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Specialist Dietitian

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to some recent investment in the dietetic service we are thrilled to offer this new post.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated dietitian to join our friendly and supportive acute dietetic team. The dietetic team has an excellent reputation within the trust and region, it is known for being innovative and forward thinking. The dietetic team aim to present posters at BAPEN yearly. In addition, we are known locally for being excellent trainers of dietetic students and the department provides P1, P2 and P3 placements.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be supported by a Band 7 and other B6 dietitians. Continuing professional development is actively supported via clinical supervision, close liaison with other local acute dietetic services, yearly appraisal, and in-house and in-service training. We will also offer you the opportunity to participate in audits and quality improvement projects.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be a part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely to provide specialist nutrition support for cardiology, surgical and thoracic oncology patients. Therefore, the post holder should have a keen interest and experience in enteral feeding. There will be opportunities for you to further hone your skills in providing enteral feeding to complex patients and receive training on parenteral nutrition.

The trust is also looking to develop a pre-habilitation service for surgical patients and there will be an opportunity to be involved in this project.

The dietetic services core service hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics of equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of BDA of equivalent



  • Broad experience in managing enteral fed patients and those on nutritional support in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of Multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience and evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Experience of training student dietitians
  • Experience of audit

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to work independently and recognise own limitations
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Time management skills
  • I.T. Skills


  • Good presentation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thomas Drive


L14 3PE

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