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Lead Clinical Specialist Dietitian & Team Lead

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting a Clinical Lead Dietitian to our chronic conditions team, to support our paediatric patients in our Complications from Excess Weight (CEW) service.

As one of the few centres providing this service across England you will have the opportunity to develop this role, through research, quality improvement and networking with other Dietitians in services across England.

This post will work as part of the CEW MDT which includes Dietitian, Nursing, Psychology, Social worker, family support worker, physiotherapy and Doctors. You will also be part of the wider Dietetic department which has ~40 Dietitians and 8 support staff. Our department covers adults & paeds across a variety of specialties and we utilise all skills across the department to support each other both clinically and professionally.

Whatever your role in our department, you have a voice when it comes to how we work. If you've got an idea on how we can improve things we're willing to support you to take the lead on getting things right. We pride ourselves on our efforts to welcome new team members. We have regular social events from the theatre to Dungeons & Dragons, axe throwing to picnics. We are serious when it comes to baking & have monthly in-work lunches where we enjoy foods & drinks from a different country each time.

If you believe you hold the qualities we're after, why not apply! You've nothing to lose & a great development opportunity, tasty food & good pals to gain.

Main duties of the job

When you first arrive with us you will have a 4 week induction period where you will have the opportunity to experience the team, department and hospital before starting to undertake your job plan.

On an ongoing basis your responsibilities will include:
  • Day to day patient care
  • Prioritisation and organisation of caseloads
  • Research development - this will be fundamental to this role
  • Audit, quality improvement and outcome measurement as service lead for paediatric obesity
  • National and regional meetings and networking
  • CPD activities
  • Mentoring and supervising junior Dietitians, Dietetic assistants and Practitioners, Apprentices and students
  • Involvement or leading projects to support improvement
  • Active involvement in team meetings and discussions

You will be encouraged and supported in your CPD, and as you progress in the role we'll want you to share your knowledge with the wider department, helping to inform and develop departmental policies where required.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as the lead specialist for the specified clinical area, managing own highly specialist caseload.
  • To be responsible forproviding training and education in the area of clinical speciality to other dietitians and healthcare professionals as appropriate.
  • To provide advanced nutritional and dietetic advice in specialist area to medical, health care professionals and other agencies.
  • To assess plan and implement complex treatment programmes and monitor patients in a variety of settings, offering therapeutic dietary advice and education, to address patients complex and changing needs.
  • To lead service development within own clinical area and contribute to the nutrition and dietetic service as a whole through participation in service development.
  • To provide day to day leadership and management of the dietitians, dietetic assistant practitioners and dietetic assistants within the specialist clinical team.
  • To be responsible for collating and analysing activity data for the specialist clinical team, using this information to produce reports used in business planning.
  • To interpret Trust and national guidelines, relevant to area of work, affecting the organisation of the team to ensure safe and effective practice for staff and patients.
  • To assist the Dietetic Services Manager in the investigation of clinical incidents or complaints related to team activity.
  • To contribute to business planning, including setting and implementing objectives for the service in line with CCG initiatives, taking into consideration wider issues and directives such as the NICE Guidance, National Service Frameworks.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current HCPC registration in Dietetics



  • Extensive experience in Clinical Dietetics, a significant period of which should be in the specialist area


  • Evidence of CPD e.g. advanced diploma in dietetic practice or equivalent short courses



  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to provide leadership especially within the clinical speciality

Attitude, aptitude


  • Ability to work flexibly and in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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