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Highly Specialist Learning Disability Dietitian

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced dietitian with excellent clinical and team-working skills to join the Learning Disabilities (LD) Service in Blackcountry Community Healthcare Trust , but employed by and part of the Dudley Group Foundation Trust, Community Dietitians Team based at Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre .

If successful, you will work as a Highly Specialist LD dietitian to provide a safe, effective, and evidence-based dietetic service to the community patients with learning disabilities.

You will work as an integral member of the LD multidisciplinary team assessing, advising, managing and rehabilitating patients with complex nutritional and social needs. Your team-working, leadership, supervision and communication skills will be invaluable, as well as your ability to work autonomously to manage your caseload.

Main duties of the job

This role involves providing a highly specialised dietetic advice to adults with a learning disabilities and dysphagia. This post holder will be a member of the multidisciplinary teams looking after these patients/clients.

This role will provide you with excellent professional and personal development opportunities. You will be required to lead on the development and implementation of patient-centred nutritional management pathways and other service improvement initiatives for patients Learning Disabilities. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with dietetic student placements, multidisciplinary team nutrition training, audit and the development of the wider dietetic service.

We are a friendly, supportive and innovative department with a commitment to patient-centred care and best practice. If this sounds like an exciting step within your career, then we look forward to receiving your application.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the details attached including the job description and person specifications for this post.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSc or post graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC Registration


  • Membership of British Dietetic Association
  • Member of Special Interest Group relevant to this post

Eperience and skills


  • Extensive post-graduate experience in a range of clinical areas
  • Good Knowledge and experience in managing patients with nutrition related conditions such as malnutrition, dysphagia and home enteral tube feeding
  • Ability to manage large, busy and complex caseload
  • Accurate anthropometric and measurement skills


  • PENG course or post registration training

Communication and Team working


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - articulate in all forms
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the MDT

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Stourbridge health and social care centre

John Corbett Drive



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