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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has a risen for a band 5 Dietitian to work with our inpatient dietetic team at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and proactive Dietitian, with excellent clinical, communication and team working skills. This could be a great opportunity to start your dietetic career or to develop your current skills by working within a team of specialist dietitians in an acute setting. You will provide cover to wards including the Acute Medical Unit, gastroenterology, respiratory, endocrine, haematology, surgery including head and neck and vascular and care of the elderly. In addition to this you will manage 1 -2 general outpatient clinics a week. Some cross site working may be required across the three hospital sites covered by the Trust, transport is available.

Main duties of the job

The prime function of the role is:
  • To provide clinical expertise in nutrition and support the delivery of high standards of care for patients.
  • To manage own caseload and to provide a high standard of assessment, management, treatment and advice to meet the needs of patients.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in health, social care, local authority and other agencies to meet the needs of patients.
  • To ensure the efficient and effective use of resources available within the team.

About us

We are a fully integrated team that includes, dietitians, nutrition nurses and assistants. Professional development is encouraged and supported through appraisal and there is a twelve month Preceptorship programme for all band 5 staff. You will be allocated time for studying and shadowing experienced specialist dietitians in areas that include critical care, stroke, gastroenterology and paediatrics.

All dietitians are actively involved in student training and take students from University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To promote clinical excellence through his/her practice within their level of competence and developing skill set
  • To manage a clinical caseload within a defined clinical area working autonomously, but with access to advice/support from dietetic staff.
  • Work collaboratively in the multidisciplinary team to plan treatment and care of individual patients.
  • Work in collaboration with other health care professionals within the wider health community to drive the excellence in clinical care and service improvement within the speciality.
  • To act as a resource for patients assessing their individual needs and observing the principles of holistic care when planning treatments that are sensitive to the ethnic, cultural and spiritual needs of the patient.
  • Provide advice and support to patients and carers throughout the patient pathway. Liaising withthemultidisciplinary team to provide a high standard of care
  • Enable and empower patients to make informed decisions regarding treatment options through the provision of expert knowledge and utilisation of relevant resources.
  • To work with other members of the team in the development of the service.
  • To ensure Clinical Governance is integral to service delivery within the specialty area.
  • To represent the Nutrition and Dietetic department and contribute to the development of the wider Therapy service within Clinical Therapies.

Person Specification



  • Qualified as a registered Dietitian or working towards
  • Good Clinical Knowledge in general dietetic



  • HCPC UK registration


  • Membership of British Dietetic Association
  • Membership of special interest groups
  • Clinical supervisory course

Interpersonal Skills


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and use own initiative
  • Effective Teaching and Presentation Skills


  • Behaviour change and motivational interviewing skills
  • Flexible/adaptive/innovative
  • Ability to recognise and seize opportunities for change and development within the service

Organisational Skills


  • Well organised methods of working
  • Good record keeping
  • Ability to manage a busy caseload

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