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Adult Dietitian - Band 5

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa incl of HCAS (outer)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Adult Dietitian- Band 5

We are seeking an enthusiastic dietitian to join our team at Croydon University Hospital.

The Nutrition and Dietetic Department is welcoming, supportive and always seeking ways to improve. We provide an integrated service across Croydon Health Services, which provides expert dietetic care to areas including gastroenterology, diabetes, paediatrics and the community. Our team have strong working relationships with medical, nursing and AHP colleagues to provide safe and effective patient care.

You will be part of an acute team currently comprising of a band 7 acute lead dietitian, band 7 gastroenterology dietitian, a band 6 stroke dietitian, 2 band 5 dietitians and 2 dietetic assistants. The band 5 posts will include a caseload of general medical, endocrinology, respiratory, surgical and care of the elderly wards. The post holder will deliver a general outpatient clinic once a week, deliver dietetic support to a cardiac rehabilitation programme and MUST and nutrition training for ward staff.

Your portfolio should demonstrate active participation in audit, research, service and patient improvement initiatives. Personal qualities we value are good people management skills, initiative, flexibility, and a proven track record of working through change.

Clinical supervision, monthly journal club, in service monthly CPD is well established and we take placement 1, 2 and 3 students.
Interview Date TBC

Main duties of the job

As a band 5 dietitian, you would play a key role. The role will provide you the opportunity to provide Dietetic services in different areas, including medical and elderly wards and clinical areas of gastroenterology, renal, diabetes, cardiology, haematology, oncology, gynaecology and urology.

The post holder will also be involved in delivering group sessions including maternity healthy weight group, gestational diabetes and cardiac rehab

The post holder will liaise, support, inform and work with the multidisciplinary team for elderly care, GPs, practice nurses, district nurses.

Integral to the role would be to formulate, deliver and review individual dietetic treatment plans for patients based on evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of a wide range of dietetic treatments.

The post holder would be encouraged and guided to maintain their portfolio by self directed learning, reflective practice and CPD sessions and opportunities.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

** Please see the Job Description and the Person Specification for more details on the jobs responsibilities **

Person Specification



  • BSc / Post graduate diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • HCPC registered



  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of dietetics within the NHS


  • Experience of working in acute and primary care environments

Skills and Abilities


  • Good oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Presentation skills and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Motivation and counselling skills

Personal Attributes


  • Confident
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible, adaptable and creative
  • Able to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions
  • Able to set priorities and meet daily deadlines
  • Able to reflect and appraise own performance
  • Able to deal with distressed client's and their relatives
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders

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