Highly Specialist Critical Care Dietitian

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal promotion we are excited to advertise a Band 7 Critical Care Dietitian post based at Salford Royal Hospital, part of the Northern Care Alliance.

You will be the clinical specialist lead for the unit and work with a static band 6 and a rotational band 6, in addition to a dietetic assistant. The critical care team has a strong MDT approach and you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of specialists. This role will deliver specialist clinical work, lead on service development, audit and provide the opportunity to supervise and manage junior staff.

We would be keen to work with the right applicant whether they are an experienced band 7 dietitian with transferable skills in nutrition support or an experienced band 6 dietitian wanting to develop their skill set to a band 7 level. We are a supportive and forward-thinking department, keen to explore and support extended roles within specialisms and strengthen the dietitian's role within the MDT to minimise delays in treatment, optimise of nutritional status in a timely manner and improve patient care.

The role will provide an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to continue to develop their own dietetic experience and portfolio without the need to work full time. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity and are an enthusiastic dietetic practitioner we would love you to apply to come and join our dietetic team of over 50 staff.

Main duties of the job

To lead the dietetic service into Critical Care at Salford Royal. This will involve close working within ward staff and the wider MDT to further develop the service and deliver a high quality of care. There will also be opportunities to work with the wider dietetic team.

You will provide highly specialist nutrition and dietetic assessments to all patients admitted to Critical Care. This will involve making dietary recommendations after calculation of nutritional requirements based on interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometry, anatomy and physiology, clinical condition/prognosis and other physical parameters.

In addition to your own clinical you will be involved in MDTs, ward rounds, service development. Data collection and interpretation to aid quality improvement work will also be incorporated into the role.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults in line with Vision 10 in our target to be the leading NHS organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • State registration with HCPC
  • BSc degree or Post Grad/MSc in dietetics


  • BDA Member
  • Higher degree in nutrition related topic
  • Leadership course



  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and work in MDT
  • Ability to develop individualist nutrition car plans
  • High level of expertise in Nutrition support
  • To demonstrate an awareness and understanding of supporting equality and valuing diversity within their role


  • Presentation skills
  • Computer literate



  • Knowledge and experience of working clinically in the field of dietetics.
  • Knowledge of nutritional needs and nutritional assessment in a range of clinical conditions



  • NHS experience
  • Experience of obtaining accurate anthropometric measurements


  • Audit experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal (Part of the Northern Care Alliance)

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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