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Specialist Acute Dietitian in Critical Care and Gastro

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil, Somerset
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you an experienced Dietitian looking to work within a friendly, supportive team in Yeovil?

Would you enjoy working in an acute hospital but with strong links to dietetic teams across Somerset?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Dietitian to support the development of the dietetic service provision for ICU and gastroenterology wards.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the service to these clinical areas is equitable and progressive and for the support and supervision of the team members working with them.

What are we looking for?

Ideally, you'll have varied post-graduate experience, covering a range of specialties (this would be normally be equivalent to 2 or more years' experience). This may include specific experience in working with patients in critical care / high dependency, gastro and surgical specialties. Advanced communication skills and strong MDT working experience are essential. Training and support will be available.

You need to be registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council and ideally have current NHS experience.

What can we offer you?
  • Strong opportunity to develop your supervision / leadership skills within the department with full support
  • Strong team working culture, both in Dietetics and within MDT's
  • Chance to undertake leadership / speciality training

We are a very hardworking and helpful team and would love to welcome you to join us!

Main duties of the job

Working with and supporting the Band 5 Dietitian and Band 3 Dietetic Assistants, you will provide a dietetic service to the across a number of acute medical, gastroenterology and surgical wards.

There may also be a requirement to cover specialist outpatient clinics. The job will also incorporate supporting and training our apprentices within Yeovil District Hospital alongside external students and apprentices from wider areas.

About us

Yeovil District Hospital is now part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

You'll work very closely with a Band 5 Dietitian and Dietetic Assistant, and will become a part of a welcoming integrated team of Dietitians, Dietetic Apprentices, Dietetic Support Workers, Nutrition Nurses and Administrative staff at Yeovil District Hospital as well as Musgrove Park Hospital and the Community team.

We take Student Dietitians from Plymouth University for A, B and C placements, and support apprenticeship placements. We actively encourage training and CPD. As a service we provide Bank Holiday cover and work flexibly to provide clinical cover to specialist areas.

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further information about the role and the personal requirements and specification

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • HCPC registered dietitian



  • Varied Post registration experience


  • NHS acute hospital experience
  • Critical care experience



  • Evidence of advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Evidence of emerging leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeovil District Hospital

Higher Kingston

Yeovil, Somerset

BA21 4AT

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