Specialist Dietitian

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting a Specialist Dietitian to our Chronic Conditions Team, to support our cystic fibrosis and diabetes services in paediatrics. We are integral members of the hospital's specialist cystic fibrosis centre for Norfolk and Suffolk and the largest paediatric diabetes service in the region. We welcome applications from anyone interested in these specialties, including current or newly qualified band 5 registered dietitians. You'll be supported to develop your skills and knowledge to become an autonomous band 6 practitioner.

The role is predominantly outpatient based but with some acute ward work when we have new diagnoses and children who are unwell requiring admission. There will be some opportunity to work from home also if desired. We work very closely with other members of both multidisciplinary teams including but not limited to specialist nurses, doctors, clinical psychologists and physiotherapists.

Both cystic fibrosis and diabetes are specialities which are continually evolving with developments in technology, pharmacology and research. The role is therefore exciting with endless opportunities for continuing professional development and service development.

Main duties of the job

We have supported the enrolment of staff onto a master's module in paediatric diabetes and will continue to support this as we endeavour to maintain a high-quality service. There are also opportunities to attend international conferences, national webinars, regional network group meetings, as well as departmental learning and development opportunities. As dietitians working in these two specialist areas, we meet both formally and informally to harness a supportive working environment and move the service forwards.

The department has two other teams including an Adult Team and a Paediatrics Team covering a vast array of specialities. We encourage practice supervision across the whole department, so staff can benefit from the wide range of experience and skills. The department promotes a communicative ethos so that everyone has a voice regardless of role or experience. We encourage feedback and will support you in leading or contributing to change across the department or wider healthcare setting.

We pride ourselves on our efforts to welcome new team members and will often provide a welcome breakfast! Many of us are food enthusiasts so hold monthly in-work lunches.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the role.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

When you first arrive with us you will have a 4-week induction period where you will have shadowing opportunities across the specialities. You will then be supported to take on your own clinics

On an ongoing basis your responsibilities will include:
  • Day to day patient care
  • Prioritisation and organisation of caseloads
  • Research and audit
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) activities
  • Mentoring and supervising junior dietitians, dietetic assistants and practitioners, apprentices and students
  • Involvement or leading projects to support departmental improvement
  • Active involvement in team meetings and discussions

You will be encouraged and supported with your CPD. As you progress in the role we'll want you to share your knowledge with the wider department, helping to inform and develop departmental policies where required.

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration in Dietetics



  • Significant post registration experience, some of which should be in the specialist area
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development



  • Good time management and ability to prioritise workload

Attitude, aptitude


  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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