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Specialist Nutrition Support Team Dietitian - Band 7

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Dietitian Nutrition Support Team (NST)

We are delighted to be recruiting to a specialist dietitian working within the NST team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive Dietitian with experience/qualifications in parenteral nutrition /NST work, to join our well-established Nutrition Support Team.

The role would involve inpatient/outpatient and MDT working with the lead NST Dietitian, Lead Consultant Gastroenterologist, Specialist Nurse, Pharmacist and Consultant in Chemical Pathology. The role is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but will require a presence at Cheltenham General Hospital.

You will lead part of the acute team in conjunction with the Lead Critical Care Joint Team Lead at GRH.

You will also be part of National and Regional Networking Societies

Main duties of the job

About the job

You will work as part of the multidisciplinary Nutrition Support Team (NST) to ensure that adults who require parenteral nutrition in our acute hospitals receive high quality, safe and effective care. You will take part in NST ward rounds and weekly MDT meetings contributing to the clinical assessment and management of our patients.

The successful applicant will have a complex and challenging caseload, will be confident with excellent interpersonal skills including observation, active listening and verbal communication.

You will work as part of a team and will need to liaise with professionals at all levels, be able to prioritise your workload, be flexible and assertive.

You will be leading a busy, friendly growing team of dietitians and dietetic support workers in conjunction with the Team Lead of Critical Care. You may have proven leadership experience including managing a team and should be able to demonstrate previous work towards service development and development of protocols and procedures.

About us

Why us?

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham. Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK. Gloucestershire Hospitals has a �500m annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. We have over 8,000 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality acute elective and specialist services under our vision of 'Best Care For Everyone' to a diverse population of almost 620,000.

The NST team are a small friendly, diverse, multidisciplinary team who work closely together and with teams in our Trust and tertiary specialist centres to deliver high quality, safe and effective care for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description

- The post holder will work as an autonomous dietetic advanced practitioner, to act as a source of clinical expertise in the areas of artificial nutritional support, to include parenteral nutrition (PN) in GRH. They will work closely with the Band 7 Advanced Practitioner NST team lead based at CGH and the rest of the Nutrition Support Team (NST).

- In conjunction with the Band 7 Advanced Practitioner Dietitian Critical Care they will provide day to day management of the adult acute dietetic team in GRH. Principally the post holder will work within the Nutrition Team, but will still be an integral part of the Nutrition & Dietetic Service and as such will be required to provide cover within the dietetic team. You may be required to provide cross site cover to CGH.

- To be an expert resource for PN, and appropriate routes for enteral nutrition, to include policy/literature development within both the Nutrition and Dietetic Service and GHNHSFT NST service,

- To ensure that the service is evidence based and managed in line with clinical governance requirements.

- To deliver parenteral nutrition education and training alongside the NST Team Lead in a variety of settings and to a range of health professionals, dietitians, students and patients

- To be involved with non-dietetic projects within the GHNHSFT NST service. This will include elements of Quality and Health and safety

To jointly lead the supervision, training and appraisal of Nutrition and Dietetic staff and student dietitians within the GRH Acute team

Person Specification

Qualifications / Experience


  • Substantial experience
  • HCPC
  • Clinical Experience in parenteral Nutrition
  • Demonstrate Knowledge in Service Development
  • Willing to be Flexible
  • Experience of Leading and Managing Staff
  • Priortise caseload
  • Maintain relationships with teams
  • Experience of Leading and managing staff
  • Be responsible for clinical supervision of junior staff and students
  • Experience in implementing clinical governance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening, caring and empathy skills and can relate well to staff and patients.
  • Ability to assess individuals with complex medical problems and to plan their dietetic care
  • To demonstrate Trust required behaviours in working towards Individual, Department, Divisional and Trust Objectives/Goals.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Willing to lead change.
  • The ability to inspire, influence, persuade and negotiate.


  • Post registration training e.g., Masters level in dietetics
  • Attendance on relevant accredited courses
  • Demonstrate contribution to developing strategy and outcomes that have resulted in improvements

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucester Royal Hospital

Great Western Rd



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