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B5 Rotational Dietitian

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St.Leonards On Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested a career working within an integrated NHS Trust that supports rotations across the community, acute and rehabilitation settings? Does a role that involves strong collaborative MDT working within a variety of clinical specialities appeal? If the answer to any of these is yes, then we would love you to read on.

We are growing our dietetics team and looking to recruit newly qualified staff, or those searching for a new role, to join the Dietetics team at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. Our Band 5 Dietitians have the opportunity to work in acute, intermediate care and outpatient settings, benefitting from supporting patients through their journey as an integrated acute and community Trust.

We are vibrant and thriving department that continually engages with new research and technology. We utilise globally renowned guest speakers to deliver training and have moved to a paperless patient records system. The use of social media allows us to regularly share and celebrate our teams achievements (see @ESHTDietitians @ESHTCHIC and @ESHTAHPs). In addition to this, the team promotes and values a strong focus on the health and wellbeing of our staff through social events and activities.

*Relocation assistance may be provided. Please discuss at interview*

Main duties of the job

As a band 5 Dietitian within ESHT you will be supported in clinical rotations across the acute and community settings working with. Duties include providing specialist advice to Stroke, Frailty, Surgery, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics inpatients in the acute hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient clinics. You will liaise closely with the patient's relatives and carers regarding ongoing nutritional care and discharge planning. You will also provide expert nutritional advice and knowledge to the wider MDT.In community settings you will support patients in face to face clinics, via virtual/Tele clinics, as well as in their home and in care-home settings, to manage their oral and artificial nutritional requirements.

Our close knit and supportive team of over 40 clinicians (which includes Dietitians, Trainee Advanced Practice Dietitians, First contact practice Dietitians working in Primary care, Dietetic Assistants and Dietetic Apprentices) and associated staff support the specialities of paediatrics, oncology, diabetes, intensive care, community nutrition support, inpatients, acute rehabilitation, general outpatients and gastroenterology.

Flexible, part-time working or job share options will be considered.

ESHT are leading the way with developing our services. As part of our team you will be involved in our Nationally recognised rehabilitation forum, details can be found atRehabilitation - East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (, please take a look!

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

For more information on the Department and Trust, please check out our Dietetic Pagetiger booklet open me

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • A BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics/ or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council Registered



  • Previous experience of undertaking new patient assessment and treatment
  • Experience of conducting patient and other health professional group education
  • Experience of undertaking computer aided dietary assessment


  • Experience working in an Acute/Community Environment



  • Sound clinical knowledge based on current best practice and research relating to nutrition and dietetics
  • Knowledge of prescribable oral nutritional supplements, enteral feeds and other dietetic products
  • Knowledge of medications and drug nutrient interactions
  • The ability to communicate information accurately, effectively and sensitively, both verbal and written
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • Good understanding of relevant NICE guidelines NHS policy local health strategies
  • Experience working within an MDT
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and active listening skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Cross site(DGH / Conquest / BIU / Rye)

Conquest Hospital

St.Leonards On Sea

TN37 7RD

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