Specialist Dietitian Surgical

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is for a dietitian with an interest in surgery to join our team of surgical dietitians to work in our Digestive Diseases unit. Conditions that the surgical team manage can be complex, such as those requiring parenteral nutrition, jejunal feeding, severe acute pancreatitis, gastric outlet obstructions, bowel obstructions, short bowel and high output stomas. This post will also support urology, gynaecology and ENT patients. The surgical dietitians work closely with the MDT, including upper and lower GI surgeons, stoma nurses, enhanced recovery nurses and vascular access team. They also run outpatient clinics for patients under a surgeon. No previous experience in surgery is necessary as full training can be provided.

The surgical team consists of three Dietitians, which is imbedded into a wider team of 20 Dietitians who work across the busy district general. SASH has a strong focus on leadership training and the post holder will be encouraged to supervise junior members of the team and students. Occasionally, there may be the requirement to cover other specialities, including the opportunity to gain experience in ICU and feed into the weekly complex nutrition ward rounds.

This post is based as East Surrey hospital, which is ideally located 10 minutes' drive from the M25 and a 10 minute walk from Earlswood train station which has regular services into central London and Gatwick airport. SASH employees are also entitled to fringe weighting.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the personal specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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