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Specialist Community Dietitian

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a new community adult dietitian to join our dietetic team at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, part of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton(UHDB). This post is part time and can offer flexible working to suit the successful candidate.

We are looking for a dietitian ready to step up to a specialist role, offering more advanced care and working autonomously in delivering expert dietetic advice. You will be part of a talented, patient driven team to enhance service provision for patients in the community, move the service onwards in line with the digital objectives of the Trust and instigate along with the wider team, new and exciting ways of delivering community dietetic care.

The position will have a significant focus on rehabilitation and will encompass the provision of dietetic services to the in-patient neuro and stroke rehab wards at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Although based within our community team, you will have links with the dietitians in the acute hospitals at Royal Derby Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton. You will be part of departmental meetings and contribute to the engagement of all of the dietetic teams working across the five sites.

We in return offer ample develop opportunities including leadership training and will prioritise regular 1:1's for support. We are a socially inclusive department, committed to empowering the staff, with emphasis on wellbeing and positive team culture.

Closing date of applications: 20 May 2024

Interview date: 3 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Member of British Dietetic Association



  • Demonstrable knowledge of working with a range of medical conditions requiring dietetic input



  • Experience as a band 5 dietitian covering a wide range of clinical conditions
  • Experience in delivering student training.


  • Experience of working with vulnerable patients in their own homes
  • Experience of enteral tube feeding.



  • Variety of IT packages


  • Car driver with access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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