Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro Rata
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to gain experience of working as a Band 5 working in the community with the potential to move into the cute as part of a rotation? This opportunity could be for you!

We currently have a permanent full-time vacancy for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Dietitian within our friendly and supportive department of 26 dietitians, a nutrition support nurse, assistant dietitian practitioners and admin staff.

You will be a HCPC registered dietitian with hospital and community experience and be able to effectively fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

If you have recently applied for one our previous Band 5 vacancies please do not apply again.

Main duties of the job

This post will provide you with the opportunity to deliver high-quality nutrition and dietetic services across North Derbyshire. This is post holder will provide services in outpatient clinics, patient's own homes, care homes and community hospitals. We carry out telephone, video and face-to-face assessments. Within each of these settings, you will be advising patients with varying conditions and dietary requirements. There will be the opportunity to have a small caseload of home enteral tube patients with support and guidance.

About us

We are a forward-thinking team and our Trust values the importance of a good work-life balance. We support flexible working patterns and working and working from home. As a Band 5 Dietitian, you will be supported through our preceptorship programme within the first 6 months of being in post.

The Peak District is a fantastic place to live and work and Chesterfield is geographically well placed for travelling north or south and provides easy access to the motorway network. Temporary accommodation may be available if required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a client centred nutrition & dietetic service at various locations according to patients needs.
  • To participate in the team approach to the care of individuals referred to the service.
  • To liaise with the multi-disciplinary team within the trust and the wider health community to ensure the nutritional needs of clients can be met.
  • To accurately collect relevant activity data required for service monitoring, management and evaluation.
  • To develop evidence based dietary information in conjunction with other members of the nutrition and dietetic team.
  • To provide cover for senior dietetic colleagues as appropriate.
  • To work with other members of the nutrition & dietetic team and catering staff to develop menus to meet the need of inpatients at Chesterfield Royal and the community hospitals.

  • Clinical Governance.
  • To be actively involved in the implementation and development of Clinical Governance.
  • To work with dietetic colleagues to ensure the nutrition and dietetic training needs of nursing, medical and other staff is met within the Trust and the North Derbyshire health community.
  • To contribute with other members of the nutrition and dietetic team to the identification, development and implementation of standards of dietetic practice.
  • To actively participate in clinical audit and research.
  • To be involved with mealtime audits and attend relevant catering meetings.
  • To calculate nutritional content of hospital menus for the purposes of dietary assessment, menu coding, and meeting national standards.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to CPD by maintaining an up to date professional portfolio.
  • To provide support and participate in student dietitian practice learning placements (after a 6 month induction period).

  • Operational Management.
  • To manage dietetic assistants and other support staff.

  • General Responsibilities.
  • To act in line with the Trusts CARE values.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • To actively participate in the staff appraisal process and clinical supervision process.
  • To be familiar with relevant Operational, Personnel, Health and Safety Policies and procedures, including Fire, COSHH, No Smoking and Alcohol.
  • It is the responsibility of every employee to actively help the Trust prevent and control infection by washing their hands effectively, carrying out their duties in a way which minimises infection, attending appropriate training and maintaining up to date knowledge and skills in infection control and prevention as relevant to their post.

  • Person Specification



    • HCPC registered

    Other factors


    • Ability to effectively fulfil the travel requirements for the post



    • Experience in an NHS hospital and community setting
    • Experience of healthcare menu development
    • Teaching experience

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to prioritise own workload
    • Good time management skills

    CARE values


    • Demonstrates Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement Proud to CARE

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Chesterfield Royal Hospital



    S44 5BL

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