Obesity Specialist Dietitian

North Bristol NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata for part time roles.
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic dietitian with good team working skills to join our multidisciplinary specialist weight assessment and management team. This post involves providing dietetic care predominately to the tier 4 service preparing and supporting patients with their surgical journey. You will work with other dietitians, surgeons, specialist nurses, psychologists and endocrinologists. We have a close working relationship with the tier 3, specialist weight management service and there is scope for this position to be flexed across both services.

This is a full-time, fixed term post. We will happily accept applications from those who are interested in flexible working or a job share. We have embraced hybrid working and can offer flexibility to suit both yours and the teams needs.

This role is predominantly based at Southmead Hospital, with capacity for home working and may require travel to other sites such as Cossham hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • You will provide face to face dietetic support including regular blood test monitoring for patients post bariatric surgery
  • You will provide pre-operative education and support via online groups and individual clinic appointments for patients on the surgical waiting list
  • You will be involved in service development projects including creating online resources, clinical audit and research projects
  • You will work closely with the tier 3 team and be involved with the development of the medical weight management service including the provision of GLP1 analogues.
  • You will be required to provide a combination of telephone, video and face to face appointments. These may be individual or to groups.

Experience in the assessment, dietary management and management of common nutritional complications which arise post-operatively are desirable for this post but training can be provided.

About us

The obesity team work closely together and provide a brilliant model for multi-disciplinary team working. We have regular team meetings and annual away day to help cultivate that team bond which is so important due to the challenging nature of the work.

As a team we have a keen research interest with good links to the research arm of the British Obesity Surgery Society as well as the University of Bristol.

Southmead Hospital is in the heart of Bristol, a thriving city full of independent retailers and eateries with a vibrant music scene, plenty of green spaces and of course is the gateway to the beautiful South West.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist dietetic service to the Tier 4 Weight Assessment and Management Service. You may also be required to provide care in the tier 3 service.
  • To deliver education and training, especially concerning obesity, to a range of health professionals, students and patients.
  • To act as an expert practitioner in Obesity care
  • To lead and contribute to policy development on matters relating to nutrition and dietetics within NBT, especially those pertaining to obesity.
  • To work closely with the wider MDT to improve patient services, providing novel and flexible ways of working to suit both patients and clinicians.

Person Specification



  • Current registered dietitian status with HPC


  • Attendance at or completion of post-graduate training course or conference attendance related to obesity

Work Experience


  • A range of work experience as a dietitian including settings where behaviour change is necessary


  • Recent experience of working in a Tier 3 and 4 weight management service
  • Have achieved or be working towards second gateway of Band 6 in post dealing with patients where behaviour change is necessary

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Evidence of empathy and compassion towards people living with obesity

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital

Southmead Road


BS10 5NB

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