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SENIOR DIETITIAN - respiratory, cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting nutrition support post can be offered as a band 6 post for a band 5 dietitian with at least 6 months experience, or a training post for a newly qualified dietitian (or waiting for HCPC registration) with progression to band 6 with submission of a portfolio.

Feel valued and supported in one of the biggest acute teaching Trusts in the UK, working in a large service committed to professional and personal development. This post is based at Glenfield Hospital, which specialises in heart disease, respiratory, lung cancer, renal and hepatobiliary. It also has a large intensive care (it is one of the 6 centres in the UK to provide ECMO) and a brand new Respiratory Support Unit.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a dietetic team providing nutrition support and dietetic management to the following areas: respiratory, cardiac, COPD, lung cancer, thoracic and vascular surgery and will include patients who have stepped down from ITU. Our ethos is Caring at its best and we strongly believe, that to be a well-rounded practitioner, dietitians really benefit from working in a diverse range of specialities. You will receive support and clinical supervision helping you to develop your own specialist skills and knowledge.

Working closely alongside multidisciplinary teams, you will contribute to the delivery of the services, offering assessment, formulation and treatment plans to a range of different in-patient groups. The post remit will also include teaching and training of healthcare professionals, resource development and student dietetic training.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do.

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

Leicester is a vibrant city, with excellent rail and bus links it boasts a myriad of social activities that will ensure that you have the perfect work life balance.

Check us out on twitter at UHL_DIETITIANS and keep in touch.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide nutrition and dietetic input into the adult respiratory, cardiac, thoracic and vascular specialities.

To manage the adult dietetic caseloads with varying degree of nutritional complexity, without direct supervision and whilst exercising a large degree of autonomy.

To be in expert in adult dietetic care within the Dietetic and Nutrition team and service, and inform other dietitians within the team and service of developments in these fields.

To be responsible for dietetic and nutrition input into multi-professional groups and staff, and policy development within patient care.

Please see the Job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Hcpc registration
  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics


  • Clinical supervisory skills training
  • Additional training in nutrition support



  • All round Dietetic Experience
  • Adult Nutritional Support experience


  • Team MDT working
  • Experience of clinical audit activities leading to improved patient care
  • Is able to support and take a role in the professional development of others



  • All round written and verbal in all media
  • Training and education experience


  • Has undertaken post-registration training in behavioural change and motivational interviewing

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby Raod



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