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Dietitian - Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Lead

Job Description

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a new breed of NHS Foundation Trust and our ambition is to offer world class healthcare to our patients. Our commitment is built on the core principles of quality, safety and clinical excellence. It is our complete dedication to patients that really sets us apart.

We appreciate what good health means to patients. So we shape our services to deliver it. We believe our patients deserve the best.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a leading edge NHS Foundation Trust embracing a £260m turnover healthcare business. We employ over 4,000 people and deliver best care through some of the best quality hospital facilities in the country.

From the passionate support for Newark Hospital to the leading edge design of the new King’s Mill Hospital, we take great pride in the quality of service we offer our patients.

We are looking for an experienced Paediatric Dietitian to join the multi professional team supporting the Diabetes services for young people and their families. You would work with newly diagnosed inpatients at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, outpatients and the community as required.

Patient education in one to ones and group settings for children and their families is an essential part of this role plus initial assessment and advice including use of insulin pumps. The Dietitian is an integral member of the multi professional team (MPT) from initial diagnosis through on going care and transition into adult services. The work of the Dietitian is to educate and facilitate the dietary management of Diabetes to ensure optimal nutritional intake and glycaemic control.

This post provides clinical leadership within the MPT on all aspects of dietary treatment including insulin dose adjustments around carbohydrate counting meals and exercise, interpretation of blood glucose monitoring and healthy diet to prevent acute and long term complications. As part of your clinical leadership role, you will help lead on specific service development projects, research, audit and guideline development relevant to diabetes. You will also be part of the wider Dietetic team with opportunity for peer support and attendance at staff meetings and regular clinical governance sessions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Dietitian with relevant clinical experience, leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a flexible approach to take forward this part of the dietetic service. We have close links with the University of Nottingham and take student Dietitians for placements.


For further details / informal visits contact:
Donna Price on  ( Phone number removed )  ext. 4624 or email ( Email address removed )

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received via NHS Jobs on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal date held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £4769 plus VAT for an enhanced and £2969 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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