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Specialist Dietitian (Gastroenterology / Nutrition Support)

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata per annum)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting new post is ideal for an experienced Dietitian with expertise in Gastroenterology, who will drive our Trust wide gastroenterology service. You will work closely with the Nutrition Team, the gastroenterology ward and the Trust's dietetic department as part of a dynamic and supportive team in a busy district general hospital. The post will focus on:
  • Acute inpatient Gastroenterology, Critical Care and Parenteral Nutrition responsibilities
  • Nutrition Team liaison to support decision making in complex nutrition support
  • gastroenterology outpatient clinic
  • direct line management responsibilities
  • Service develop and quality improvement projects

There will be an opportunity to further develop clinical and professional skills such as FODMAP training, and ongoing professional development, managerial and leadership skills.

We are a friendly team and offer great opportunities for learning and support through clinical supervision, peer learning and CPD opportunities including supporting B & C student placements. We are very supportive, valuing our staff, and actively promote staff wellbeing, inclusivity, and equality. Our team also benefits from fantastic secretarial support. Our unique, integrated acute and community Nutrition and Dietetic Department consists of over 40 members of staff based at 4 locations across the county. Come and join our dynamic, proactive team and we will help you grow in skills, knowledge and expertise as you develop your dietetic career.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner and act as a source of clinical expertise in the area of gastroenterology for inpatient and outpatient work.
  • Provide specialised assessment, treatment and support of patients in critical care and in intestinal failure requiring dietetic treatment with other members of the dietetic team
  • Provide supervisory support for the rotational Band 5 posts within the Trust
  • Work as part of the dietetic team to provide a high quality, evidence based dietetic service to inpatients and outpatients of Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
  • Provide support for administrative personnel, dietitians, dietetic assistants, and student dietitians across the Trust.

Participate and lead in the development of service and quality improvement initiatives including audit and research

About us

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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're committed 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.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

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.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and registration


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


  • Member of BDA
  • Member of specialist group of the BDA
  • post grad qualification relevant to post eg PENG course

skills and experience


  • Experience of Enteral nutrition
  • experience of complex nutritional assessment and care planning
  • Experience of EF discharge planning and coordination
  • Experience of student supervision, assessment and feedback
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Experience of parenteral nutrition
  • communication skills training course eg Sage and thyme or advanced comms skills

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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