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Specialist Dietitian

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to announce that we have a brand-new position within the learning disability and mental health team for an HCPC registered specialist dietitian, to support the Bradford District and Craven 'Improving Physical Health and Reducing Premature Mortality for People with Severe Mental Illness' action plan.

You will join a small close team of dietitians and dietetic assistant practitioners who provide specialist services for community learning disabilities and mental health inpatients within Bradford District Care NHS Trust. Experience of working within, learning disabilities and/or mental health, whilst beneficial, is not an essential requirement as your learning and development needs will be supportThe successful applicant will be focussed on working collaboratively with our dietetic team and the Physical Health and Wellbeing service to deliver support for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) who may have antipsychotic related weight gain.

This could include an inpatient and outpatient/community caseload with a wide range of clinical areas including nutrition support, weight management and gastrointestinal problems

Main duties of the job

The role involves developing and delivering training and education for staff and service users, collaborative working, project and audit work, policy development, coordinating care across services and leading on nutrition for the service.

We are a value based, proactive and innovative team looking for a dietitian who shares our values and our commitment to continual learning and development. Please contact us with any enquiries or to learn more about the post.

The post holder will be expected to participate fully in the training of 'B' and 'C' Placement student dietitians.

Bradford is a vibrant, diverse, multicultural city with a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities available locally. There are good road and rail networks to Leeds and the M62 corridor, and easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines.

You can find out more at & on Twitter @BTHFTdietitians

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics/Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics HCPC Registered Dietitian


  • Relevant post graduate qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills Course



  • Relevant post registration experience working as a qualified dietitian with adults with a range of conditions
  • Dietetic experience of weight management - one-to-one and group settings
  • Experience of audit and evaluation of work


  • Dietetic experience in learning disabilities or mental health
  • Teaching and training experience including developing training



  • Good written skills
  • Able to plan and prioritise workload independently
  • Competent with IT: internet, literature searches, dietary analysis programmes, word processing, PowerPoint & spread sheets



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Competent in Core Areas of Dietetic Practice.
  • Can identify own learning needs and proactively seeks opportunities to develop
  • Understands mental capacity and valid consent


  • Additional language skills relevant to the population of Bradford

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane



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