Clinical Lead Dietitian - Critical Care

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Full Time
We are thrilled to present an exceptional opportunity for a Clinical Lead Dietitian to join our esteemed team at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This position entails leading our critical care services, adding an extra layer of excitement to your professional journey. As a pivotal role within our organization, you will be responsible for overseeing our 15-bed combined level 2 and level 3 critical care unit at the renowned King's Mill Hospital. This 12-month fixed term contract offers the perfect chance to showcase your expertise while covering maternity leave. Join us and make a lasting impact in the field of dietetics within a dynamic and supportive environment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the critical care dietetic service, which includes the post holder and an additional specialist dietitian. In addition to managing the nutritional care for patients on the adult critical care unit, the post holder will have a key role in rehabilitation services, governance, staff training and line management of the other dietitian in the team. As a recently expanded service there is also the opportunity for service development projects.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Dietitian (4 year degree, post-graduate diploma or equivalent).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Leadership/management training.
  • Member of relevant BDA specialist group
  • Relevant post-graduate course or equivalent



  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including explaining, negotiating, motivating and training.
  • Able to work as lead member of dietetic and multiprofessional teams, building relationships with patients/carers, and other staff
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Able to overcome difficulties in communication, including language barriers, and adapt approach to varying situations.
  • Able to overcome barriers to understanding.
  • Able to make decisions within own work role guided by broad policies and guidelines, with support from multi-professional team and Dietetic manager.
  • Able to interpret and evaluate complex information from a variety of sources using professional judgement to solve problems and make decisions where there are a range of options, including both clinical and strategic issues.
  • Able to plan and organise workload of self and others, including daily tasks and longer term strategic planning, despite interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Provides supervision and support to other dietetic staff and students where required.
  • Able to participate in audit and research activity.


  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills



  • Extensive experience of working as a registered dietitian relevant to specialist area.
  • Able to lead in the development, review and implementation of relevant policies and service development, recognising and responding to wider strategic concerns.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary/ multi-professional team working
  • Experience in training and supervision of student dietitians
  • Experience of managing/supervising others


  • Additional depth of theoretical knowledge to masters level or equivalent.
  • Experience of other elements of management



  • Flexibility to meet the demands of the service.
  • Able to travel to required areas within and beyond the Trust.
  • Able to use a computer keyboard and relevant computer programmes such as word, PowerPoint.
  • Understands and uses hospital and other systems required to support patient care.

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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