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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Graduate/ band 5 dietitian

We can offer experiences in both general and specialist dietetic areas in a friendly and supportive environment. As a department of 25 dietitians across two general hospital sites, we can offer shadowing and learning practical skills in general and specialist areas at band 5 level. Our experienced team contributes to national dietetic specialist groups, publishes articles and presents at the BDA research symposium/ clinical conferences.

This post will offer graduates, or established band 5 dietitians, opportunities to work and develop their skills in fraility, trauma and orthopaedics, oncology, stroke, gastroenterology, ITU, nutrition team, paediatrics and renal. You will be based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and this will give you the opportunity to become part of the team within that particular hospital.

We actively encourage audit and service development, and offer mentoring programmes, CPD, and regular team meetings. You will be involved in student training as we will be offering University of Worcester A, B, C student placements. Band 5s also undertake various talks to patient groups and clinical staff. General outpatient clinics are available if you would like to combine both inpatient and outpatient work.

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:

To manage a caseload of patients offering evidence-based dietetic advice and/or patient centred principles within designated ward areas and in out-patient clinics.

To provide dietetic intervention to patients on a wide range of therapeutic diets in a timely way by working as a member of the dietetic team and other health care professionals.

To take responsibility for prioritising and managing workload, seeking guidance from senior staff whenever required.

To train and update healthcare professionals on nutrition related topics.

To contribute to the Therapy Clinical Governance agenda to further improve the quality of the service.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description for further details on this post. The job description is located under the supporting information section.

Person Specification



  • Dietetics degree
  • HCPC registration on graduation



  • Experience of adult inpatients and outpatients as a student or band 5.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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