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Band 6 Specialist Renal Dietitian

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Dietitian who will work as part of a team with four other Specialist Renal Dietitians at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals as part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The Renal Dietetic Team is part of a large, friendly dietetic department which provides a great support network.

This post will offer the opportunity to develop key knowledge and skills in Renal Dietetics through the delivery of specialist dietetic care to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the acute and community setting. This includes the provision of nutrition support and therapeutic dietary advice in acute kidney injury (AKI), pre dialysis, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and conservative management. This role provides a great challenge as our patients have complex needs with renal failure often occurring alongside other clinical conditions including gastroenterology, oncology, diabetes and weight management.

We are proud of the collaborative working relationships we have developed with the wider renal MDT and you will have the opportunity to work closely with and be supported by our medical, nursing and therapy colleagues in order to deliver high quality patient care.

At University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust we embrace digital working with the use of electronic patient records. This enables us to work more efficiently, improves security and enables effective data analysis.

Main duties of the job

Experience in renal dietetics is desirable, however not essential as training and support will be provided. Experience in a variety of clinical areas such as gastroenterology, oncology, diabetes and weight management is essential in order to be able to support our patients with multiple comorbidities as well as their CKD.

We are looking for a Dietitian with excellent communication skills and a commitment to team working as you will be required to attend regular MDT meetings where you will discuss patient care including the management of CKD mineral bone disease.

Post registration experience in an acute NHS hospital setting is required alongside the ability to work flexibly with effective time management and organisational skills as you will be working in a fast paced and busy environment.

An integral part of this post will involve participation in student training and the supervision of Band 5 Dietitians. The role will provide the opportunity to lead on audits and quality improvement projects to improve patient care as well as learning and development opportunities to help advance your management and leadership skills.

If you would like to discuss this post please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Dight, Renal Dietetic Team Leader or Sarah Thatapudi, Therapy Lead on Tel: 0121 424 0675.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • *Registered with HPC
  • *Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate
  • *Training relevant to clinical speciality
  • *Evidence of leadership training


  • *Fieldwork Educator's certificate or attendance at Clinical Educators Course



  • *Demonstrates clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality. This would usually be approximately 12 months and will include experience in discharge planning.
  • *A specialist knowledge across a range of DT treatments, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of dietetics
  • *An ability to cope with a range of complex options, finds solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • *Experience working as part of multidisciplinary team and dietetic team
  • *Awareness of local needs, ethnic minorities and low income groups
  • *Understanding of audit and clinical effectiveness and its importance in the provision of a quality service


  • *Experience of supporting students and more junior therapy staff

Additional Criteria


  • *Flexible in working across sites
  • *An ability to frequently concentrate on patient assessments and treatments
  • *An ability to cope with occasional exposure to distressing/emotional situations
  • *Demonstrate an interest in developing expertise within the relevant team
  • *Able to contribute to weekend service
  • *Ability to work varied shift patterns commensurate to service area
  • *Reliable
  • *Punctual


  • *Desirable Able to drive with maximum 3 points on driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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