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Specialist Neuroedocrine Tumour Dietitian

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year /pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced dietitian to provide 12 months maternity cover from February 2024 for a comprehensive dietetic service for patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). You will work as part of the Wessex NET Group providing care at a range of locations across Dorset and Hampshire. The Wessex NET Group has accreditation as a European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society Centre of Excellence.

Neuroendocrine tumour patients often have complex dietetic needs due to the effect of the tumours themselves, previous bowel and pancreatic surgery and the complex medical treatment and medications required. You will be working alongside the NET MDT of consultants and specialist nurses across Wessex with your employer being University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic dietitian, with excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to work well as part of an MDT team. Ideally the candidate would have experience of working with NET patients although applicants with oncology and pancreatic/bowel surgery experience will be considered.

Additional contact information

Ruth Lee - Neuroendocrine Oncology Dietitian

07887 832343 /

This role requires HCPC Registration.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth and/or Poole Hospital.

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

As well as a patient caseload a substantial part of the role will be educating and presenting to doctors, nurses and dietitians across the region on dietary issues relating to this specialist group of patients. You will be a member of the UHD Dietetics Department, which consists of 25 dietitians and dietetic assistants. The role may involve the management and training of more junior staff and student dietitians.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • BSc or Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Advanced communication and behavioural skills training
  • Relevant advanced post graduate clinical training e.g. masters level clinical training
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Leadership and management training


  • Member of a relevant specialist interest group e.g. UKINETS/ENETS
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Clinical supervisory skills training



  • Post registration experience in a range of dietetic areas, including oncology patients and pancreatic/bowel surgery patients
  • Experience in the dietetic management of patients diagnosed with a NET
  • Experience of delivering training and presentations
  • Experience of managing and supervising junior dietetic staff and student dietitians
  • Experience of teaching and giving presentations to a group of patients
  • Experience of working autonomously within an MDT taking a lead dietetic role
  • Able to negotiate effectively with other disciplines
  • Experience in service development, audit and clinical governance issues


  • Previous role focussed on dietetic care of NET patients within a NET MDT
  • Research and publication experience
  • Experience of leading a dietetic service
  • Development of dietetic policies and procedures

Technical Skills and Competencies


  • Able to communicate complex information effectively with a range of healthcare colleagues (verbal and written)
  • Effectively communicate a complex diagnosis with patients or carers, adapting advice to each individual as required
  • Keep up to date with and implement evidence based practice
  • Excellent IT and presentation skills
  • High level of time management and organisational skills



  • Knowledge of what NETs are and the medical and surgical management of NET patients
  • Knowledge of the main reasons for dietetic input with NET patients
  • Knowledge of the main causes of adverse bowel symptoms in NET patients and how these can be improved with diet and medication
  • Knowledge of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency and how to treat this


  • Knowledge of dietetic advice for rare types of NET tumour e.g. insulinoma, VIPoma

Personal Attributes


  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Able to motivate self and others
  • Able to be assertive, particularly among groups of senior staff
  • Ability to respond positively to change
  • Able to problem solve clinically and managerially
  • To be able to cope with emotional and distressing circumstances



  • Regular travel to outpatient clinics across Dorset and Southern Hampshire


  • Car driver

Language requirement


  • Able to speak and write English as necessary to undertake the role

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites


BH15 2JB

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