Allied Health Professionals - Paediatric Dietitian - Diabetes

  • Department Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 08/07/2022
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-PDD-584
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 18.75 hours per week

Due to a service review we are in a position to expand our excellent and dynamic diabetes dietetic team.  The team provides dietetic support for children and young people across Shropshire and Powys.  This includes education and training for children, young people and their families  from diagnosis to transition into adult services.  We are apart of a wider MDT working closely with our colleagues in the Women's and Children's Centre in Telford and with our partners in Shropshire Community Trust.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic, autonomous and highly motivated Band 5 looking to progress or take on extra duties or a competent Band 6 dietitian to support our B7 clinical lead diabetes dietitian.  The role is for 18.75 and will be based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.   You will be required to work in a variety of settings within our 2 hospitals and in the wider Shropshire community therefore flexibility and adaptability are essential.  You will be  working within nationally and locally agreed protocols and guidelines to provide up to date evidence based dietetic support for Type 1, Type 2 and other forms of diabetes in a mixture of social settings within the community as well as outpatients and our Children's ward at Princess Royal Hospital.


Main duties of the job

We are small paediatric team based in the Therapy Services in Princess Royal Hospital.  We provide a specialist paediatric diabetes service to the community of Shropshire.  We  are apart of a wider diabetes MDT consisting of diabetes community nurses, Consultants, and psychologists we have  close links to school nurses, GPs and social workers.  

Your main role is to support parents, children and young people (CYP) with training and education from diagnosis to transition into adult services.  You will be required to work in a variety of settings, covering wards,   family homes and other social settings such as education and health.   In addition you will have the opportunity to conduct audits and support the B7 in developing and delivering the operational objectives for the paediatric diabetes team.  

Dietitians working with children with diabetes should be a competent paediatric dietitian and be able to demonstrate knowledge and competencies in: weighing, measuring and assessing growth, normal infant and childhood nutrition, assessment of food intake and growth, management of faltering growth and management of behavioural eating difficulties.  

Additional training will be delivered to support you.  We are committed to tailoring training to each individuals need and offer opportunities for continuing professional development.  We provide regular management and clinical supervision across the whole of therapies.


Working for our organisation

As part of the wider dietetic team we support , student education, we provide regular CPD sessions, clinical and management supervision.  We are a friendly, dynamic dietetic team consisting of dietitians and assistant practitioners.  We take our responsibility to our service users very seriously and strive to provide the best evidence based care to all our patients.  We work collectively and are integrated within the community providing support to our partners in the community Shropshire.  

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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