Team Lead and Clinical Lead Stroke Dietitian

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking to recruit a motivated & innovative Dietitian to join us as a maternity cover for our Team Lead & Clinical Lead Stroke Dietitian. As well as being the lead for Acute Stroke, this role supports acute surgical & intensive care specialities & the Acute Dietetic team to deliver high quality care as part of an established MDT.

Our team consists of approximately 30 Dietitians, 9 Dietetic Assistants & 7 Administrators based at:
  • Avenue House, Eastbourne
  • Conquest Hospital, Hastings
  • Bexhill Irvine Unit, Bexhill Health Centre & Bexhill Hospital, Bexhill
  • Eastbourne District General Hospital

We cover these specialities:
  • Acute (General Medicine, Stroke, Surgical, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Stroke, Critical Care & Orthopaedics)
  • Community Nutrition Support
  • Diabetes (Type1, Type2, Gestational Diabetes)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Integrated Discharge Team
  • Intermediate care (Stroke and Rehabilitation)
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Prescribing Support
  • Primary Care Network (PCN)

To support the development, implementation & evaluation of a seamless stroke nutrition service across the stroke pathway from acute to community with relevant MDT members, including Community Stroke Rehab colleagues & Head of Dietetics

Flexible, part-time working or job share options will be considered

*Relocation assistance may be provided. Please discuss at interview*

Main duties of the job

As team/clinical Lead you will be responsible for the specialist nutrition & dietetic management in patients referred for nutritional advice in acute hospitals (including oral nutrition support, enteral & parenteral nutrition support, assessment & treatment). You will be responsible for planning & prioritising of own clinical caseload, including all adult patients & critical care wards & outpatients any other comorbidities as directed by Head of Service

Part of the role is to develop, implement & monitor training to patients & professionals within the dietetics pathway in conjunction with other clinical & team lead Dietitians.

The role involves supporting line management of acute roles & develop the work jointly with other clinical & team leads, for newly qualified, students & support worker roles

In order to develop, implement & evaluate a seamless nutrition service across the surgical pathways from acute to community you will identify & undertake regular audit of services provided; participating in research as identified. Work at continuously improving standards of patient care & wider multi-disciplinary team working alongside relevant MDT members & Service/Professional Lead for Dietetics

To support line management of acute dietetic roles & develop the workjointly with the clinical lead & team lead for stroke for newlyqualified & support worker roles

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

ESHT are leading the way with developing our services. As part of our team you will be involved in our Nationally recognised rehabilitation forum, details can be found atRehabilitation - East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for your own specialist caseload of patients referred for nutritional advice in ESHT (including oral nutrition support, enteral & parenteral nutrition support, assessment & treatment)

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • 4 Year degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current state registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of continued professional development to Masters level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience


  • Postgraduate training in behavioural change techniques



  • Extensive experience in general dietetic practice and time in specialist stroke dietetic practice.
  • Experience of enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Conducting patient and other health professional group education
  • Training of Student Dietitians and staff
  • Undertaking new patient assessment and treatment
  • Computer aided dietary assessment


  • Experience of assessing and treating critical care patients



  • Sound clinical knowledge based on current best practice
  • Knowledge of current issues and research relating to dietetics
  • In depth knowledge of prescribable oral nutritional supplements, enteral feeds and other dietetic productss
  • Communicate information accurately, effectively and sensitively to a wide range of people including other professionals, patients, relatives and carers.
  • British Dietetic Association - Statement of Conduct and awareness of relevant NICE guidelines
  • Function, components and benefits of clinical supervision
  • Motivate others using negotiation and influencing skills
  • To be able to write detailed reports and maintain accurate records
  • Teaching / supervisory skills on a one to one and group basis
  • To work as part of a team and independently as required
  • Organise and prioritise own day to day workload and caseload with good time management
  • To work under own initiative, to cope with unpredictable workload patterns, work under pressure to achieve deadlines and stay calm under pressure
  • Basic literacy in computer use/IT
  • Ability to travel independently to different sites in a cost effective and timely manner


  • Leadership and line management
  • Current NHS policies and initiatives
  • Analyse and interpret statistics
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association with evidence of relevant specialist interest British Dietetic Association group

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