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Rotational HEF Dietitian, Band 5

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Rotational HEF Dietitian, Band 5

Do you want to be part of an award-winning, innovative, friendly team?

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust Home Enteral Feeding Team (HEFT) has several exciting opportunities to join their well-established, experienced team following a successful bid for further expansion.

We are looking for a Dietitian with skills in Enteral feeding to join our dynamic team. Included in the expansion are a number of other posts, more information available

This post is being advertised with a welcome incentive of �2000 (pro-rata), (subject to terms and conditions).

The proposed interview date for this vacancy is: Friday 22nd March 2024

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

As a Rotational Home Enteral Feed Dietitian, you will:

- have an exciting and varied caseload with the opportunity to care for both adult and paediatric patients who are enterally fed in the county of Gloucestershire

- care for patients in different settings, including patients in their own homes, nursing/care homes, schools and respite centres

- work as an autonomous practitioner caring for a dedicated caseload of enterally fed patients

-be supported to develop your skills in enteral feeding by highly specialist, experienced Dietitians

-have the support of a dedicated mentor within the team to help develop your dietetic skills

- work within the HEFT MDT and wider MDTs including: neurology, learning disability and palliative care teams, to name a few

- have the opportunity to extend your scope of practice with practical tube competencies

- utilise well developed communication skills to liaise with members of diverse MDTs

- have the opportunity to undertake research and further post-graduate study at Master level, including the opportunity to undertake a Preceptorship programme and associated Masters level module

- have the opportunity of flexible working, with the option of some remote home working as requested

Well-being support is available to you to help manage more complex caseloads.

About us

The HEFT is well-established, with over 20 years of experience in delivering high quality enteral feed care to patients in Gloucestershire. The team is multidisciplinary including Dietitians, Enteral nutrition Nurse Specialists, Dietetic assistants and admin support. Each team is led by a dedicated, highly experienced and skilled leader who is able to provide you with the support, knowledge and skills needed to develop you as a member this dynamic team.

The HEFT can offer you a varied caseload of patients. The team care for both adult and paediatric patients, allowing you to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of clinical areas. We cover unique settings including a third level disability college and a highly specialist neurological centre. The teams is actively involved with research, both in-house and national projects. We conduct regular audit and service development work which has been presented nationally (at BAPEN) and internationally (at ESPEN congress).

The team can offer a number of unique opportunities including access to an educational bursary, apprenticeship opportunities and a preceptorship programme. Active involvement in further post-graduate education and research is encouraged, to ensure you are developing skills across all pillars of dietetic practice. From when you join the team, we offer a structured competency framework as well as having an in-team educational lead to help support your development. We are committed to investing in your CPD.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full information on this role, please view the attached job description.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Sarah Pidgeon

Job title

Lead for Paediatric Dietitians Home Enteral Feed Team

Email address

Telephone number

0300 422 5645

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Hold a valid driving license
  • Experienced and knowledge within the NHS on all aspects of nutrition support, sip feeds and enteral feeds
  • Experience of effectively maintain working relationship within a team
  • Develop and deliver training materials to a variety of audiences
  • Use of software packages including Word, Excel, nutritional assessment packages, statistical packages


  • Experience in implementing clinical governance
  • Ability to identify personal development needs

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital



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