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Specialist Renal Dietitian

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Specialist Renal Dietitian who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Based at the Lister Hospital Stevenage, but covering the dialysis units across Herts, Beds and West Essex, the successful post holder will work within an experienced, supportive, and dynamic multidisciplinary team.

We encourage candidates aspiring to advance from a Band 5 to Band 6 to apply. We provide a comprehensive progression plan tailored for individuals at the Band 5 level.

There will be significant input to the management of undernutrition, including enteral and parenteral nutrition, and the opportunity to liaise with a range of health care providers across a large geographical area.

Though previous experience of working with adults with kidney disease is desirable, the successful applicant will receive training and development, supported by a structured process of regular management and clinical supervision. Employees are offered the opportunity to focus on work activities, personal and professional development that supports their training and development needs.

Though this post is offered on a full time basis, those seeking part time hours, or job share will also be considered.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner, working closely with members of our multidisciplinary team, will provide a clinical nutrition & dietetic service to adults presenting with acute and chronic kidney disease.

The Specialist Renal Dietitian will demonstrate sound problem solving skills where there is considerable variation in the presentation and health needs of service users. You will gain significant clinical experience in the management of adults presenting with multiple co-morbidities, and those requiring nutritional support.

The post holder will provide training and development to members of the multi-professional team contribute to the review, development and implementation of the service undertake practice supervision of students, and develop, implement and review evidence based nutrition and dietetic resources.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualification and Training


  • BSc Nutrition & Dietetics/Post graduate Diploma in Dietetics and UK Registered Dietitian with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Continuous professional development that includes post graduate study/development (short course, e learning) within one or more specialist clinical areas (for example nutritional support, diabetes) that meets the needs of the service user

Knowledge and experience


  • Broad range of post qualification clinical experience that includes adults with long term conditions, general medicine, gastroenterology, and general surgery
  • Post qualification dietetic experience of working with adults requiring nutritional support (enteral nutrition) inpatients and outpatients
  • Post qualification dietetic experience of working with adults with acute and chronic kidney disease
  • Participated in audit or research linked to practice improvement
  • Can demonstrate evidence of delivery of education and training of groups/individuals
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of clinical governance and is proactive in the undertaking of risk management, health and safety
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of local, national or international issues through critical appraisal of current evidence, policies and practice guidelines


  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Post qualification dietetic experience of working with adults requiring nutritional support (parenteral nutrition)
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nutrition and dietetic management of mineral and bone disorder, and the use of phosphate binders
  • Can demonstrate evidence of practice supervision of junior staff/students
  • Post qualification dietetic experience of working with adults requiring renal replacement therapy



  • Able to reflect and critically appraise own practice
  • Can demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills (English language)
  • Able to work on own initiative/autonomously and can demonstrate effective time management and prioritisation of workload
  • Able to resolve conflict and handle difficult situations
  • Provides strong and effective clinical leadership, able to motivate and lead others and manage change effectively
  • Able to use a range of information technology software


  • Presentation at local level



  • Is adaptable and able to work in a variety of locations when required (cross site cover)
  • Able to understand and adhere to the Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Is able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of service delivery including evening clinics and weekends when required
  • Is committed to working in ways that demonstrate Trust values


  • Actively contributes to specialist groups and professional networks

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Corey's Mill Lane



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