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Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inc
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Whipps Cross Dietetic team are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 dietitian to join our innovative department in this supervised rotational post.

Rotation 1: includes critical care experience with supervision

Rotation 2: includes gastroenterology experience with supervision

This position will give you a solid foundation from which you can build your career in most areas of acute dietetics. You will be working in a friendly team alongside both senior and experienced dietitians and support workers within the hospital and be able to access knowledge from the wider team of dietitians across Barts Health. This, along with regular supervision, close multidisciplinary working and peer learning will allow you to build on your confidence and skills in the inpatient setting.

Main duties of the job

To work together with the dietetic team to provide an effective dietetic service to adult in-patients at Whipps Cross Hospital. To ensure that research and audit is undertaken on a regular basis in order to ensure practice is evidence based. This post will have a requirement to work on any adult ward and may be required to work across or attend meetings on any of the sites within Barts Health on request.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • oBSc Nutrition & Dietetics or relevant postgraduate qualification
  • oHCPC registered


  • oMember of the BDA



  • oRelevant clinical experience in acute and/or community setting
  • oExperience of working with a team and understanding team dynamics



  • oUnderstanding of own knowledge and skills and ability to identify learning needs and interests



  • oDemonstrates ability to problem solve, analyse complex clinical problems and create practical solutions to provide best clinical care
  • oExperience in undertaking audit and changing practice in accordance with findings
  • oAbility to research and interpret literature and apply to own practice to ensure clinical practice is up to date
  • oDemonstrates computer literacy i.e. competent in Microsoft word, power point, excel
  • oHistory of managing own workload and the organizational skills required for this
  • oAbility to take own initiative, manage time and plan own workload
  • oEvidence of commitment to CPD
  • oDemonstrable excellent communication skills within own profession and within the multidisciplinary team


  • oAbility to demonstrate behaviour change/ motivational interviewing through dietetic consultations
  • oLeadership skills i.e through development of a project/service development or managing staff



  • oConfident i.e. experience in dealing with patients and health professionals, in clinical care and day to day duties
  • oSelf-motivated i.e. able to demonstrate using own initiative to seek CPD opportunities, recognise needs of the service and areas to develop
  • oFlexible, adaptable and creative i.e. will work across different hospital sites and adapt to changes within the service
  • oDemonstrates ability to reflect and appraise own performance
  • oConfidentiality in line with trust standards
  • oExcellent oral and written communication skills with people from a variety of backgrounds e.g. via advocacy/interpreters
  • oEffective presenting and teaching skills to present complex information to large groups, i.e. presentations to medical, nursing staff and other health care professionals as well as patients

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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