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Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro-rata - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
A part -time permanent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated person with a desire to develop their clinical skills in paediatric diabetes to join our proactive team at The Royal Surrey Hospital (RSH).

We are looking for somebody with paediatric diabetes experience. We are looking for someone who is proactive and has the initiative to develop a service to complement the paediatric diabetes MDT.

The Dietetic Department at The Royal Surrey Hospital has an active audit and research culture, promoting clinical effectiveness in patient care. You will join a forward thinking and innovative dietetic team, which undertakes the training of A, B and C placement students, and is involved in teaching at the University of Surrey as well as supporting students with dissertation projects. This is an excellent opportunity in a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

If you are an HCPC registered dietitian with experience and a strong interest in paediatrics, looking for an opportunity to develop and expand your skills within a friendly and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

Remote interviews are available if you are unable to attend in person for a valid reason.

Main duties of the job

The Royal Surrey looks after over 120 children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes team comprises of three paediatricians' with a special interest in diabetes, two specialist nurses and a psychologist. This post is part of the service supporting the 'Best practice tariff' process. This role is one of four paediatric posts within our department.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a high quality diabetes service for paediatrics in line with the Best Practice Tariff guidelines

The post holder will be responsible for delivering specialist paediatric diabetes advice to patients, families and staff. The delivery of this service will predominantly take place in outpatient clinics and at ward level. The post holder will also support the clinical supervision of the paediatric dietetic team and provide dietetic input to relevant MDTs, and support for other Health Professionals in the Trust and surrounding Healthcare Units

Person Specification



  • BSc in Dietetics or equivalent and registration with HCPC


  • Member of the British Dietetics Association
  • Membership of BDA specialist group eg Paediatric DSG



  • Experience working at a senior level in a range of different clinical settings
  • Previous clinical experience in paediatrics including diabetes
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience managing other dietetic staff
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or lecturing
  • Good understanding of the relationship between diet and insulin in type 1 diabetes including use of Carbohydrate counting & Glycaemic index in day to day management
  • Understanding of medicine management and optimisation in the context of insulin dose adjustment advice and the role of the dietitian without a prescribing qualification
  • Good understanding of insulin pump therapy including hybrid closed loop systems and the dietary advice for these systems with documented CPD certification.


  • Post graduate qualification(s)
  • Recognised post graduate qualification(s) in Paediatric Diabetes and or signed off BDA band 6 training guide in paediatric diabetes
  • Experience and / or trained to deliver Diabetes structured education such as DESMOND, DAFNE or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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