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Renal Dietitian

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

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Band 6 Renal Dietitian

We have an exciting opportunity for a Renal Dietitian to come and work with the supportive renal dietetic service and the wider dietetic team.

You will be a key member of the Dorset County Hospital Renal Multidisciplinary team. The service covers Dorset County Hospital inpatients, the clinics and dialysis units managed by South Somerset and the Dorset Renal Service.

This is a permanent position 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday although part time or job share would be considered.

Main duties of the job

You will work with a fantastic and forward thinking team of Renal Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Administrators, Podiatrists and Healthcare Assistants. You will be based with them at Dorset County Hospital in the beautiful County town of Dorchester although will outreach to other local hospitals. You will also be part of the Trust's Dietetic department, benefitting from easy access to and peer support from Dietitians working across a range of specialities.
  • As an HCPC registered Dietitian, provide expert renal service to the MDT.
  • Engage with, advise and train other healthcare professionals involved in the care of renal patients.
  • Influencing on developing renal dietetic services through Quality Improvement projects.
  • Work as a member of the Dietetic Department, in the promotion of a high-quality patient-focused service and contributing to service development and cover.

About us

The Dietetics department is committed to staff wellbeing and development, offering a range of CPD opportunities.

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

education, qualifications and training


  • oDegree/Post graduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • oCurrent Registered Dietitian status with HCPC
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • o NHS Experience


  • oClinical Supervisory Skills Course
  • oCounselling skills/training course



  • oMinimum 18months - 2 years post registration experience
  • oExtensive experience working as part a multi-professional team
  • oWide-ranging clinical and dietetic experience, including some in acute nutritional support, renal, diabetes and gastroenterology
  • oExperience of Student Training
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance as it relates to dietetic practice


  • oAdvanced Reasoning

skills, ability and knowledge


  • oGood communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone and as part of the multidisciplinary team
  • oSound clinical knowledge relating to oral and enteral nutrition support
  • oBasic knowledge relating to parenteral nutrition support
  • oEvidence of excellent time management skills, flexibility, adaptability to prioritise work, use initiative to complete projects and meet deadlines
  • oEvidence of an ability to use initiative but recognise limits
  • oCar Driver
  • oEvidence of ability to act as a mentor to student dietitians and clinically support / line manage junior staff


  • oGood teaching and presentation skills
  • oEvidence of ability to use initiative but recognise limits

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital



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