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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Regent Point
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate Band 5 Dietitian, in our Community Dietetic Team, part of the Newcastle Nutrition Dietetic Service, at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust. This is a newly created position, which will enable the successful candidate to experience and develop skills in several core specialties. The post holder will have the opportunity to carry a caseload, oversee clinics, group education and home visits in the following areas:
  • Specialist Diabetes (multidisciplinary team based at Newcastle Diabetes Centre, Centre for Ageing and Vitality)
  • Oral Nutrition Support & Home Enteral feeding dietetic- led teams (based at Regent Point, Gosforth)
  • Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Multidisciplinary team & Cardiac Rehab (based at Regent Point, Gosforth)

The role will be focused on adult dietetics, there are opportunities to experience paediatrics, within home enteral feeding if interested. it is essential you enjoy and wish to participate in effective multidisciplinary teamwork. Within the role, you will also be required to facilitate group education so an interest in developing experience and skills in this area is required. We are also looking for applications that can demonstrate excellent communication skills, as there is a strong requirement to utilise motivational interviewing, counselling skills in the specialities covered.

Main duties of the job

You will work within supportive specialist teams to assess, plan and implement care in the above clinical areas. You will be supported to develop your skills through training, preceptorship and regular 1:1 support.

The department oversees A, B and C dietetic student training in collaboration with Newcastle and Leeds Universities. The service strives to provide first-class patient care and is constantly evolving to meet patient needs. To help us achieve our aims, roles are supported by a job plan and the team is committed to supporting staff/ service development Research, quality improvement projects, audit and CPD opportunities are all encouraged.

You will be required to work at locations across Newcastle A car driver is essential for this post. There is a requirement to carry teaching resources and set up community rooms for education sessions including arranging bariatric chairs and setting up scales. Newcastle Hospitals utilises electronic patient records and the successful candidate will receive mobile kit (laptop and phone).

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Interview Date: 15 May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

The post holder will be required to:
  • Adaptable and organised, to provide dietetic services to patients, across a number of community specialities.
  • Maintain high standards of record keeping and professionalism in line with HCPC standards.
  • Adaptable to seeing patients both 1:1 and in groups, utilising face:face, tel and virtual platform modes of communication.
  • Deliver education and training to staff and students as required.
  • Participate in team and multi-disciplinary audit, research and service improvement work.
  • Attend and participate in MDT meetings and dietetic meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework and trust values. You will work in a manner which motivates colleagues, champions service user safety, dignity and drives continuous self and service improvement.

You should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and will:
  • Have a broad knowledge of general dietetics and evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Be able to communicate well to both patients, students, and other health professionals.
  • Experience of motivational interviewing and interest to develop more advanced communication skills to aid behaviour change.
  • Have basic keyboard skills.
  • Be flexible, able to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Have a driving licence and access to a car.

Deliver a comprehensive and effective clinical nutrition and dietetic service to patients at hospital sites or in the community. Provide dietetic assessment, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management in the clinical setting. Act as a source of expertise in nutrition support and dietetics to patients, consultant medical staff, other health care professionals, carers and relatives. Deliver education and training to other healthcare staff and to patient groups. Participate in team, multi-disciplinary audit and research.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Degree in Dietetics or Science/Nutrition Degree plus Post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics.
  • Full driving licence if required for the post
  • Health Professions Council Registered Dietitian.


  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Knowledge & Experience


  • Broad general knowledge of basic clinical dietetics with insight into specialist areas
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of developing knowledge in order to provide cover for specialist dietitians without supervision


  • Clinical Supervisory skills training

Skills & Abilities


  • Keyboard skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Regent Point

317 Regent Point


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