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Acute Services Dietitian - Team Lead

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to join a modern, forward facing NHS hospital Trust whilst achieving your career aspirations of making a real difference to patients in an acute setting and leading a team towards excellence? Then this is the job for you!

This team lead role will provide leadership and operational management for the forward thinking and dynamic Acute Dietetic Service at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a friendly and supportive dietetic team and MDT, holding a caseload of complex patients, giving you the chance to showcase your expert knowledge and skills and feed your passion for improving dietetic care for inpatients.

This role will suit an established band 7 or an experienced band 6 looking to progress to the next level utilising our extensive Trust wide leadership training.

Main duties of the job

To provide operational management and leadership to your team.

To manage own caseload and to provide a high standard of assessment, management, treatment and advice to meet the needs of patients.

To act as a point of contact for other agencies for issues relating to dietetic service provision.

To work collaboratively with colleagues in health, social care, local authority and other agencies to meet the needs of patients.

To ensure the efficient and effective use of resources available within the team.

To work with other members of the team in the development of the service.

To ensure Clinical Governance is integral to service delivery within the specialty area.

To represent the dietetic and nutrition team and contribute to the development of the wider dietetic and nutrition service throughout the Trust.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help youDevelop,BelongandThrive,Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).o Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Significant experience (minimum 3 years) working as a Qualified Dietitian.
  • Evidence of working with patients who require highly complex management within relevant specialist area.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and leading aspects of MDT service development
  • Evidence of leading on the development of guidelines/protocols in relevant clinical areas
  • Evidence of service redesign and service improvement


  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries.
  • Experience with gastro and eating disorder patients
  • Experience in managing a team including performance management, appraisals and leading change



  • Degree in Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC UK Registered Dietitian


  • Management /leadership training
  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association

Interpersonal Skills


  • Good communication and listening skills with an understanding of the needs of people
  • Ability to work to deadlines and use own initiative
  • Ability to be an effective member of a team but also work independently as required
  • Able to cope with challenging and difficult situations
  • Ability to recognise and acknowledge own limitations, seeking and acting on assistance / support as appropriate
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Manage human resource dynamics to enhance team working


  • Behaviour change motivational interviewing skills

Organisational Skills


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to manage day to day running of services, prioritise workload and work with speed and accuracy
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and its implications for services
  • To be able to make decision and problem solve when dealing with a variety of situations (sometimes difficult or stressful circumstances)

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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