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Macmillan Lead Oncology Dietitian

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exiting opportunity for an experienced dietitian to set up and establish a clinically effective and evidenced based dietetic service in the specialist area of oncology at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with experience in advanced nutritional assessment and support who has good organisational, communication and team working skills. You will develop a service which provides outstanding dietetic support to cancer patients at a variety of stages along the cancer pathway and support us in the development of a prehabilitation service.

The post is based at Kings Mill Hospital, however you may be required to drive to our other hospital sites.

Our department supports dietetic student training from Nottingham and Sheffield, therefore you will be required to support student training.

Main duties of the job

  • Improve assessment and referral process for the patient with cancer needing nutritional input
  • Support patient and carers to improve knowledge on nutrition and hydration and the link to quality of life, outcomes and recovery
  • Take part in health and wellbeing events and activities
  • Provide specialist dietetic consultations for patients and carers to help manage side effects and prevent worsening malnutrition.
  • Develop an education package for other members of the MDT on nutritional screening and first line advise for nutritional complications
  • Undertake audits to evaluate services provision, implement improvement plans. Report to Macmillan and trust stakeholders

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification



  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including explaining, negotiating, motivating and training.
  • Able to work as lead member of dietetic and multi-professional teams, building relationships with patients/carers, and other staff.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Able to overcome difficulties in communication, including language barriers, and adapt approach to varying situations.
  • Able to overcome barriers to understanding.
  • Able to make decisions within own work role guided by broad policies and guidelines, with support from multiprofessional team and Dietetic manager.
  • Able to interpret and evaluate complex information from a variety of sources using professional judgement to solve problems and make decisions where there are a range of options, including both clinical and strategic issues.
  • Able to plan and organise workload of self and others, including daily tasks and longer term strategic planning, despite interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Provides supervision and support to other dietetic staff and students where required.
  • Able to participate in audit and research activity


  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills



  • Qualified Dietitian (4 year degree, postgraduate diploma or equivalent).
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Member of relevant BDA specialist group

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Relevant post-graduate course or equivalent
  • Leadership/management training



  • Extensive experience of working as a registered dietitian within Oncology and nutrition support
  • Able to lead in the development, review and implementation of relevant policies and service development, recognising and responding to wider strategic concerns.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary/ multiprofessional team working
  • Experience in training and supervision of student dietitians


  • Additional depth of theoretical knowledge to masters level or equivalent.
  • Experience of other elements of management



  • Flexibility to meet the demands of the service.
  • Able to travel to required areas within and beyond the Trust.
  • Able to use a computer keyboard and relevant computer programmes such as word, PowerPoint.
  • Understands and uses hospital and other systems required to support patient care.

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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