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Advanced Dietitian Oncology & Haematology

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
Job summary

Band 7 Advanced Dietitian, Oncology

3 days per week (22.5 hours). Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

This post sits within the Acute Team and works with the Macmillan Dietitian to provide a dietetic service to Oncology & Haematology outpatients at St Richard's Hospital.

We provide dietetic assessment and advice to Haematology and Oncology patients on a palliative or curative pathway. We see patients face to face and hold remote consultations, supporting patients attending our onsite chemotherapy day unit. We work closely with Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham as our regional cancer centre and have strong in house MDT links.

If you have at least 3 years post graduate NHS experience and experience of working in cancer services; a desire to demonstrate high standards of care with excellent communication skills, this post offers the support of a friendly department and experienced multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Work as part of the dietetic and multidisciplinary teams to provide highly specialist advice, education and support to patients, carers and other health professionals in oncology and haematology.

Provide training to undergraduate Dietitians, supervising their clinical placements.

Participate in continuing professional development, audit and research within this specialist area to further best practice.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

St Richards Hospital, is a 450-bed district general hospital situated in Chichester. It is part of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Dietetic specialities include acute, diabetes, gastroenterology, paediatrics, bariatrics, nutrition support, eating disorders and community Dietetics.

We train student dietitians for A, B and C placements.

We are committed to training and professional development.

There are excellent IT facilities in all offices and laptops for each dietitian.

Main Responsibilities
  • Undertake dietetic assessments of referred patients taking into account medical, social, cultural and psychological factors. Calculate nutritional requirements based on the interpretation of anthropometry, biochemistry, clinical condition and other physical parameters.
  • Determine and prescribe the appropriate dietetic treatment and develop treatment plans.
  • Advise on the prescription of borderline substances such as nutritional supplements, tube feeds and vitamin and mineral supplements and liaise with appropriate agencies about monitoring.
  • Provide nutrition and dietary advice which is based on current evidence and is appropriate to the patients medical, social, cultural and psychological factors.
  • Provide training to patients, carers and staff on enteral feeding (EF) equipment, register patients on Nutricia Homeward system prior to discharge and order equipment/appropriate ancillaries for EF patients.
  • Negotiate change with patients to enable them to achieve targets, overcoming barriers to change including dietary, environmental, social and psychological factors.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Degree or post graduate diploma dietetics
  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • At least 3 years post graduate NHS experience with at least 2 years at senior level
  • Recent experience of working in the nutritional management of patients in this speciality
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of managing own complex caseload
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Able to motivate self and others
  • Able to deal with demanding and distressed patients and their carers
  • Ability to adapt to change in planning activities

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