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Kidney Dietitian

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a kidney dietitian to come and be the clinical lead for renal dietetic service. To take the lead in facilitating a team approach for the provision of renal dietetic care

You will be a key member of the Dorset County Hospital Renal Multidisciplinary team.

This is a permanent position 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

You will need to be experienced in Renal care, and will also need to be skilled in leadership and change management. The work will be at Advanced Level as per the BDA Renal Competencies.

Main duties of the job

You will work with a fantastic and forward thinking team of Renal Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Administrators, Podiatrists and Healthcare Assistants. You will be based with them at Dorset County Hospital in the beautiful County town of Dorchester although will outreach to other local hospitals. You will also be part of the Trust's Dietetic department, benefitting from easy access to and peer support from Dietitians working across a range of specialities.
  • As an HCPC registered Dietitian, provide expert renal service to the MDT.
  • Engage with, advise and train other healthcare professionals involved in the care of renal patients.
  • Leading and influencing on developing renal dietetic services,
  • Work as a senior member of the Dietetic Department, in the promotion of a high-quality patient-focused service and contributing to service development and cover.

About us

The Dietetics department is committed to staff wellbeing and development, offering a range of CPD opportunities.

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

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For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

education, qualifications and training


  • oDegree/Post graduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • oCurrent Registered Dietitian status with HCPC
  • oPost graduate diploma/MSc or evidence of advanced dietetic practice
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • oClinical Supervisory Skills Course
  • oCounselling skills/training course



  • oExtensive clinical experience at senior level to include management of complex nephrology patients.
  • oExtensive experience working as part a multi-professional team
  • oExperience with managing or supervising staff
  • oExperience of Student Training
  • oExperience of audit and research in relation to dietetic practice
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance as it relates to dietetic practice


  • oAdvanced Reasoning

skills, ability and knowledge


  • oGood communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone and as part of the multidisciplinary team
  • oEvidence of the ability to influence others both within and outside the profession
  • oEvidence of the ability to influence others both within and outside the profession
  • oEvidence of an ability to use initiative but recognise limits
  • oEvidence of an ability to use initiative but recognise limits
  • oCar Driver


  • oGood teaching and presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital



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