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Specialist Dietitian for Gastroenterology

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Dietitian, to become part of a friendly and supportive Dietetic department and a valued and integral member of the MDT providing support to gastroenterology patients.

The successful candidate will work with an established and experienced team who are friendly, supportive and committed to excellent outcomes for our patients. The successful candidate will work with an experienced gastro Dietitian covering inpatient and outpatient work. There is the opportunity to be involved in multidisciplinary research projects and the team are currently about to participate in the OCEAN trial.

The successful candidate would have a comprehensive clinical dietetic knowledge and be able to conduct independent clinics, facilitate patient education and support groups and provide dietetic advice and support.

Interested candidates are advised to look to the job description and person specification found alongside this advert for a full and detailed description of duties, roles and responsibilities associated with this post. For the right applicant we would consider a Band 5 to Band 6 development post and to be considered for this you will need to have completed post registration experience in the NHS.

Applicants must have had Dietetic experience in the NHS at under graduate or post graduate level - interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th June 2024 and will be in person/face-to-face.

Main duties of the job

This specialist post requires someone with vision and enthusiasm to continue shaping and developing the dietetic service to this patient group. You will support nutritional needs during inpatient episodes of care providing advice on range of gastro conditions including high output stoma, short bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal obstruction/perforation, decompensated liver disease and Inflammatory bowel disease. You will deliver specialist gastro dietetic clinics advising on a range of gastro conditions including functional bowel disorder, coeliac disease, pancreatitis, bile acid malabsorption and providing the FODMAP service. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary projects and the whole team, including very supportive consultants, are well motivated to achieve quality, evidence based care. The inpatient service is involved with care of clients with eating disorders who require nutritional support prior to transfer to tertiary centre for ongoing support.

Enthusiasm for service improvement and audit are vital and open approach to new ways of working to meet the needs of our population.

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to be an excellent communicator, have strong interpersonal, organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly under your own initiative, as well as part of a team. You will need to have a relevant degree/diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and be registered with the HCPC. You must be enthusiastic, proactive and conscientious. Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information on this

Person Specification



  • Relevant Degree
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Evidence of up to date best practice in gastroenterology specialism, self directed and reflective practice
  • Behavioural change training/motivational interviewing skills
  • Practice supervisory skills training and regular involvement in student training and assessment



  • Recent advanced post graduate experience to assess and treat within the area of gastroenterolgy and nutrition support in the NHS
  • Successful completion of the Parenteral and enteral Nutrition Group Clinical Update Course (PENG) or willing to complete in given timeframe
  • Successful completion of FODMAP training
  • Sound knowledge of clinical dietetics including anthropometric measurement, biochemical interpretation and devising complex nutritional care plans
  • Proven ability to work within a team


  • Previous experience working at a Band 6 level

Communication and Relationships


  • Awareness of relevant legislation, NSF's, local and national initiatives and their relevance to dietetic practice
  • Good clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to maintain legible and accurate records
  • Teaching/presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people with complex difficulties and in difficult situations
  • Self motivated with ability to work independently and influence others


  • Experience in contributing to service improvements e.g audit, patient information

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

acre street



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