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Band 5 - Rotational Dietitian, Nutrition and Dietetics

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year inc. HCA
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Rotational Band 5 Dietitian within our team of 17 Dietitians at Watford General Hospital. West Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a busy acute district general hospital with most of the main caseload now centralized at the Watford Hospital site.

This would be an excellent role for a newly qualified Dietitian wishing to increase their knowledge, skills and experience in a stimulating and supportive environment. You will cover a variety of clinical areas including Care of the Elderly, Diabetes, Surgery, General Medicine, Resipratory, Stroke and Gastroenterology. The candidate needs to have HCPC registration by 31st July 2024.

Main duties of the job

Each rotation is supported by a robust senior tier with a wealth of experience to help guide and support in both your individual learning needs but to also strive to ensure that the best standards of care are provided. A well-established supervision, probationary, and appraisal process is in place to help facilitate this. We also offer In-Service training opportunities. There are also opportunities for course funding both externally and through the department's links with the University of Hertfordshire.

The department is involved in training student dietitians from the University of Hertfordshire and other healthcare professionals.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including family friendly policies, occupational health services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discount.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Watford Hospital is within easy walking distance of the Metropolitan line (underground) and London Midland overland Train at Watford Junction Station, which is a 20-minute journey away from London Euston.Car drivers also have easy access via the M1, M25, M40, A1 and A41.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications:


  • Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics Health & Care Professions Council (UK) Registered Dietitian


  • Member of BDA



  • Knowledge of appropriate dietetic treatment of patients with medical & surgical conditions and the needs of the elderly
  • Appreciation of CPD


  • Appreciation of audit



  • Experience during training with inpatients and outpatients
  • record keeping and documentation


  • Appreciation of catering systems
  • Data collection

Skills and ability:


  • Able to learn and develop new skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team worker
  • Good time management
  • Good organisational skills


  • Presentation skills
  • Teaching/training
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities:


  • Enthusiastic
  • Confident
  • Self motivation and able to motivate others
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptable


  • Ability to promote profession

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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