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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2021.

Advanced Diabetes Dietitian

Job Reference: 405-21-PT539DIET

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Diabetes Dietitian
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Outstanding Career

Come and use your skills to create and shape our Diabetes Dietitian service!

You will be a key member of the Dorset County Hospital Diabetes Multidisciplinary team, helping to build our new transition service from scratch. You will also take responsibility for the existing secondary care services; clinics, antenatal, new Type 1 pathway, BERTIE structured education and inpatient care, teaming with a dietitian working at Enhanced level to deliver these services. The Transition service is much needed and you will make it happen. The other secondary care services are established but you will have freedom to innovate where there is opportunity to improve patient care.

You will work with a fantastic and forward thinking team of Diabetes Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Administrators, Podiatrists, Healthcare Assistants and Psychologist. You will be based with them at the Diabetes Centre at Dorset County Hospital in the beautiful County town of Dorchester. You will also be part of the Trust’s Dietetic department, benefitting from easy access to and peer support from Dietitians working across a range of specialities. The Dietetics department is committed to staff wellbeing and development, offering a range of CPD opportunities.

Applications for full time and part time are welcome as are return to work applications. You will need to be experienced in Diabetes care, including pump, CGM and flash technology and have ideas of how to engage with the transition cohort. You will also need to be skilled in leadership and change management. The work will be at Advanced Level as per the BDA Diabetes Competencies.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Isabel Hooley, Lead Diabetes Dietitian - Email: Tel: 07880474420


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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