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Clinical Expert Dietitian, Critical Care

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

This is an established post within the Critical Care MDT and allows the postholder to lead the dietetic service provision within Critical Care at Scunthorpe General Hospital with support available from the postholder in a similiar role at our other acute hospital site in Grimsby.

The post holder will have the opportunity to further develop and lead on the provision of an efficient and effective Nutrition & Dietetic service toCritical Care patients and will practice autonomously, utilising expert problem solving and clinical decision making skills whiledemonstrating professional accountability and responsibility.The postholder will carry a clinical caseload managing patients requiring complex nutrition support within a critical care setting including advising on the indication for and provision of parenteral nutrition in conjunction with the MDT, liaising with Pharmacy and Consultant colleagues.

There are opportunities to undertake research and clinical audit. The Trust has a well established training programme to support the use of quality improvement methodologies and implementation of evidence based practice. The service is provided on a 5 day Monday - Fridaybasis.

Candidates with less experience may be considered for a developmental B6-B7 role.

Main duties of the job

The ability to demonstrate sound knowledge & experience of Dietetics within an acute setting, including training/ competencies in Parenteral Nutrition is essential . You will also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to your ongoing professional education & development.

You must hold current HCPC registration % be a practicing dietitian with significant experience at Band 6 within an acute setting.

Develop & lead on the provision of an efficient & effective Nutrition & Dietetic service to agreed service area.
  • Attend MDT meetings in the community or on both main hospital sites as required
  • Practice autonomously, demonstrating expert problem solving & clinical decision-making skills while demonstrating professional accountability & responsibility
  • Be a role model for the wider team by promoting a positive research culture
  • Identify, promote & embed evidence & identify impact measures using findings to enhance future activity
  • Identify & support the achievement of learning needs of individuals/team in response to service need & personal development planning
  • Identify priorities for evidence-based audit & research projects are undertaken within the service to ensure continuous quality improvement in the service
  • Propose practice & policy changes which impact on the wider service & implement changes in own area
  • Act as a change agent
  • Provide leadership for quality improvement & service development to enhance people's wellbeing & experiences of healthcare

About us

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Humber Health Partnership Group which is one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification



  • Registered Dietitian with current HCPC registration
  • Post-registration masters level study
  • Driving license or ability to travel efficiently
  • Training/ competencies in Parenteral Nutrition


  • Change Management Masters Level module
  • Relevant specialist clinical courses
  • Evaluating Evidence Masters level module
  • Member of the BDA

Occupational Experience


  • Significant post registration clinical experience in defined area related to vacancy
  • Experience of supporting and developing staff e.g supervision, teaching, mentoring or action learning
  • Experience of accessing, assessing and implement current evidence base through variety of mechanisms.
  • Advanced communication skills in particular sharing complex clinical information at appropriate level for audience


  • Project management as part of service development initiatives
  • Quality Improvement Methodology e.g.(QSIR)

Personal Qualities


  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of core trust values and be able to articulate in practice
  • Enthusiastic regarding service development and delivering high quality care

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Scunthorpe General Hospital

Cliff Gardens


DN15 7BH

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