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Weight Management Specialist Dietitian

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Specialist Dietitian - Weight Management (Tier 3 service)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist dietitian to join our Tier 3 weight management team of Dietitians, Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist and support staff across Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This forward thinking and proactive department would welcome applicants with an interest in specialising in weight management. The post holder is a key member of the MDT team in supporting patients to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes and to facilitate patients progression to Tier 4 bariatric services . The post will also involve supervising Dietetic assistants within the service and working alongside the Tier 4 bariatric service.

We are looking for a dynamic team player who is highly efficient, consistently produces a high standard of work and can work to deadlines.

We are able to provide support to complete a Non-Medical Prescribing course and encourage other training and development opportunities.

In return we offer an excellent pension scheme. We are perfectly positioned, with the major regional centres, Nottingham, Leeds and Sheffield on our doorstep.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based primarily at Doncaster Royal Infirmary with travel to Bassetlaw hospital and Montagu Hospital Mexborough.
  • Providing a dietetic service to a caseload of patients using evidence based patient centred principles, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate dietetic interventions.
  • Actively contribute to specialist MDTs
  • Overcomes barriers to communication and acceptance and plays a role in developing educational resources for patient use.
  • Sharing the role of developing and delivering training packages to staff, other health professionals and group education programmes for patients in the area of weight management.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring own continuing professional development, and actively participating in the Trust's clinical governance programme through audit and research activities

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Qualified as a registered dietitian
  • Good clinical knowledge in general dietetics
  • Understanding of professional ethics and application in practice
  • Willingness to maintain evidence of ongoing CPD
  • 12 months post registration experience in obesity / weight management


  • Clinical experience of working in a variety of settings
  • Evidence of post registration CPD
  • Experience of training dietetic students
  • Experience of supervising Dietetic Assistants
  • Education and research skills
  • Experience of working as part of a specialist MDT
  • Development and delivery of group education to patients / health care professionals



  • Degree in Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics or working towards
  • Relevant Post Registration training
  • HCPC UK Registered Dietitian


  • Clinical supervisory course
  • Post graduate study in appropriate clinical and non-clinical areas
  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups
  • Keyboard and internet skills, experience of using system 1.
  • Non medical prescribing qualification

Interpersonal Skills


  • Ability to work to deadlines and use own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to be an effective member of a team
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to acknowledge own limitations and seek support as appropriate
  • Flexible, adaptable and innovative


  • Effective presentation skills
  • Behaviour change / motivational interviewing skills

Organisational Skills


  • Well organised methods of working
  • Good time management
  • Good record keeping
  • Ability to manage busy caseload

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



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