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Dietitian - Band 5

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Dietitian to join our department provide a service to a variety of inpatient and outpatient areas including respiratory, diabetes, surgical and care of the elderly, paediatrics and oncology depending on the band 5 rotation. You should be a good team worker and be able to use your initiative. If you enjoy working as part of a team and are keen to change and innovate practice this is the job for you. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop clinical and professional skills within a dynamic and supportive team. This post is suitable for newly qualified Dietitians or Band 5 Dietitians looking for further experience.

The post holder will work closely with our Senior Dietitians who will help train and support you along with providing opportunities of experiencing other areas of dietetics. New ways of working and evaluating our practice through audit are strongly encouraged in our team and hospital trust. Developing resources and carrying out audits will be encouraged to maintain our high profile within the hospital. We provide student training and will be expecting the post holder to contribute.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

You need to be an excellent communicator with experience of group work. The department is actively involved in the teaching and training of nursing and medical staff and there would be an opportunity to develop your skills in this area.

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust is made up of 3 Hospitals. The post holder is applying for a rotational post which can be based at either the Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole site. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited will work across sites.

This post offers excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. The department is committed to CPD and we offer a wide range of in-house training. You will be invited to regular professional update meetings across the whole team. In addition we are closely connected with our colleagues across Dorset and run a Dorset wide education and networking event twice yearly.

We would be very happy to have a conversation about specific areas of interest in the rotations as well how your skill set fits with our service and your development needs.

We would welcome applications from current Dietetic students who are due to finish their training and will be eligible for HCPC registration in 2023.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics Or Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Registered Dietitian (UK) with HCPC


  • Clinical Supervisory skills training



  • Experience of carrying out audit.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.
  • Experience of Group Presentations.
  • Ability to work autonomously


  • MDT involvement.
  • Experience of training Dietetic students.
  • Previous clinical experience at band 5 level



  • Word processing/IT skills for correspondence and the production of educational material.
  • Ability to carry out and interpret anthropometric measurements.
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Data collation and analysis skills



  • Ability to work as part of a team with professional maturity.
  • Knowledge of the dietetic and medical management of patients who require nutrition support
  • Management of patients with nutrition support


  • Knowledge of Dietetics within NHS

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to complete allocated projects and meet deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital


BH15 2JB

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