Specialist Dietitian - Renal

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Part Time
Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed term/ secondment for 12 months

Are you looking for a new challenge or career step?

Due to a maternity leave an opportunity has arisen to join the team of over 30 Dietitians in the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a Band 6 Dietitian specialising in Renal disease. This post is based at York Hospital, in the cultural city of York and close proximity to the picturesque Yorkshire coast and North York Moors. We are looking to recruit a Dietitian with experience in Renal disease, or a Band 5/6 who is keen to gain knowledge and experience in this area.

This post sits within a supportive clinical team comprising of 3 other Band 6 Dietitians working in renal dietetics across the York and Scarborough Hospital sites, led by a Band 7 Advanced Clinical Specialist Dietitian.

This post will provide specialist dietetic care for patients with renal disease in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

If you are currently employed by the Trust and you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for the post.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive person to support our renal dietetic services across the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge and work closely with our MDT colleagues to provide an excellent in-patient and out-patient service. Dietetic support is provided to our nephrology, low clearance, dialysis and transplant population.

You will join a friendly department of over 30 Dietitians across 2 sites. You will be primarily based at York Hospital but will be required to travel to additional sites including Scarborough, Harrogate and Selby Hospital.

There will be opportunities for involvement in audit, service development and research.

The department places a strong emphasis on clinical and peer support and supervision and has a well-established programme facilitating the training of placement A, B, and C Dietetic students. We are also involved in delivering a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care. The successful candidate will be involved in these important aspects of supporting the learning and development of others.

The ability to transport yourself across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. Thenew salary rates for this year(2023/24)willtake effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: recruitment@york.nhs.uk.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • Awareness of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Personal Qualities


  • Always demonstrates professional demeanour
  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours

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

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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