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Senior Clinician Community Nutrition and Dietetics

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Registered Dietitian to join our all age Community Nutrition Service. We are a friendly team of dietitians working to deliver high quality nutritional care across the city of Trafford.

The successful applicant will support the management of a varied caseload of clients who require nutritional support and tube feeding in a variety of settings supported by senior clinicians. This will include both adults and pediatrics. There will also be an opportunity to hold general clinics across Trafford. Multidisciplinary working and a patient centred approach is integral to meeting the clients' needs and there is ample opportunity to be involved in service development.

Previous experience in community working is essential and you will be supported with clinical supervision and professional development. If you are enthusiastic and motivated to make a difference to the lives of people in the community please contact us on the details below for further information about the role.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work across Trafford Community supporting patients in their own homes, residential / nursing home or clinic settings. This post is to cover both adults and paediatrics Our caseload includes support for patients with a variety of different clinical conditions, for example cancer, dementia, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal conditions and age related illnesses. We also work closely with our community colleagues across the MDT including district nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist and speech and language therapy colleagues to provide high quality patient care.

Strong communication and time management skills are essential to allow you to independently manage a caseload, but we will support via clinical supervision and support from other dietitians and team leaders. Team working skills are also key and we take a whole team approach to supporting and growing the dietitians in the team.

You will be involved with dietetic student training and supporting the development of the next generation of the dietetic workforce.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Bcs Hons Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • CPD


  • Experience working in community setting
  • BDA membership
  • Experience of student training



  • Ability to independently manage a clinical caseload
  • IT skills


  • Experience of nutrition support

Practical skills


  • Holds UK driving license and access to car

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Timperley Health Centre

169 Grove Lane


WA15 6PH

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