Specialist Upper GI Macmillan Dietitian

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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

This is exciting opportunity to join a motivated and forward thinking upper GI team as a Specialist Upper GI Dietitian. The service focuses on patients with complex needs either in relation to their diagnosis or as a result of ongoing treatments or disease progression. You will be responsible for comprehensive assessment and dietetic treatment of your patients. The main referral group will be upper gastrointestinal and Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) patients and you will be integrated into the Upper GI MDT, working closely with the Specialist nurses.

The post holder needs sound knowledge and skill in the treatment of patients with complex dietary needs, including enteral feeding. We are constantly looking at improving our way of working and responding to the changing models in both cancer care and AHP practice.

If you enjoy a challenge and want to work in an evolving area and are keen to develop your specialist skills then this post is for you

Main duties of the job

Provide dietetic support to patients with upper GI and other cancers as appropriate. Based in the upper GI nursing team and acting as integral part of the MDT

About us

You will be based in the upper GI nursing team working closely as a MDT and provide dietetic support to upper GI and other cancer patients as required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description and person specification for full details of the role and main responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of Postgraduate Training in cancer care


  • Member of Professional Body
  • Studied at Masters level or equivalent



  • Clinical Educator Training


  • Attendance at relevant Special Interest Groups/ BDA oncology group



  • Recent NHS experience demonstrating ability to assess, treat and evaluate care in acute and community setting
  • Good Clinical Reasoning skills
  • Evidence of CPD, self-directed learning and Reflective Practice
  • Awareness of relevant Legislation, NSF'S/ Local and National initiatives
  • Critical Appraisal Skills
  • Ability to maintain legible and accurate records
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Teaching/Presentation skills
  • Experience developing others, including student training


  • Previous experience in Upper GI and/or Oncology
  • Experience in contributing to service improvements e.g. Audit, patient information etc
  • Experience in dealing with complaints (e.g. diffusing complaint or investigating complaint)

Special Knowledge / Expertise


  • Good overall knowledge and experience of dietetic treatment for people with artificial feeding regimes and nutritional support
  • Expertise in assessing and problem solving in complex cases


  • Previous experience working at Band 6 level
  • Previous experience in Upper GI and/or Oncology

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates positive attitude and behaviours
  • Excellent Time Management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people with complex difficulties and in difficult situations
  • Self motivated with ability to work independently and influence others
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Proven ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve when dealing with routine situations
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and concentrate in conditions requiring emotional demands
  • Ability to recognise own limitations and have a willingness to share and learn skills from others
  • Ability to prioritise and organize own and others caseloads

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