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Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting part-time opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated dietitian to join our team of 36 at The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust in Guildford.

We are looking for somebody with experience in gastroenterology and an interest in eating disorders. The caseload will be very varied and will work alongside the gastroenterology consultants. We are looking for someone who is proactive and has the initiative to develop and / or improve the efficiency of a service. You will be involved in delivering education sessions to healthcare professionals and patients.

You will join a forward thinking dietetic team which undertakes the training of A, B and C placement students, and also focuses on research and audit in its areas of activity to promote clinical effectiveness in patient care. This is an excellent opportunity in a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, with the chance to shadow and learn from the other specialist dietetic teams.

If you are an HCPC registered dietitian with experience and a strong interest in gastroenterology, looking for an opportunity to develop your skills within a friendly and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

Given the varied nature of this role, I would strongly encourage you to call for further details. Please call Liz Toft or Steph Francois on 01483 464119.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the nutrition and dietetic management of patients who have gastrointestinal conditions including functional bowel disorders (for example irritable bowel syndrome), inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. This will include both oral and enteral nutrition support.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an integral part of the Gastro dietetic team, sharing responsibility for the smooth running of the dietetic gastroenterology service in line with Trust performance targets. They will provide specialist dietetic support to individuals in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The post holder will have an active role in teaching other professionals, including students and patients, and responsibility for supervising junior staff. A considerate, patient focused service will be provided in all dealings with patients and with staff around the hospital.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Dietetics or equivalent and registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development


  • Member of the British Dietetics Association
  • Membership of BDA specialist group such as the Gastroenterology Specialist group
  • FODMAP trained (Kings FODMAP course)
  • Driving licence

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post qualification experience including nutrition support and enteral feeding
  • Evidence of MDT work
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations


  • Experience with managing patients with eating disorders
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Work in acute and community settings

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital



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