Specialist Nutrition Support and ICU Dietitian

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pro-rata - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
Job summary

A part-time opportunity has arisen to join our Dietetics Department at The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust on a fixed term for 12 months to be a part of our Nutrition Support and ICU Teams.

We are looking for somebody with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be working alongside our multi-disciplinary team of dietitians, pharmacists, gastroenterologists, specialist nurses, and biochemists. This post is shared across delivering the nutritional element of the nutrition support service for patients at The Royal Surrey Hospital and supporting patients on ICU. You will also be involved in delivering education sessions to healthcare professionals.

Main duties of the job

You will join a forward thinking dietetic team which undertakes the training of A, B and C placement students, and also focuses on research and audit in its areas of activity to promote clinical effectiveness in patient care. You will be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, with the chance to shadow and learn from specialist dietitians.

If you are an HCPC registered dietitian with experience and a strong interest in parenteral nutrition and intensive care, looking for an opportunity to develop your skills within a friendly and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

For further information please call Mary Phillips or Sarah Dearlove on 01483 464119.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist dietetic care to patients seen by the Nutrition Support Team (NST) on Parenteral nutrition (PN) and to critically ill patients on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The post holder will be an integral part of the NST and ICU dietetic team to provide a nutrition and dietetic service for inpatients receiving Parenteral Nutrition and for patients referred on ICU. The post holder will support the Specialist ICU and NST Dietitians with critical care patients in ICU and higher dependency areas, and provide dietetic input to the Trusts Nutrition Support Team and attend inpatient ward rounds, and associated meetings (including regular MDT meetings). The post holder will act as a resource in Parenteral Nutrition Support for other Health Professionals in the Royal Surrey and surrounding Healthcare Units

Person Specification



  • BSc in Dietetics or equivalent and registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development


  • Member of the British Dietetics Association
  • Membership of BDA specialist group
  • Driving licence



  • Post qualification experience including nutrition support and enteral feeding
  • Evidence of MDT work
  • Evidence of experience in parenteral nutrition
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Evidence of teaching/lecturing experience to a variety of health professionals.


  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Experience of working in acute and community settings

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