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Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) Dietitian

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are delighted to advertise a Band 6 UGI Dietetic post working as a member of the Greater Manchester Oesophago-gastric Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The role will sit within our Gastro Dietetic Team which consists of an ACP post, 3.8 wte Band 7 Dietitians, 8.8 wte Band 6 Dietitians, 1.0 wte Band 5 Dietitian and 2.8 wte Dietetic assistants. This role will be within the UGI services but our team supports patients within medical gastroenterology, colorectal surgery and general surgery.

You will work alongside the Greater Manchester Oesophago-gastric Multi-Disciplinary Team to provide holistic care and treatment planning for those patients diagnosed with an UGI cancer, plus those with benign UGI conditions. The role can require you to work at off-site clinics across Greater Manchester working with the local UGI MDTs to support patients at early diagnosis.

The current advertised hours are permanent part-time but there is likelihood for this to be increased to full time hours over the coming months due to internal secondments.

Main duties of the job

The position requires a team member who is adaptable, motivated, compassionate, and dynamic to work within this established service. It is essential that you are skilled in working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Experience of treating patients and working in an acute and outpatient setting is essential. You will be supporting patients during early cancer diagnosis so good communication skills and flexibility are essential qualities.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance. We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Registration


  • BSc. or MSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics or Post-graduate qualification in Dietetics1 Professional registration
  • State registration as a Dietitian with the HCPC


  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Member of relevant British Dietetic Association Specialist Group
  • Higher degree or additional qualification in nutrition related topic

Knowledge and Skills


  • Clinical knowledge in UGI benign and cancer conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and work in MDT
  • Ability to develop individual nutrition care plans
  • Knowledge of current best practice in clinical field
  • Expertise in obtaining accurate anthropometric measurements
  • Reflective practice and portfolio development skills
  • High level of expertise in nutritional support


  • Nutritional knowledge for the range of gastrointestinal conditions
  • Evidence of CPD activities within specialist field
  • Ability to interpret and analyse statistical data
  • Membership of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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