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Specialist Dietitian (Spinal injuries and MFOP))

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Part Time

Job Details

A 9-12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover) has arisen for a specialist Dietitian in spinal cord injury (31 hours per week) at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust based at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

You will join our thriving, 40 strong Nutrition and Dietetic department based in Buckinghamshire. We work from bases in Amersham, Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe.

This specialist spinal injuries post is ideal for existing Band 5 Dietitians wishing to move to the next stage of their career Band 6 Dietitians wishing to specialise in the field of spinal cord injury within our World renowned National SpinalInjuries Centre. Applicants with less practice in this field who are highly motivated will also be considered. Teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

This post offers a fantastic opportunity to gain a variety of skillsacrossthe spinalservice: spinal injury, acute and rehab wards, complex nutrition support as well as clinical audit, with supervision and mentoringfrom the Lead Dietitian in Spinal Injuries.

We actively encourage CPD, clinical supervision and participation in specialist teams to develop our service. The department has excellent secretarial and IT support, and we also take dietetic students for B and C placements.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the dietetic team to provide Nutrition and Dietetic services to inpatients within the National Spinal Injuries Centre [NSIC].
  • To provide support for Dietitians, Dietetic Assistants and Student Dietitians across the Nutrition and dietetics Service.
  • To provide specialised assessment, treatment and support of patients requiring dietetic treatment.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Degree or post-grad equivalent in Dietetics
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Member of BDA
  • member of relevant specialist group of the BDA
  • evidence of post grad study or equivalent, in relevant area



  • experience of complex nutritional assessment and care planning
  • Experience of student supervision, assessment and feedback
  • Experience of Enteral nutrition
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of EF discharge planning and coordination
  • Experience in monitoring and developing EN regimens
  • Experience in assessment for enteral feeding, products, equipment and regimens
  • Accurate anthropometric skills
  • Student training experience


  • Experience of neurological conditions and/or spinal cord injury
  • Experience of using a variety of anthropometric measurement techniques

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Working knowledge of commonly used feeding systems
  • Awareness of regulatory bodies (HCPC) and professional bodies (BDA) code of practice and professional guidelines
  • to engage in CPD and dept appraisal system
  • Competent user of IT equipment and basic software (email, RIO)
  • To be able to communicate clearly and concisely to both staff and patients
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own caseload and time


  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance and evidence based practice.
  • Ability to plan and deliver training sessions to health care professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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