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Specialist Dietitian - Critical Care

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience £32,306-£39,027 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you a dietitian with a genuine interest in critical care?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dietitian to enhance their skills and knowledge in critical care as part of our team at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust. This is a temporary position for 1 year.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dietitian to join our team of critical care dietitians at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH). The critical care dietitians are valued members of the multidisciplinary team and provide a high quality service to critically ill patients. As a team, we provide nutritional support for many specialist areas including intestinal failure, neurosciences, head and neck surgery, major trauma, hepatology, colorectal surgery and HPB. You will be supported by our band 7 clinical leads in critical care, working closely with the wider members of the multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of the management of parenteral nutrition is desirable, but not essential as training will be given. You will need to have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and workload within a supportive team. We would expect you to be enthusiastic, motivated and supportive of the wider dietetic team.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavor to turn your job into a career!

The Dietetic service is part of the Therapies and Rehabilitation Services pathway, which is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff, who works together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have pathway AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job involves working with inpatients, therefore you will be required to wear the appropriate level of PPE


Provides clinically effective specialist Dietetic and Nutrition Service in given clinical area, including assessment and advice/treatment.

Acts as a source of expertise on Dietetics and Nutrition for staff, carers and patients including the provision of education and training.

Work as a member of a departmental team with the support of the appropriate team leader. The post holder may work on either campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Please refer to the job description attached for more information.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered



  • Experience in specialist area

Analytical and judgement


  • Able to interpret complex information to make decisions



  • Able to communicate with a range of individuals on complex matters
  • Able to work within an MDT

Planning and organisation skills


  • Able to plan and organise own workload

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre Campus



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