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Macmillan Oncology Dietitian

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year pa inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Frimley Health Foundation Trust has an exciting vacancy for a permanent part-time, Band 6 Macmillan Dietitian. This is a great opportunity to develop your experience in various aspects of oncology, including mixed tumour groups, particularly: haematology, lung and breast cancers. You will act as an integral part of the MDT and will support patients throughout their cancer journey from diagnosis to post treatment covering areas such as; chemotherapy day unit, acute oncology admissions, MDT meetings and telephone clinics.

Our department is a dynamic, well-established team with dietitians working in specialities such as; paediatrics, surgery, intensive care, respiratory, oncology, gastroenterology, and stroke and rehabilitation. We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the Trust and national clinical governance agenda. The service is committed to training and development within; CPD and personal development, as well as supporting the training of students and junior colleagues, training healthcare professionals, and training carers and patient groups.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical oncology speciality within in and outpatient settings such as; haematology ward, chemotherapy unit, consultant led clinics, telephone clinics.
  • Be responsible for providing specialist dietetic advice for patients with complex clinical conditions within tumour groups, such as; breast as well as gynaecology, lung, colorectal, haematology, renal and some upper gastro-intestinal cancers.
  • Lead on patient related activity on haematology ward, cancer education and training
  • Clinical skills in management of cancer and treatment related symptoms including oral and enteral feeding methods, and discharge processes.
  • Co-ordinating discharges for oncology patients requiring home enteral nutrition
  • Attendance at haematology MDT meetings
  • Establishing Macmillan Dietitian as a core member of cancer teams and be the expert resource within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Attendance and contribution to oncology related meetings; cross-site oncology dietitians, CNS, AHP and Navigator meetings
  • Development and provision of resources used within oncology speciality

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire. We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our Trust threecore values;Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other. Our department, along with Frimley Excellence, strive for quality improvement and this is embedded within our departmental projects. This has created exciting opportunities to be involved in improving effectiveness and efficiency within our dynamic department. In the Therapies Directorate we have a strong EDI culture and welcome applicants who will continue to contributes to the power of diversity we want in our teams to help us deliver our best services to our population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached job description and person specification for further details, please note addendum to job description for further details on the role.

Person Specification



  • Recognised degree or post graduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of BDA


  • Relevant clinical course in oncology
  • Communication course



  • Relevant clinical experience in oral and enteral nutrition
  • Training and presentation
  • MDT working
  • Audit



  • Good communication
  • Organisational
  • Problem solver
  • IT skills

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