Locum Specialist Diabetes Dietitian

Location: York  |  North Yorkshire  |  England
Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Sophie Wood
Job Reference: 39208
Salary: £20 - £30
Job Status: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Healthcare is looking for an Locum Specialist Diabetes Dietitian to fill an exclusive opportunity in the York area.

The role:

To provide specialist dietetic assessment, management and treatment of specialist diabetes patients in in-patient, out-patient and community clinic settings, within the framework of clinical governance.

To assess, treat and provide specialist dietetic advice for patients with complex conditions as indicated.

Work within multidisciplinary team to deliver structured programme of exercise, education and coaching in self-management for patients referred to the diabetes service in York.

To work as an autonomous practitioner, holding responsibility for own caseload of patients with complex physical, psychological and cognitive problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment. Motivate and encourage patients to participate in treatment programmes and where necessary alter treatment to maximise potential. To include families, carers and support staff in treatment programmes and goal setting.

To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients and relevant others in order to provide specialist dietetic advice. There will be a requirement to adapt/adjust information given according to the recipient and codes of confidentiality. The caseload will include individuals who have difficulties in understanding or communicating.

To work within Trust clinical guidelines and British Dietetic Association (BDA) and HCPC standards and to have a working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own quality and safety of practice.

To understand the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of evidence based practice projects, audit and outcome measures individually or with colleagues.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate comprehensive patient treatment records in line with BDA, HCPC and Trust standards of practice and to contribute to multidisciplinary reports. To supervise the record keeping systems of junior staff students and assistants, according to professional and local standards.

To provide clinical supervision and support to colleagues as required. To supervise and educate students within the workplace to an agreed graduate standard.

On a daily basis to be responsible for the safe and competent assessment, provision and use of appropriate specialist equipment, patient appliances and aids and ensure that junior staff/assistants attain competency prior to use. Also to provide teaching on the use of equipment to the patient, carers, and other agencies involved in the care and to maintain appropriate verbal and written communication associated with this.

To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through Continued Professional Development activities, and maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development. This may include the use of audits, published research, evidence based practice and outcome measures, either individually or with professional colleagues. To maintain and develop good knowledge of current evidenced-based practice and develop specialist knowledge of particular conditions and patient types within the specialty.

To participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraisee and be responsible for complying with your agreed personal development objectives. To clinically appraise junior dietitians and assistants, assessing and evaluating competence.

To be an active member of the in-service training programme by attendance at, and participation in, and delivery of in-service training programmes, tutorials, individual training sessions, external courses and peer review.

To undertake, as directed, the collection of data for use in service evaluation, audit and research projects.

To deputise for senior staff in their absence, taking responsibility for operational management of the team. To contribute to flexible working practices according to service needs.

Qualifications: Degree in Dietetics or equivalent.


Evidence of Post Graduate training.

Experience: Respect the confidentiality and privacy of patients and staff at all time – Health and Safety.

To comply with all aspects of the health and safety policies and to participate in mandatory training as required.

Maintain at all times a safe working environment and report any issues of concern as appropriate.

Compliance: HCPC Registration.

Travel: To travel to and from the location independently. Must be able to drive.

Hours: Full time

Working with Seven Healthcare:

Established in 2011, Seven Healthcare is a leading provider of Healthcare professionals to public and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of Healthcare; including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Paediatric Audiologists and everything in between.

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Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250

If you’re not the perfect match for this role, but you know a Dietician who is, help them find their dream job by referring them to Seven Healthcare. As a little ‘thank you’ from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role.