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Senior Dietitian - Paediatric Diabetes

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to advertise a vacancy for a Registered Dietitian with experience in paediatric diabetes to join our growing team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic dietitian with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families.

We are a friendly, supportive and dynamic team of 35 clinical staff with excellent admin support. We pride ourselves on growth and development, and support members of the team to undertake relevant training. We support Level 6 apprenticeship programmes and also provide clinical dietetics placement for learners from local universities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work closely with another Dietitian and the supportive and highly motivated paediatric diabetes MDT on the children's ward, outpatient and community settings to deliver a high quality dietetics service to children with diabetes, this will include education for them and their carers.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated asGoodby CQC. We have achievednumerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide a dietetics service to children and young people across Wolverhampton, this will involve, but not be limited to:
  • MDT clinics
  • Education of children on the ward with newly diagnosed diabetes
  • Support children with various therapies including hybrid closed loop systems
  • Work with families, carers, healthcare professionals and schools to optimise diabetes control through carbohydrate counting

This role includes responding to queries from carers, health visitors, schools and GPs, and community visits for children with other co-morbidities, working closely with members of the MDT.

You will support the training & development of student dietitians on clinical placement, apprentice dietitians and junior members of the team.

You will undertake and contribute to projects and audits to ensure continued quality of care and service development.

Keep up to date by participating in continuous professional development.

Work with colleagues to act upon national service trends and innovations in the field of nutrition and diabetes to prioritise, risk assess and implement service redesign as required.

Support service developments, audits, etc with senior members of the dietetics team and the wider MDT

Please see the attachment for detailed job description/person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications & registration


  • HCPC Registration in Dietetics

Experience and learning


  • Experience in paediatrics
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Experience in diabetes


  • Experience working in paediatrics diabetes
  • Post graduate learning in paediatric diabetes

Communication Skills


  • Excellent written & spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



  • Ability to travel between community sites

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


New Cross Hospital


WV10 0QP

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