Acute Dietitian

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you have been working as a Band 5 Dietitian in a hospital environment, and are looking to move to the next step, this role might be the one for you. We are looking for dietitian to join our small acute team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital covering our medical, surgical and orthopaedic wards and outpatient clinics.

You will also have the opportunity to work as part of the Trusts Nutrition Support Team and be the acute dietetic student training lead.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide nutrition & dietetic services to adults and carers at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and across North Derbyshire.2. To initiate nutrition care plans for adults in hospital with complex nutritional needs.3. To support artificial nutrition support decision making as part of multidisciplinary teams.

About us

Our vision: Exceptional patient care provided by exceptional people.

Our mission: To bring our people communities and partners together - providing patient care we can all be proud of, We all play a part in achieving this, by living up to the values we promise to our patients and each other. As members of staff, we will always be guided by our Proud to CARE values:
  • COMPASSION- treating everyone with kindness - welcoming diversity and inclusion, considering individual needs and challenging inappropriate behaviours outside of our values.
  • AMBITION- Aspiring to be the best - reaching high standards, providing exceptional care and services and achieving measurable improvements in people's health and wellbeing.
  • RESPECT- Valuing and appreciating everyone - listening, learning and acting on their experiences, being open and honest and recognising that working with others brings benefits.
  • ENCOURAGEMENT-Opportunities for all - supporting education and development, helping people to bring their improvement ideas to life and speak-up and getting everyone involved in our future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical.1. To provide a client centred nutrition & dietetic service at various locations according to patients needs.2. To participate in the team approach to the care of individuals referred to the service.3. To liaise with the multi-disciplinary team within the trust and the wider health community to ensure the nutritionalneeds of clients can be met.4. To work as part of the Trusts Nutrition Support Team.5. To accurately collect relevant activity data required for service monitoring, management, and evaluation.6. To develop evidence based dietary information in conjunction with other members of the nutrition and dietetic team.7. To provide cover for senior dietetic colleagues as appropriate.8. To work with other members of the nutrition & dietetic team and catering staff to develop menus to meet the need ofinpatients at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the community hospitals.

Clinical Governance.1. To be actively involved in the implementation and development of Clinical Governance.2. To work with dietetic colleagues to ensure the nutrition and dietetic training needs of nursing, medical and otherstaff is met within the Trust and the North Derbyshire health community.3. To contribute with other members of the nutrition and dietetic team to the identification, development andimplementation of standards of dietetic practice.4. To actively participate in clinical audit and research.5. To be involved with mealtime audits and attend relevant catering meetings.6. To calculate nutritional content of hospital menus for the purposes of dietary assessment, menu coding, andmeeting national standards.7. To demonstrate a commitment to CPD by maintaining an up-to-date professional portfolio.8. To provide support and participate in student dietitian practice learning placements.

Operational Management.1. To line manage dietitians within the team.

Person Specification



  • oHCPC registered
  • oPost graduate training relevant to acute dietetics



  • Significant postgraduate dietetic experience in a hospital setting
  • Significant experience with patients requiring oral and artificial nutrition support
  • Evidence of involvement in artificial nutrition support decision making and care planning for adults in hospital with complex needs
  • Evidence of involvement in artificial nutrition support decision making and care planning for adults in hospital with complex needs
  • Teaching experience
  • Involvement in practice placements


  • Experience of managing staff

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge in the field of acute dietetics
  • Evidence of leadership and team building skills

Trust Values


  • Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement Proud to CARE

Personal Attributes


  • Professional appearance and manner

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Top Road


S44 5BL

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