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Dietitian - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen at Lincoln County Hospital for a dietitian that would provide excellent experience of general dietetics based in a large acute Trust. The post holder would work with both in and outpatients including support to medicine, surgery and complex care. We are very keen to support staff to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies and you would have the opportunity to work alongside other staff to develop skills in specialist areas e.g. paediatrics, diabetes. This post would suit a newly qualified HCPC registered Dietitian or someone seeking a wide range of experience. We are committed to professional development and support both informal and formal CPD.

We are a friendly and welcoming department of over 20 staff based on the Lincoln site, which includes secretarial and assistant support. The Trust-wide dietetic department is based on three sites and there is a programme of CPD sessions and post-qualification training opportunities. We support dietetic student placements from the University of Nottingham for A, B and C placements. On-site accommodation is usually available. Lincoln County Hospital is the largest of our hospital sites, situated next to the cathedral quarter in the north of the city.

Main duties of the job

To provide a clinical dietetic service as requested by the Lead Dietitian, providing advice on management, planning and development of dietetic treatment programmes to service users and health professionals. Assessing patients' nutritional status and requirements and giving dietary advice/recommendations including use of supplements and enteral feeding as required.

Provide a general dietetic outpatient clinic, assessing patients' dietary needs and giving appropriate written/verbal advice and arranging appropriate follow up. Provide cover for other clinics as requested.

To produce or review diet sheets and nutritional resources as required, in line with current guidelines and evidence based practice.

To participate in staff training and give lectures/talks to other groups as requested by the Lead Dietitian.
  • Patient education sessions
  • Teaching sessions for students and staff e.g. nursing and medical students
  • Ward-based training as required to qualified and unqualified staff

This may involve large groups of varying levels of knowledge or education.

After relevant post-registration experience and training, to participate in the training of student dietitians including supervision, assessments, tutorials and feedback to the student. Training is to be adapted to the needs of the student on an individual basis.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

We are a friendly and welcoming department, have a strong team ethos and support each other to deliver the best possible care for our patients. Many of our senior staff have come to us as band 5 dietitians and developed into specialist roles. We have a newly developed preceptorship scheme and will support you to develop your confidence, skills and competencies to progress and you will have access to both informal and formal training and development opportunities.

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What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • BSc/MSc Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (this may be nearing completion)
  • Eligible for HCPC registration


  • Degree classification 2.1 or above.
  • HCPC registered

Previous Experience


  • Experience of nutritional support in a clinical setting
  • Knowledge of the boundaries of own practice and able to appropriately access relevant sources of support


  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of working with a team
  • Experience of delivering group training sessions

Evidence of Particular: - Knowledge - Skills - Aptitudes


  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail


  • Ability to travel across county

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hopsital

Greetwell Road



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