Specialist Home Enteral Feed Dietitian, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Band 6 Specialist Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian

An exciting and excellent opportunity has arisen within the Home Enteral Feed Team (HEFT) at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for an enthusiastic and proactive Dietitian.

This job opportunity would be suitable for a Dietitian with experience of enteral feeding and nutrition support, wanting to further develop their experience and knowledge to become a specialist in this field.

Full time hours are available but part-time would be considered. Flexible working also considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have an exciting and challenging caseload within unique settings that offer specialist care in the community. As well as seeing patients in their own homes, you will also be required to see patients on site, in care homes, education venues and respite centres.

You should be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a changing environment, have good communication skills and provide evidence of ongoing professional development relevant to this post.

A BSc Hons degree in Dietetics or equivalent is essential as is State Registration. A driving licence and access to a vehicle are also essential as this post covers a large geographical rural area.

About us

You will join an award winning, busy, energetic, friendly and growing team of Specialist Dietitians, Enteral Nutrition Nurse Specialists, Dietetic Support Workers, Dietetic Assistant Practitioners and Administration & Clerical staff. You will have the support of both an experienced Dietetic Team Leader and Team Manager.

The team is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, but covers a countywide service and sits within a bustling and friendly Nutrition and Dietetic Department. The successful post holder would be based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, but will be mobile for several of your working hours and home working is encouraged where appropriate.

CPD is actively encouraged through monthly journal club, attendance at relevant conferences and study days. These are supported by an educational bursary.

The department has excellent mobile computer facilities and we encourage the use of the flexible working system in place.

Reasonably priced hospital accommodation may be available.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a member of the County wide Home Enteral Feeding Team service (HEFT); providing, coordinating, developing and auditing/evaluating evidence based dietetic care to patients with complex medical and nutritional needs requiring enteral nutrition support in the community.

Opportunities will be available to undertake research and service development projects within the specialist field of Neurology and Home Enteral Feeding.

To work effectively alongside other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). Support and regular liaisons will be undertaken with the Neurology MDT, Palliative care, Endoscopy and Gastroenterology.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Experience


  • Degree/post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Extensive post registration experience with experience of nutrition support and enteral feeding
  • Specialist clinical knowledge around enteral feeding
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Develop and deliver training materials to a variety of audiences
  • Undertake clinical supervision of junior staff and students
  • Hold a valid driving license and access to a road worthy vehicle during office hours
  • Use of software packages including Word, Excel, nutritional assessment packages, statistical packages
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies, procedures and risk assessments


  • Understanding of Nasogastric and Gastrostomy tubes and knowledge of stoma care
  • Post registration training in enteral feeding (e.g. British Dietetic Association accredited course).
  • Experience of audit and research

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