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Highly Specialist Dietitian Hepatology Fibro-Scanning Project, Band 7

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be recruiting a full time permanent Highly Specialist Dietitian to our Nutrition and Dietetic Service, into this new and innovative role.

In this role you will be providing a service to the new multidisciplinary run Hepatology screening project by outreaching into Gloucestershire's Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) aimed at identifying and treating those at risk or experiencing fatty liver disease. This role gives you an exciting opportunity to utilise and further develop your existing experiences of project management, clinical skills and knowledge

This Band 7 Highly Specialist Dietetic position is a role for an approachable, enthusiastic and motivated Dietitian who has a strong interest in project management, developing services and driving change. You may have worked in a wide range of clinical areas and settings including weight management, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes and hepatology. You should have a passion for patient care and quality improvement and a desire to further develop their Dietetic practice.

We have a flexible working policy in our Trust. You will be based at Gloucester Royal Hospitals out reaching to the CDC but work also from Cheltenham General Hospital as required. You will be involved, and participate in regular updates and department wide meetings

Main duties of the job

You will be working as part of the Nutrition and Dietetic Department in delivering innovative nutritional interventions to support adult patients with fatty liver disease to reduce severity of this condition and the need for referral to secondary care for treatments. This will involve a scoping of current resources, identifying unmet clinical nutritional patients' needs, designing and developing group and individual patient pathways in delivering nutritional care.

This role will provide interventions for obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and altered liver function. This care will be on the form of 1:1 or group sessions both virtually and face to face. It will involve working closely with our Primary care, Integrated Care Board (ICB), Hepatology colleagues and Healthy Lifestyle programmes along with Dietetic peers in existing Diabetes, Specialist Weight Management and Eating disorder services. You will be collecting and analysing data, reporting back on these nutritional interventions and outcomes to the ICB, the liver screening steering group for this initiative and Dietetic Service Leads in evidencing the delivery of these high quality, safe and effective nutritional care initiatives.

About us

The Nutrition and Dietetic service consists of a large, friendly Department who will provide you with support in your role. We work closely with Specialist Clinical teams in our Trust and the ICB to deliver high quality, safe and effective care for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.

We would love to chat to you about the role in more detail and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please contact our Service Leads.

Contact Details

For more information on this vacancy then please contact:

Fiona Brown /June Beharry (Lead Dietitian CGH/ GRH)

0300 422 5506

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge


  • Degree/ Diploma in Dietetics
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Attendance on relevant accredited courses with evidence of CPD and IT literacy skills
  • Training and /or demonstrated experience in Leadership and Development
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in Hepatology and/ or weight management and Diabetes
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of leading and managing projects, and leading change
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in decision making for Nutritional interventions
  • Demonstrate knowledge/experience of service development identify development needs/ gaps for service provision
  • Develop and deliver training materials to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible in service delivery cope with working across sites and within the county in a busy and changing environment with ability to remain professional calm & in control during busy phases in all tasks
  • Experience of effectively maintaining working relationship within a team with The ability to inspire, influence, persuade, negotiate and handle sensitive situations well
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Experience of Leading and managing staff and responsibility for clinical supervision of junior staff and students
  • Desire to deliver a high-quality service. Ability to assess individuals with complex medical problems and to plan their dietetic care
  • Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals
  • To maintain professional appearance and behaviours in the workplace
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening, caring and empathy skills and can relate well to staff and patients. with excellent communication skills
  • Able to implement research evidence-based practice and apply to practice for continuous service improvement with the ability to problem solve


  • Post registration training e.g., Masters level in dietetics
  • Car owner/ driver
  • Demonstrate contribution to developing strategy, treatment pathways and outcomes that have resulted in clinical improvements and/or service development
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in decision making all types of enteral/ parenteral feeding
  • Experience in implementing clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road,



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