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Specialist Dietitian - Home Enteral Feeding - Maternity Cover

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Part Time

Job Details

Are you a HCPC Dietitian experienced in nutrition support & would like to support people tube feeding in their own homes? We are keen to promote this secondment opportunity until Dec 2024.

The benefits are abundant, quote from our current post holder who works 3 days in HMS & 2 days in the acute hospital:

Although I had Gastro experience, I have gained in depth learning around types of tube and the practicalities of their care, which has been invaluable. I've gained a better understanding of the role of the HEF dietitian, and the challenges experienced by patients facing the reality of tube feeding at home, understanding how hospital & community teams face different pressures and how we can work together to improve the journey for patients.

I have a huge amount to take back to my team through CPD sessions, including the best course of action to take for different tubes that present to A& E supporting the wider acute team.

I've had a positive response to my split role from other HCPs as I have been a key person to link between acute hospital and community. I have developed closer working relationships with the wider HCP team, notably community nurses which will last far beyond my secondment.

Main duties of the job

We support a large caseload currently 730 patients across the full age spectrum. Whilst the admin team are based at Central Health Clinic in Bristol, we cover an area of 500 square miles, from Weston-Super-Mare to Bath and Thornbury, so you must be a driver and have access to a vehicle for work purposes daily. Our super IT infrastructure means we support remote working, so you will not have to travel into the office daily.You will benefit from excellent wellbeing resources, supervision, and flexible working.

Please ensure you explore the benefits with your manager before applying.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the JD document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven Dietetic experience in enteral nutrition support
  • Proven Dietetic experience in chronic disease management
  • Working as part of a multi-professional team
  • Student Training
  • Teaching experience


  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of Home Enteral Nutrition
  • Experience of paediatrics
  • Audit experience
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff
  • Experience of writing protocols and guidelines

Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC registration
  • Experience of continuing professional development
  • Degree/PostGrad qualification in Nutrition or Dietetics
  • Clinical supervisory skills course (basic)
  • PEN Group clinical update course


  • BDA paediatric modules 1 and 2
  • BDA membership

Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication skills at all levels - oral, written, interpersonal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Time management
  • Teaching/presentation skills in a variety of settings & to professional groups/grades
  • Computer skills and use of dietary analysis programmes
  • Advanced clinical reasoning
  • Behaviour and motivational interviewing skills
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships across different professions
  • Insight & sensitivity
  • Team player and able to maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to process highly complex information or situations
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviours of patients, carers & students
  • Access to transport in order to deliver community working


  • Active/committee member of BDA Specialist Interest group

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Central Health Clinic

Tower Hill



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