of communicating to affect change in children and adolescents


Personal and people development

Essential

  • Experience of training student dietitians/other HCPs


Desirable

  • Experience in the support and development of junior members of staff
  • Teaching on degree (or higher level) / professional course


oInformation collection and analysis including IT skills

Essential

  • Anthropometry skills
  • Experience of conducting audit and/or research, including the ability to analyse and interpret statistics
  • Computer literacy


Health, Safety and Security

Essential

  • Knowledge & understanding of clinical governance and risk management and relevance to dietetics


Equality and Diversity

Essential

  • Awareness of equal opportunities and diversity


Other requirements

Essential

  • To manage the physical effort of working between hospital sites, frequently moving up and down stairs, standing for long periods of time and carrying heavy folders.
  • To manage working in unpleasant conditions such as environments where there may be unpleasant sights, noises, smells and temperature fluctuations e.g. hospital wards


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

UCLH

235 Euston Road

London

NW1 2BU

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309-UCLH-4531

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