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Specialist Dietitian

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Be part of our passionate dietetic team at MFT where we have vision & motivation to empower people to achieve their goals, feel better & live longer. Here you'll enrich your career in one of the largest NHS Trusts in England. You'll be a highly valued member of our amazingly diverse seventy strong dietetic team, who make a real difference across 4 hospital sites. Based at Wythenshawe Teaching Hospital, you'll be close to vibrant Manchester, enjoying its culture and excellent transport links whilst working in the relatively calm surroundings of a suburban hospital. As we work together to improve the services provided to our local community & those accessing our regional specialist services, you & your patients will benefit from the biggest electronic record system & innovative online patient portal.

We develop our workforce, here you can really grow with the knowledge & guidance shared by our multi-sited dietetic working groups. Why not contribute by writing an article for our health & wellbeing newsletter, presenting at a CPD event, or supporting the preregistration training programme. Want more opportunities, consider the career paths of your colleagues who have accessed research training, undertaken a non-medical prescribing course, advanced their clinical competencies, developed their leadership skills, & expanded their educator abilities.

Beginning your band 6 competencies or wanting to advance them, we can support your aspirations.

Main duties of the job

Once appointed, you'll work within the national centre for heart & lung transplant, ventricular assist devices & extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. As a transplant dietitian you'll build a strong rapport with patients. Supporting them throughout their journey, starting with pre-transplant optimisation. Then, you'll provide after-surgery nutritional support on critical care & on our dedicated transplant ward. You'll play a key part in rehab, giving dietary education & helping to treat conditions which arise post-transplant, such as dyslipidaemia, diabetes, kidney disease, & excess weight gain.

Have a recognised dietetics degree or equivalent & registered with the HCPC you'll assess the nutritional condition of patients, make dietetic diagnoses, give therapeutic treatment options, & provide evidenced-based tailored advice. As the consistent practitioner, you'll review outcomes to facilitate a patient's goals.

Your advanced communication skills will produce records achieving national & local standard.An empathetic clinician, you'll show compassion in difficult situations.

A valued member of multi-disciplinary services, you'll work with highly skilled specialist nurses, doctors, speech & language therapists, & psychiatrists.

You'll access regular coaching, supervision & yearly appraisal. What's more, after 12 months in your band 6 role you may opt to join our band 6 speciality exchange programme, with the possibility to expand your knowledge & skills in other fields.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Dietitian


  • Higher degree or advanced diploma in Dietetics
  • Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Group Clinical Update Course or equivalent Advanced Dietetic approved course
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)



  • Relevant post registration clinical experience
  • Experience of regular teaching and delivery of presentations - locally
  • Produce and present clear / concise and timely written information.
  • Clinical supervisory student training course & regular involvement in student training and assessment
  • Portfolio of audit / research experience


  • Member of BDA Specialist Interest Group
  • Published audit / research



  • Sound knowledge of clinical dietetics including anthropometric measurement, biochemical interpretation & devising highly complex nutritional treatment plans
  • Detailed knowledge of clinical governance
  • Participation in continuing professional development to ensure evidence based practice

Clinical Skills


  • Advanced communication motivation, questioning & listening skills (completion of advanced counselling skills course)
  • Can work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to reflect & critically appraise own work & that of others
  • Able to prioritise work load & projects
  • Work autonomously
  • Produce and present clear / concise and timely written information.
  • Good computer skills
  • Demonstrate Leadership Qualities


  • Ability to work with a range of age groups
  • European Computer Driving License
  • Appraisal Training / experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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