Upper GI Oncology Dietitain

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke On Trent
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Following significant investment , we are delighted to be advertising this post. You will be working with the dietetic team lead for Upper GI cancers to establish the service to Oesophago-gastric patients within UHNM.

.This post is open to applicants who wish to develop their dietetic skills in this rewarding role, you may be a new graduate with an interest in working with this patient group or already practising, but would like to specialise.

We are offering the post as a Band 5 position, with development opportunity to Band 6

You will support ourpatient's nutritional journey pre and post surgery, within the inpatient and outpatient settings, across both our sites including the cancer centre..

You will join other wider team members in established MDT clinics and MDT meetings.

The North Midlands Oesophagogastric Unit (NMOGU) and the Pancreatico-Biliary unit at UHNM offer a specialist cancer service to a population of ~2m. The eight surgeons (4 oesophagogastric & 4 pancreatico-biliary), cumulatively, perform 150-200 cancer resections / year making UHNM a high volume centre in England.

The post will be based at Royal Stoke University Hospital, but will also spend time each week at County Hospital supporting MDT and dietetic clinics for our patients in South Staffordshire.

Main duties of the job

You will be working with the newly appointed team lead to establish and deliver fundamental dietetic care to patients with Upper GI cancers, working closely with established dietetic teams in Oncology and surgery.

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UHNM has a team of over 70 dietitians and dietetic assistants working across all specialties. We provide services within Staffordshire, Cheshire and specialist services within Shropshire and Wolverhampton. The team is supported by our secretarial team.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Dietitians work closely with surgeons, clinical nurse specialists , physicians, other AHPs and ward catering teams to provide the highest quality patient care for those patients living with Upper GiICancers.

You will provide dietetic care to patients within their care pathway within both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Dietetics or equivalent with current state registration



  • oDemonstrate relevant work experience within nutritional support and enteral feeding
  • oExperience of working in the NHS


  • post-graduate dietetic experience in a wide range of professional practice areas which includes oncology, gastroenterology/ UGI
  • oDemonstrate relevant work experience within an acute care environment including surgery or gastroenterology

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