Rotational Dietitian

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you interested in joining an innovative, high profile and large dietetic team?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Dietitian to join our Band 5 Rotations at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. STH is one of the largest Trusts in the country. The dietetic team consists of around 60 Dietitians, plus dietetic assistants and admin staff across 3 hospital sites and Sheffield community. The rotational posts are held across the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Community and Weston Park Hospital. The acute rotations involve a variety of wards including surgical, medical, and oncology, in addition to a weekly outpatient clinic.

The post holder will be working in teams under the supervision of Senior and Specialist Dietitians, the option of rotating is available at regular intervals, this is to broaden your experience and knowledge. There will also be the opportunity to run teaching sessions such as IBS groups. We are actively involved in dietetic student training, and CPD is actively encouraged, with opportunities to attend accredited post registration courses and in-house training.

We welcome applications from student Dietitians in the final year of their studies.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the provision of high quality dietetic service to a clinical caseload in a designated area, using skills and knowledge as an independent practitioner.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of evidence based clinical and teaching practice.
  • To work with their supervisor and Dietetic team leader in assisting in the operational management of the department.
  • To assist the dietetic management team to ensure the overall service provides high quality patient care, and in the management of clinical governance, resources and equipment.
  • To actively participate in development, education and delivery of training to dietetic students

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also well-being policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics or relevant degree with Post Grad Diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC registration



  • Suitable for a newly qualified dietitian
  • Evidence of independent working
  • Knowledge of nutritional needs and nutritional assessment of hospital in and out patients
  • Competent in calculating nutritional requirements
  • Competent in setting up enteral tube feeds and dealing with minor complications

Skills and Knowledge


  • Committed to engage in professional and personal development and department appraisal system and willing to undergo further training as necessary
  • Able to demonstrate basic counselling and motivational skills
  • Able to manage a caseload with frequently changing priorities, and deal with interruptions seeking guidance from supervisor as appropriate
  • Good interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Ability to work as an integral member of MDT and as an autonomous practitioner
  • Able to state the case for nutritional intervention as part of the care plan
  • Understand and accept the need to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to document and record accurately in line with national standards
  • Able to record activity and other data manually and electronically
  • Familiar with and able to operate all necessary IT packages e.g. email, word, dietary analysis, power point
  • Able to develop educational resources to meet the varying needs of clients and carers which are evidence based
  • Awareness of clinical governance and its implications for dietetics including importance of audit projects
  • Able to use literature review search methods and can critically appraise evidence
  • Aware of regulatory bodies and professional bodies codes of practice and professional guidelines
  • Able to withstand pressure of work
  • Able to cope with infrequent exposure to bodily fluids, unpleasant smells, ability to follow procedures for infection control and own safety


  • Able to use database e.g. excel

Personal Qualities


  • One rotation has the requirement to undertake home visits and transport non-portable equipment throughout Sheffield, a desirable requirement would be that the post holder is either a car driver with a valid driving licence or has access to alternative means of transport.

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