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Specialist Dietitian (Critical Care, Surgery and Gastroenterology)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you keen to work in a supportive acute ward dietetic team and build your experience in the dietetic management of patients on our ITU, gastroenterology and surgical wards?

Due to developments within the Nutrition & Dietetic service we have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Dietitian to join our team.

The successful candidate will support the acute team lead to deliver and develop the dietetic service to all in-patients wards at Harrogate District Hospital. This post is primarily in-patient based with some outpatient clinic work to review patients post hospital discharge.

We work closely with the gastroenterologists, surgeons, anaesthetists and Specialist Nurses.

This post is an excellent opportunity to develop your experience and knowledge base in enteral and parenteral feeding, gastroenterology and the dietetic management of surgical patients. The post holder will also contribute to other departmental projects, audits and supervision.

The wider dietetic department offers excellent support for professional development and participates in the training of student dietitians on A, B and C placements.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an expert in the dietetic management of critically ill and high dependency patients. Share and implement national guidance with the ITU team and the Nutrition & Dietetic Servic
  • To work as an expert in the dietetic management of surgical and gastroenterological conditions (including cancer, IBD, liver disease, IBS, Coeliac Disease) and inform/share local and national developments across the servic
  • To support the acute team lead dietitian in coordinating daily workloads and cover for periods of leave or sickness to ensure that departmental standards for the timely assessment and review of patients are met
  • To provide clinical supervision and support to other dietitians in the team who are supporting the delivery of the nutrition and dietetic service to individuals with surgical or gastroenterological condition
  • To promote and be responsible for appropriate and best practice/evidence based advice on nutrition and dietetic issues in relation to the dietary management of surgical and gastroenterological conditions and provide this to patients, clients, carers, health professionals and the public
  • To participate in multidisciplinary meetings, including consultant-led ward rounds, ITU ward rounds and parenteral nutrition team meeting
  • To contribute to service developments/initiatives as part of the strategic vision for the Harrogate Nutrition & Dietetic Service

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Jill Gale on or 01423 553329

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Member of the BDA
  • Post-registration work experience in a varied nutrition & dietetic environment, including experience in critical care, gastroenterology and surgery
  • Experience of working with patients with Liver disease

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