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University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Calling Band 5 Dietitians!

We have an exciting opportunity for a dietitian to join our team at Worthing Hospital just minutes from the sea and vibrant town centre. We also have excellent train links to London and Brighton.

We will accept applications from those about to qualify soon as well as dietitians looking to develop their clinical skills.

We can offer you a fantastic band 5 rotation competency programme that enables specialist supervision and the development of clinical knowledge in specialist areas including stroke, surgery, gastroenterology and nutrition support Your core wards will include a combination of acute, older people, respiratory and cardiac medicine. You would also have a weekly outpatient clinic.

On the Worthing site we also provide specialist services to oncology, head & neck cancer, home enteral feeding, paediatrics (both in & outpatients) and diabetes. Our team shares a large open plan office and offers great exposure to a wide range of specialisms.

We work closely together and get fully involved in a range of department projects across our wider dietetic department which has over 110 dietitians at University Hospitals Sussex.

This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in staff training, patient group education sessions, health promotion activities, audit and research.

You will also be part of training the next generation of dietitians who undertake A, B and C clinical placements with us.

Main duties of the job

Your own personal development will be supported through regular supervision competency based learning opportunities and access to external training as appropriate.

This post is based at Worthing Hospital and will join our department of 30 dietitians providing services to Worthing Hospital (approx. 540 beds), outpatients and the surrounding community, including home enteral feeding services (area covered includes Littlehampton, Worthing and Shoreham by Sea). The department is well respected and has clinical speciality areas in acute medicine, critical care, diabetes, elderly care, gastroenterology, home enteral tube feeding, oncology, paediatrics, stroke/neurology and surgery.

Worthing is located on the South coast with the sea and South Downs within easy reach. It is a vibrant and lively place to live and work with excellent transport links to Brighton, London and the rest of the South coast.

We will consider candidates for this post who are awaiting their HCPC registration

Informal visits and questions are very welcome.

About us

Join us at UHSussex , every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of the Dietitians Department in providing a quality dietetic service to in-patients and out-patients. The post-holder will manage their own caseload of adult patients in the following services areas:
  • Adult inpatient work mixture of wards, participate in band 5 rotation.
  • Weekly out-patient clinics
  • Occasional group education sessions to patients or other staffing groups.

As part of the dietetic services, the post-holder will also:
  • Participate in supervision of student dietitians on clinical placement level will depend on experience and training.
  • Cover/support the clinical workload of other dietitians, e.g. during annual leave especially of other band 5 dietitians.
  • Undertake normal activities of department MDT working, projects, meetings, service developments, audits & research, CPD, developing resources, training other health professionals, etc.

This workload may be subject to change depending on internal department service review, e.g. maternity or sick leave cover.

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification for more details

Person Specification



  • Degree Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • HCPC registered Dietitian

Knowledge, training and experience


  • Clinical experience in general dietetics and ability to manage a patient caseload: -Inpatient work -
  • Out-patient clinics, Group education

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • excellent communication skills - articulate in all forms - written, verbal
  • experience of presenting and teaching/leading groups

Personal Qualities


  • demonstrates behaviours and attitudes to support Trust's Vision of 'we care'
  • attention to detail
  • Other relevant experience eg previous roles, volunteering

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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