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Specialist Bariatric Dietitian

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
To manage a caseload of complex patients using specialist evidence-based and/or patient centred principles.

To advise patients prior to and following bariatric surgery.

To assist the Advanced Specialist Dietitian with effective implementation of the surgical bariatric service for adults in Worcestershire.

To be responsible for contributing to student training programmes for B and C placement students at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, and assessing student progress.

Main duties of the job

Working as an experienced autonomous practitioner under the direction of the Advanced Specialist Dietitian to provide a high standard of patient focused care through specialised assessment to patients referred for bariatric surgery.

To plan and deliver a high quality surgical bariatric service working in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team and Advanced Specialist Dietitian.

To be assisting in arranging student programmes for B and C placements at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, and supervising and assessing students.

To help implement the Therapy Clinical Governance agenda to further improve the quality of the service.

To assist with the day to day planning co-ordination, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of the dietetic service.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and job specification for full details related to this job vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Dietetics Degree
  • HCPC registration



  • Experience of working in weight management and adult services

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.

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

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive



B98 7UB

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