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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are recruiting for a permanent full time Rotational Band 5 Dietitian. This post would suit either student dietitians, newly qualified or experienced Band 5 dietitians. There is an option to start as a Band 3/4 whilst you wait for your HCPC registration. We invite applicants seeking part time or full time to apply.

Rotational dietitian work within the acute and community dietetic teams. Rotations will provide the opportunity to work within a wide range of specialties including community, acute medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, paediatrics and renal.

Band 5 dietitian will work closely within an established dietetic team and work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, caterers and therapists to deliver dietetic care to patients.

The successful applicants will be required to develop and take part in staff teaching, student training and support the team in audit and service developments.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a dietetic service to an allocated workload of inpatients and outpatients at Derriford Hospital and Community sites and maintain accurate records under the supervision of a senior dietitian.
  • To participate in the teaching and training of other health care professionals.
  • To be involved in all Nutrition and Dietetic departmental activities and contribute to the delivery of a Trust wide dietetic service

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission.

We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide a high standard of dietetic service to patients through comprehensive assessment, planning, and monitoring of patient requirements using evidence- based
  • Work effectively as an individual and/or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Communicate accurately in writing and/or verbally with other health professionals. Record all assessments and interventions in clinical notes, nursing notes and dietetic record cards in line with BDA guidelines.
  • Adapt to changing demands of the job to provide a dietetic service in the absence of co-workers.
  • Develop and apply knowledge in specialist areas, under the supervision of a senior
  • Provide regular outpatient
  • Review and update resource material using evidence based
  • Ensure that resources are used effectively and in accordance with departmental
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and training programmes to patients and healthcare professionals using current evidence-based resources.
  • Participate in education and training of student dietitians with clinical supervisory skills training.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development to improve patient centred care.
  • Participate in audits and quality monitoring.
  • Proactively contribute to the achievement of clinical outcomes through individual and team
  • Be aware of and adhere to all trust policies and procedures, the Health & Safety at Work Act and Data Protection Act.
  • Liaises with food services department to ensure correct provision of therapeutic diets to inpatients on assigned ward

  • For further details please see attached JD& PS

    Person Specification



    • BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
    • HCPC Professional registration.


    • Teaching certificate.
    • Counselling skills training.

    Knowledge & Experience


    • Proven knowledge of anthropometry, biochemistry, pharmacology to undertake a full nutrition assessment.
    • Competence in calculating basic nutritional requirements.
    • Competence to practice in a basic range of clinical conditions.


    • Previous relevant employment in healthcare setting.
    • Demonstrable experience in audits, research and CPD.

    Aptitude and Abilities


    • Good communication skills, written and verbal with the ability to demonstrate clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
    • Ability to manage a defined clinical caseload with a degree of supervision.
    • Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively.


    • Resourceful.
    • Demonstrable teaching experience.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


    Derriford Hospital

    Derriford Road


    PL6 8DH

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