Specialist Dietitian - Health Care of the Elderly and Critical Care

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience £32,306-£39,027 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you a dietitian with genuine interest in helping support the prevention and treatment of malnutrition through service improvement? Would you like to be part of a team that makes a real difference, whilst expanding your knowledge and skills of service improvement within a supportive department at a large busy NHS Trust? With an increasing elderly population, the risks of malnutrition is increasing. National drivers and increased awareness of the needs of the Health Care of the Older person and those affected with dementia has made nutritional treatments here at NUH more important than ever before. Are you also a dietitian who would like to expand their knowledge and skills in managing patients with complex nutrition needs within the critical care setting? This is a temporary position for a year.

Main duties of the job

As well as having a varied caseload, you will need to work with the team to help develop strategies in support of this growing area. You will be involved in audit, developing referral criteria, training and supporting the implementation of nutritional service developments. You will also support other members of the team including band 5 dietitians and support staff, with support from a Team Leader. You would also work closely with dietitians working in the critical care areas at NUH. The Critical Care areas have expanded at NUH and there are currently 53 beds on QMC campus. Supported by our band 7 dietetic leads in critical care, you will have a caseload in this area and this is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in nutrition support in this complex group of patients. Knowledge of the management of parenteral nutrition is desirable, but not essential as training will be given. We are a large and friendly department of around 90 staff including assistants and technicians providing dietetic and nutrition support across all areas of the Trust and beyond.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavor to turn your job into a career!

The Dietetic service is part of the Therapies and Rehabilitation Services pathway, which is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff, who works together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have pathway AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the summary below, you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert. This job involves working within inpatient settings across Health Care of the Older Person and Critical Care. Acts as a source of expertise on Dietetics and Nutrition for staff, and patients including the provision of education and training. Work as a member of a departmental team with the support of the appropriate team leader.


Provides clinically effective specialist Dietetic and Nutrition Service in given clinical area, including assessment and advice/treatment.

Acts as a source of expertise on Dietetics and Nutrition for staff, carers and patients including the provision of education and training.

Work as a member of a departmental team with the support of the appropriate team leader. The post holder may work on either campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Please refer to the job description attached for more information.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered



  • Experience in specialist area

Analytical and judgement


  • Able to interpret complex information to make decisions



  • Able to communicate with a range of individuals on complex matters
  • Able to work within an MDT

Planning and organisation skills


  • Able to plan and organise own workload

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre Campus



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