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Advanced Renal Dietitian

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic dietitian to join the renal team at Southend Hospital in the provision of a comprehensive service to patients requiring dietary support as a result of renal disease.

In this role you will be the dietetic clinical lead for renal disease and have the chance to review and develop the dietetic service in accordance with the service needs and national guidance.

You will work closely with the renal consultants, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, other renal dietitians across the Trust to help streamline services, as well as other members of the wider MDT.

Main duties of the job

You will join our team of 16 dietitians and 2 admin support staff to provide a dietetic service for patients with renal disease.

Your role will include:
  • Cover to the renal unit and renal ward, in conjunction with the band 6 renal dietitian.
  • Specialist dietetic responsibility at an advanced level for patients with renal disease.
  • Promoting dietetics and the role of the dietitian in renal disease.
  • Service review and development.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include:
  • MDT working in the provision of joint Low Clearance group sessions.
  • Dietetic cover to consultant-led renal clinics.
  • Attendance at MDT meetings.
  • Management of junior dietetic team members.
  • Training of student dietitians.
  • Undertaking of audit and research.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Dietitian
  • HCPC Registration
  • 5 Years experience as a dietitian


  • Behaviour change training



  • Previous NHS Experience
  • Previous renal experience
  • Knowledge of Haemodialysis
  • Knowledge of Peritoneal dialysis
  • Knowledge of home haemodialysis
  • Knowledge of Nephrotic syndrome
  • Knowledge of AKI


  • Leadership skills
  • Previous diabetes experience

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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