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Band 6 Renal Dietitian

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Carshalton, Surrey
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The SW Thames Renal and Transplantation unit is one of the largest renal units in the country and the unit is working towards integrating with St George's University Hospitals NHS foundation Trust to streamline the the care pathways of our patient groups.

We are looking for a dynamic enthusiastic band 6 Dietitian to join our team of 7 renal Dietitians on a part time basis of 3 days per week. The post holder will be a responsible for the management of patients on the renal inpatient wards, on dialysis, as well as carrying an outpatient caseload at local renal satellite units including Farnborough. The role is one of an expert practitioner who works autonomously as well as part of a team.

Main duties of the job

- Be responsible for the provision of specialist, evidence-based Dietetic renal nutrition services to Low Clearance, Nephrology, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Transplantation.

- To provide expert advice to patients, carers, and clinicians regarding the provision of nutritional support for renal patients based on clinical evidence. This will involve nutritional diagnosis and the development of treatment plans and the prescription of dietary treatment and nutritional products.

-To provide highly complex renal nutrition counselling and use of reassurance and motivational skills to overcome barriers to change particularly where there is noncompliance.

- To support more junior members of the renal team in their development, as well as student Dietitians.

-To train and support members of the multidisciplinary team to allow effective use of a nutritional screening tool.

-Ability to utilise developed communication and teaching skills to educate the diverse and multicultural renal population with barriers to understanding the essential, highly complex renal advice both on a one to one basis and in groups.

-To make clinical decisions about the appropriate and safe administration of EN (enteral South West London Acute Provider Collaborative nutrition) or PN (parenteral nutrition) to the patient or recommendations as to alternative nutrition support.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for more detail on the jobs roles and responsibilities. This post will be based at St Helier Hospital with cover to nearby satellite units.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working within a team
  • Demonstrable general dietetic clinical experience relevant to the position
  • Experience in enteral tube feeding and nutrition support
  • Experience in training/supervising others


  • Service development and audit experience
  • Experience of managing patients with renal conditions



  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the team, the service and the Trust
  • Ability to travel between to nearby satellite units



  • Relevant degree or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • oSound knowledge of clinical practice relevant to the role
  • oKnowledge of relevant guidelines relevant to the role e.g. NICE
  • o Sound IT knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane

Carshalton, Surrey


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