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Band 7 Dietitian - Critical Care

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated band 7 dietitian to join our department of friendly dietitians and assistant on a one year fixed term contract. We are one of the busiest acute trusts in London, based across Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes. Our department includes dietitians with specialist skills in the areas of oncology, nutrition support, surgery, gastroenterology, stroke, neurosciences and paediatrics.

Working within a team of dedicated critical care dietitians, alongside other members of the wider MDT, you will be responsible for providing highly specialist nutritional assessment and care planning for critically ill patients and will contribute to the ongoing development of the dietetic service to our critical care units. The successful applicant will be expected to work across both hospital sites.

We are committed to professional and personal development, you will benefit from opportunities to lead on or be actively involved in audit and research related to critical care, and to develop and enhance the dietetic service whilst being supported in your own career development.

You need to have a recognised degree/diploma in Dietetics, be registered with the HCPC. Experience of critical care nutrition, complex nutritional support and gastro-intestinal surgery is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be a good team worker with the ability to use their own initiative.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a specialist, effective, flexible clinical dietetic service to the critical care units at BHRUT. The post holder will be expected to work across both hospital sites alongside critical care dietitians employed by the anaesthetic division
  • To provide expert guidance and advice to other members of the critical care Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). The post holder will undertake research and audit on a regular basis to ensure that practise is evidence based
  • To contribute to service development within own clinical area and contribute to the day to day running and development of the dietetic service through the promotion, adaptation and development of policies, procedures and guidelines using evidence-based practise and current research
  • Provide leadership for the dietetic team, in conjunction with the Clinical Lead, in planning, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating the dietetic service provided to patients within your specialist area on a day-to-day basis
  • To deputise in the absence of senior colleagues as required

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Degree (or equivalent) in Dietetics & registered with HCPC


  • Willingness to continue post graduate training and development to MSc level



  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills


  • Evidence of developing service provision



  • To have at least 1 years acute clinical experience in critical care at band 6 level and a minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience


  • NHS experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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