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Specialist Dietitian - rotation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for someone to work as a rotational Band 6 Dietitian our wonderful Dietetic Team!

Our current post available sits within our community team, with an aim to rotate into the acute team, this is a perfect opportunity for someone who is ready to move into a band 6 post who still wants a variety of work within different settings and gain more experience.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us for an informal chat about this opportunity.

Please find us on Twitter @DieteticsBTH

The post is part of a wider dietetic team covering Acute and Community services which includes specialties such as ENT, Nutrition Support Team, Diabetes, Haematology , Cystic Fibrosis, Critical care, Renal and Home Enteral Feeding.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be based in a local GP surgery, with a view to rotate into the acute teaching hospital other setting after a period of time.

You will be essential in providing Dietetic care to patients whilst they are in hospital and in the community and arrange ongoing care as required.

You will work with band 4 Dietetic Assistant Practitioners in both settings, you will also have opportunity to mentor rotational band 5 dietitians within our team. We are committed and active in student training.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside multi - disciplinary teams providing the optimum outcome for patients in both settings.

There will be great opportunities to learn from others clinical specialists within the acute and community teams, develop your skills with clinical supervision, regular CPD sessions and training opportunities.

The rotational post will involve working on busy acute wards, the community post will include virtual and face to face appointments and domiciliary visits, both posts will include malnutrition training to other health care professionals.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please also view full job description and person specification attached

Setting up nutritional care plans for patients and monitoring them in an acute and community setting.

Attending daily board rounds (if appropriate), complex case discussions and MDT meetings as required.

Supervising junior Dietetic staff.

Undertaking audits, training and supporting ward staff

Partaking in student training and Band 5 dietetic support.

Being active in staff meetings, contributing to departmental policies and development.

Attending regular supervision and mentoring sessions within the team.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics / post graduate diploma or equivalent
  • Registration with the HPC
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Accredited clinical supervisory skills training for student training/


  • Advanced Diploma in Dietetics Completion of relevant post-registration clinical course(s)
  • Member of relevant specialist interest groups
  • Attendance at specialist group meetings of BDA
  • Attendance at relevant multi-disciplinary courses/conferences



  • Skilled in the development of nutritional care plans
  • Specialist knowledge and experience relevant to clinical area (depending on experience)
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience with student training including supervision
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Awareness of research methods and audit skills to inform and evaluate practice.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of clinical governance issues



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise clinical caseload
  • IT skills e.g. word processing, use of dietary analysis packages, preparation of power point presentations,
  • Ability to teach small and large groups
  • Ability to be self motivated and work autonomously as an independent practitioner
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Good time management, planning and organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to respond to unpredictable work patterns
  • Reliable, adaptable and flexible
  • Proactive and committed to raising the profile of the profession
  • Committed to undertake CPD
  • Ability to deal with distressed, difficult or abusive patients
  • Ability to support and mentor junior staff where appropriate
  • Able to show confidence, motivation and leadership on wards and meetings on named specialist matters
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver a clinical audit
  • Report writing skills



  • Demonstrates interest and enthusiasm for relevant clinical areas
  • Evidence of previous service development

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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