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Specialist Oncology Dietitian

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive person to support our oncology dietetic service. An opportunity has arisen to join the team of over 30 dietitians in the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post sits within a supportive dietetic department comprising of other Dietitians and Dietetic Support Workers. Leadership is provided by a Professional Lead, Team Manager and the Senior AHP Operational Manager.

If you are currently employed by the Trust, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for the post on a secondment basis.

Main duties of the job

The opportunity that we are offering is in the Oncology Team and will involve providing dietetic support to cancer patients, predominantly those with Head and Neck Cancer. We will support you within a friendly dietetic team as well as within the wider Head and Neck multi-disciplinary team and we will provide training to develop your skills and knowledge in this specialist area. You will be jointly responsible for a busy caseload of patients with Cancer who are at various stages of their treatment journey.

Our patients receive dietetic input in a variety of settings including on the ward, in dietetic led clinics and in multi-disciplinary team clinics.

The department places a strong emphasis on clinical supervision, training and education, including:
  • peer support and supervision
  • well established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students
  • delivery of a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care
  • opportunities to participate in audit and research
  • development in leadership skills

The ability to transport yourself across the locality during the course of a working day is required.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Values, Drivers and Motivators


  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values & behaviours



  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience in a junior role, including the management of a range of condition with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Experience of delivering clinical treatment to cancer patients
  • Understanding of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Aptitude and Personal Qualities


  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Always demonstrates a professional demeanour

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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