Lead Specialist Dietitian

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata/per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The lead specialist dietician will work across 7 days on a rotational basis, across the county as required, as a fully integrated member of the multi-disciplinary integrated community stroke service team(community).

To work as a specialist autonomous practitioner providing advanced clinical expert dietetic support and advice to patients and Health Professionals in the specialist area of stroke care.

To support the band 6 dietician and more junior members of the ICSS team and as this is a new service, to provide leadership in the development of dietetic care as part of the multidisciplinary team.

To lead and contribute to policy development on matters relating to service development for the ICSS Team.

To develop appropriate resources within this specialist area of dietetic practice.

To support education and training across the stroke pathway and to act as a clinical resource for colleagues.

To help to establish Research and Development and a robust Audit review of service within this specialist area of dietetics.

Main duties of the job

  • Be a senior member of the ICSS multi-disciplinary team and represent the team at regional/national meetings as appropriate.
  • Lead in the preparation and planning of evidence-based diet sheets, teaching material, dietetic literature and specialist services literature.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the team and share information with team members formally and informally e.g. clinical reviews, discharge summaries and provide professional options when necessary.
  • Work autonomously as a specialist dietitian and manage own varied and potentially complex caseload in collaboration with members of the ICSS team and other teams across the stroke pathway.
  • Complete full assessments of individual's nutritional status, using appropriate anthropometric, biochemical and medical records and identify their nutritional requirements.
  • Devise core and specialist nutritional treatment plans e.g. re-feeding programmes, enteral feeding regimens, diabetes, weight reduction, nutritional support, food intolerances, secondary prevention risk factor management.
  • Implement specialist group and individual treatments to achieve individual treatment goals
  • Identify and manage the risk of re-feeding syndrome in nutritionally depleted individuals.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • degree in nutrition/dietetics or equivalent leading to registration with health and care professions council
  • registered as a dietitian


  • advanced communication skills



  • A wide range of post registration dietetic experience including significant experience of delivering dietetic services for people with stroke.
  • experience in leadership

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

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Camborne Redruth Community Hospital

Barncoos terrace


TR15 3ER

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