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Band 7 Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about diabetes in paediatrics? We are looking for an experience paediatric dietitian looking to specialise in a diabetes post or an adult diabetes dietitian looking to move into paediatrics. This is a full-time post to work with the established and supportive paediatric diabetes team at University Hospitals Birmingham. Part time hours and/or a job share will be considered.

The post involves being the lead dietitian for the paediatric diabetes team, working with inpatients and outpatients at Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals. You will co-ordinate the dietetic service for children with diabetes ensuring high levels of care in line with evidence based practice and national guidelines and be responsible for regular service reviews through audit and patient feedback to improve patient care.

The post holder will be expected to support the paediatric dietetic team leader and deputise for them in their absence. You should have excellent interpersonal and time management skills together with an ability to be flexible and a commitment to teamwork. You will participate in student training and staff development programmes as well as contribute to the department evidence-based practice and audit programmes.

The department offers excellent training and development opportunities, and you will be supported by a large progressive Dietetic department. Applicants must be prepared to participate in 7 days working, as required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be the lead dietetic specialist for paediatric diabetes within UHB.

To use specialist skills to effectively manage caseload, work priorities including service delivery, patient and professional demands.

To be a source of expertise, to identify, analyse, evaluate and problem solve to enable the development and delivery of individualised intervention and treatment programmes in a variety of settings.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, maintaining appropriate records and data inputting.

To provide leadership and management on a daily basis, including supervision, appraisal and development of junior staff. To be involved in recruitment process as appropriate.

To supervise, educate and assess the performance of dietetic students

To lead in service development, training and development of clinical practice in the area of paediatric dietetic diabetes.

To deputise for Paediatric Team Leader

Essential skills

Demonstration of significant clinical experience of working with patients with a variety of paediatric conditions including diabetes or in adult diabetes

Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary team and dietetic team.

Experience of teaching children and young people

Excellent interpersonal skills -- including observation, listening and empathy skills

Excellent organisational and time management skills

Supportive to other staff

Desirable skills

Experience of supervising junior staff and dietetic students

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • *Registered with HCPC
  • *Evidence of CPD relevant to clinical speciality


  • *Member of DMEG
  • *Completion of masters level Paediatric Training
  • *Certificate in non medical supplementary prescribing.
  • *Evidence of leadership training.
  • *Attendance at Clinical Educators Course.



  • *Demonstration of significant clinical experience of working with patients with a variety of paediatric conditions including diabetes or adults with diabetes
  • *Experience of teaching children and young people
  • *an ability to cope with a range of complex options, finds solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • *Experience working as part of multidisciplinary team and dietetic team
  • *Awareness of local needs, ethnic minorities and low-income groups
  • *Understanding of audit and clinical effectiveness and its importance in the provision of a quality service


  • *Experience of supporting and supervision of junior staff, students.
  • *Good presentation skills and teaching skills with evidence of presentations to groups

Additional Criteria


  • *Excellent interpersonal skills -- including observation, listening and empathy skills.
  • *Able to adapt communication style to one to one and in groups including working through interpreters.
  • *Excellent written and verbal communication skills including an ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive and contentious information.
  • *An ability to prioritise and organise own workload.
  • *An ability to cope with a range of complex options, finds solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action. .
  • *An ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and form good working relationship.
  • *Able to judge limits of skills/competence and recognise professional boundaries where appropriate
  • *Supportive to other staff including Enthusiasm and commitment to train student dietitians and others.
  • *IT skills -- computer literate
  • *Demonstrate enthusiasm for the specialist area and interest in developing expertise within this area
  • *Demonstrate a professional attitude.
  • *An ability to cope with occasional exposure to distressing/emotional situations.
  • *Able to contribute to bank holiday / 7 day working as required
  • *Able to meet the travel requirements of the post i.e. where off site travel is required e.g. for home visits, frequent travel between sites
  • *Flexible in working across sites and times of work depending on clinical workload
  • *Reliable
  • *Punctual


  • *Member of the BDA.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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