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Renal Specialist Dietitian, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
1.0 WTE Band 6 Renal Specialist Dietitian (Permanent, part time also considered)

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are delighted to be recruiting for a dietitian to join our experienced and supportive team of renal dietitians. We welcome any self-motivated enthusiastic dietitian who is looking to advance their career within a specialist field or a Band 6 dietitian looking to try another speciality, working with patients who have renal conditions.

The role would involve providing inpatient cover to the renal wards at GHNHSFT and outpatient work which includes seeing patient in clinics, haemodialysis centres and patients on peritoneal dialysis. We are an integral and valued part of the renal MDT, working with specialist nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and consultants. The majority of work is based in Gloucester but may involve travel to Cheltenham or community-based clinics. There is up to 1.0 wte available but we would consider part-time flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide complex dietetic care to renal patients in a variety of settings. You will require excellent interpersonal skills including observation and active listening skills alongside excellent verbal communication skills. You will work closely with the renal MDT, needing to work as part of a team and liaise with professionals at all levels. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and flexible to prioritise your own workload and be assertive in your time management.

The role provides opportunities to develop dietetic skills in a specialist area, working with a very experienced and dynamic team of renal dietitians. We encourage and support audit, research and contribution to service development within the dietetic department and the renal service. You would also be involved in supervising staff and students. Some travel may be required.

About us

We are a large friendly department based on 2 sites Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) & Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH).The team is also made up of the Home Enteral Feeding Team (HEFT).

Within the department at GRH we have a team of Acute Dietitians, Paediatric Dietitians and a Home Enteral Feed Team. At CGH we have a team of Oncology Dietitians as well as the Acute team. We also have a Nutrition Support Team, a Specialist Gastroenterology Team and Specialist Diabetes Dietitians working on both hospital sites. Our teams include dietitians, dietetic support workers, dietetic assistants and nurses.

We are committed to continual professional development and support audit and quality improvement projects.

Gloucestershire is a great area of the country to live in, with many areas of outstanding natural beauty, as well as excellent travel networks to the rest of the country.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be directly responsible to the GRH Dietetic Service Lead, working alongside the renal team leads and the rest of the renal dietetic team.

You will be working to plan, implement and monitor high quality nutritional care to patients with complex renal needs in the inpatient and outpatient settings, including dialysis units.

You will be actively involved in the supervision, education and development of designated Band 5 staff and also contribute to the training of A, B & C students each year. Please see the job description and person specification for more details.

For further details please contact Liz Granger Renal Team Lead or June Beharry Lead Dietitian GRH 422 5506

Person Specification

Qualifications experience


  • 1 year experience
  • NHS experience
  • HCPC registered
  • Degree in Dietetics


  • Attendance on relevant accredited courses
  • Demonstrate contribution to developing strategy and outcomes that have resulted in improvements
  • Training and /or demonstrated experience in Leadership and Development
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in renal dietetics
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in decision making all types of enteral/ parenteral feeding
  • Demonstrate experience of involvement in service development
  • Demonstrate contribution to treatment pathways and outcomes that have resulted in improvements
  • Develop and deliver training materials to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible
  • Experience of effective working relationship within a team/ teams
  • Prioritise workloads
  • Implement evidence-based practice.
  • Be responsible for clinical supervision of junior staff and students
  • Experience in implementing clinical governance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening, caring and empathy skills and can relate well to staff and patients.
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills including active listening skills.
  • Ability to assess individuals with complex medical problems and to plan their dietetic care
  • Ability to make decision regarding change of practice based on clinical evidence and to disseminate same to other health professionals
  • Able to implement research evidence based practice and apply to practice for continuous service improvement
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • To demonstrate Trust required behaviours in working towards Individual, Department, Divisional and Trust Objectives/Goals.
  • The ability to manage change and conflict to ensure resolutions with positive outcomes.
  • Evidence of Continued CPD, including evidence of reflective practice, service evaluation and utilisation of best practice.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills: email, data input, internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to work outside normal working hours, including occasional evenings if the service requires.
  • Able to travel to other hospital sites and community locations.
  • Can cope with working across sites in a busy and changing environment with ability to remain calm & in control during busy phases
  • Willing to lead change.
  • Desire to deliver a high-quality service.
  • The ability to inspire, influence, persuade and negotiate.
  • Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals
  • Professional attitude to routine/non-routine tasks.
  • To maintain professional appearance and behaviours in the workplace
  • Experience of handling difficult & sensitive situations well

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road



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