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Specialist Dieititan

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a HCPC registered dietitian to join our friendly and supportive dietetic team at Newcastle Hospitals as a permanent specialist band 6 gastro/allergy dietitian. There is also the chance to gain experience with acute admissions for eating disorders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your dietetic experience within a specialist area working within the already established multidisciplinary team. This includes both inpatient and outpatient work with the chance to be involved with service development within each of the respective specialisms.

The dietetic department is part of Newcastle Nutrition, an enthusiastic and committed dietetic organisation, and benefits from excellent support from specialist colleagues within many disciplines. You should have already gained post-registration dietetic experience across a range of areas in an acute hospital setting. Experience of working with gastro / allergy patients is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

Full time or part time hours are available.
  • Interview Date: 8 May 2024
  • 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.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver a high quality dietetic service
  • Take part in student training and supervision
  • Contribute to research and audit
  • Work effectively as part of the MDT
  • Previous gastro experience would be desirable but not essential

You should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and will:
  • Have post-registration experience in general dietetics
  • Have experience of working within the specialist areas or be able to demonstrate a good baseline knowledge of the nutritional needs
  • Be able to demonstrate ongoing CPD and have evidence of developing practice.
  • Be able to support colleagues and take responsibility for the clinical supervision of junior staff and students.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to maintain good relationships with colleagues and the wider the MDT

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

  • Delivers a comprehensive and effective clinical nutrition and dietetic service in acute hospital services in the specialist area/s or in the community. See appendix for in depth job details
  • Provides specialist dietetic assessment, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management in the clinical setting and in one or more sub-specialty areas. This may include supplementary prescribing
  • Acts as a source of expertise in nutrition support/education and dietetics to patients, medical staff, health care professionals, relatives, carers and all relevant agencies.
  • Provides expertise to Nutrition Teams and works in other multidisciplinary teams.
  • Delivers education and training at all levels.
  • Participates in team and multi-disciplinary evaluation, audit and research.

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.

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • HPC UK registered dietitian.
  • Degree in Dietetics or Science/Nutrition Degree plus Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • Evidence of specialist training or validated qualification in one or more speciality areas.


  • Basic counselling skills or training in cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Teaching certificate.
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or similar
  • Clinical supervisory skills training.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Post registration clinical practice in general clinical dietetics.
  • Range of general dietetics.
  • Evidence of knowledge in specialty areas.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Understands Health Professions Council Code of Conduct.

Skills & Abilities


  • Driving licence if relevant to the role
  • Basic keyboard skills - Word, E-mail, PowerPoint, Excel, dietary analysis.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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