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Advanced Diabetes Dietitian (Locality)

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Diabetes Dietitian
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
21/10/2018 23:59
Interview date

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


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.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career





Advanced Diabetes Dietitian (LOCALITY)

Band 7, full time permanent position

A brand new and exciting opportunity is available within the speciality of diabetes dietetics in Dorset. The role supports diabetic patients closer to home by being a locality position, working closely with multidisciplinary primary and secondary care diabetic teams. 

As part of Dorset’s Accountable Care System journey, six million pounds are being invested in Dorset’s Integrated Community and Primary Care Services. The aim is to develop an integrated workforce within localities, with a strong focus on partnership working.  Services will be based upon the needs of people in each locality, and will focus on providing;

  • Services for people with high intensity and complex needs,
  • A proactive approach to care for people with medium intensity needs caused by long term health problems

This role is a full time permanent position. It is a brand new role with a strong focus on group education and building integrated locality dietetic services for diabetes patients.  The post holder will provide a specialist patient-centered dietetic care to individuals and groups of people with diabetes.  This will include providing expertise to care homes and house bound patients.

The role also will work closely with the secondary care advanced diabetes dietitian to ensure services are continuous between community and secondary care.

It will require an enthusiastic and independently motivated dietitian to develop and provide patient group education that meets the remaining needs of the locality diabetes population.

The post holder will be based in Dorchester at the Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and will cover the Weymouth and Portland locality of Dorset.

You will become part of the Nutrition and Dietetic Team at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This team consists of acute, community, Home Enteral Nutrition, nutrition nurse and administrative personnel. 

The post holder will be working autonomously, but will have close working relationships with the Weymouth and Portland Diabetes MDT, as well as the secondary care advanced diabetes dietitian.

Reasons to Apply

  • The role is new and will set a precedence for future locality diabetes dietetic roles
  • Working with and across secondary and primary care diabetes teams
  • Supportive and friendly department
  • Well-established CPD process and learning environment

Closing date: 21st October 2018

Provisional Interview date: Wednesday 31st October 2018.       

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sandra Hood, Diabetes Dietitian and Community Lead via email or via phone 01305 255211.