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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nutrition

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Sandwell and West Birmingham
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Are you an experienced clinician who is:
  • Ambitious to improve services?
  • Passionate to teach and inspire?
  • Innovative and driven?

Sandwell & West Birmingham Nutrition & Dietetic Services are seeking to recruit a Nutrition CNS into a clinical leadership role within our expanding integrated service. This is an exciting step for our service as we seek to build on our existing clinical leadership structure and strengthen our clinical representation as our services expand. We are seeking an innovative individual who is driven to work primarily within the acute Nutrition Nursing service. Candidates will be joining a service at a time of considerable opportunity. You will need to use highly developed interpersonal skills to foster strong relationships with a range of key stakeholders leading in a service that will strongly align with the wider MDT.

The successful post holder will demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge and skills in adult nutrition nursing and a proven track record of leading for quality improvement within nutrition teams.

Our service covers all aspects of nutrition nursing & dietetic care within the Trust for adults, paediatrics and transition services across inpatient, community and outpatient pathways. The post-holder would join our existing acute leadership structure working alongside our current Clinical Nurse Specialists and Acute Dietitian Team Leaders which will include exposure to a range of services and opportunities.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting role at an exciting time for Nutrition Nurses and Allied Health Professionals across Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust as we seek to become the leading provider of integrated care bringing lots of opportunities for future development.

This CNS post will lead our adult integrated surgical team of dietitians, nutrition nurses and support staff to promote optimised nutritional screening and nutritional support across our acute service. Providing highly specialised and autonomous assessments, care and management provision for patients with diverse and complex presentations as part of the nutrition support service.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department is a growing team of 30-40 dietitians and nutrition nurses based across Sandwell and West Birmingham. We have regular departmental meetings, clinical supervision sessions and education meetings. Continuing professional development is promoted and supported.
  • The Department trains student dietitians from Coventry and Birmingham City Universities across the full range ofplacements. We provide nursing student spoke placements from around 7 universities across our region.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organisation with a budget of approximately 600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached documents for further details of the job including main responsibilities.

As a team, we live our core Trust values of ambition, respect and compassion. Our trust champions nutrition and hydration as a fundamental of care and takes a strongly integrated, person-centred approach where independence and early intervention is promoted and encouraged using What matters to you? principles. We are looking for a suitably aspirational candidate who will share these core values and behaviours.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact to arrange a conversation or an informal visit to further understand the role.

Person Specification



  • Nursing Degree or evidence of working towards one
  • NMC Registration
  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Recognised Advanced Training Course in Nursing/ Nutrition
  • Leadership Qualification
  • Prescribing Qualification, or Motivation to work towards a prescribing qualification



  • Experience in nutrition nursing
  • Experince of working with tube feeds and tube fed patients
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT
  • Recent experience in a Nurse Leadership role

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust



Sandwell and West Birmingham

B71 4HJ

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