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Dietitian - Surgery & Critical Care

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for a new challenge or career step?

An opportunity has arisen to join the team of over 30 Dietitians in the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a Band 6 Dietitian specialising in Surgery and Critical Care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive person to support our Surgical and Critical Care Dietetic services.

We are looking to recruit a Dietitian with experience in these areas, or a Band 5/6 who is keen to gain experience in these specialities.

This post sits within a supportive Dietetic department comprising of other Dietitians and Dietetic Support Workers. You will be part of the Surgery and Critical Care Dietetics service across the York and Scarborough Hospital sites. Clinical leadership is provided by a Band 7 Advanced Clinical Specialist Dietitian and Professional Lead. Operational support is provided by the Team Manager and the Senior AHP Operational Manager.

The post holder will be a key member of the Surgical, Critical Care and Nutrition multi-disciplinary teams at York. There will be opportunities to lead on dietetic service development in the clinical areas of bariatric surgery, critical care, acute pancreatitis, intestinal failure and post-surgical patients.

Please see the attached additional information document for further information .

Main duties of the job

You will be primarily based at York Hospital, but will be required to travel to Scarborough Hospital too.

The surgery/critical care dietitians deliver a comprehensive service to patients in a wide area of clinical areas and across different clinical pathways, including
  • patients on a bariatric surgical pathway
  • post-surgery
  • critical care
  • acute pancreatitis
  • intestinal failure
  • patients on a head and neck cancer pathway
  • patients on an upper-gastrointestinal cancer pathway

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skills and experience in oral, enteral and parenteral nutritional support. Training will be provided as required to support assessment and treatment of patients on particular surgical / critical care pathways.

The department places a strong emphasis on supervision, training and education, including:
  • peer support and regular clinical and managerial supervision
  • well established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students from Leeds Beckett and Hull Universities, including utilising the peer-assisted learning model
  • delivery of a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care
  • opportunities to participate in audit, research and quality improvement projects
  • development of leadership skills within all roles

The ability to transport yourself across the locality during the course of a working day is required.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Personal Qualities


  • Always demonstrates professional demeanour
  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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