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Band 6 Dietitian - Oncology/Medical

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 dietitian or band 5 wanting to further develop their skills, to join our friendly Dietetic Team at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT). As one of the busiest acute trusts in London, based across Queen's Hospital in Romford, and King George Hospital in Goodmayes, our department includes Dietitians with specialist skills in oncology, advanced nutrition support, surgery, gastroenterology, stroke/neurosciences, critical care and paediatrics.

This role provides a dietetic service to the oncology and respiratory wards at Queens Hospital, as well as to the oncology outpatient department, liaising closely with the wider Multidisciplinary Team under the supervision and guidance of band 7 oncology dietitians.We are a progressive, forward-thinking Trust and you will be expected to take an active role in the training of dietetic, medical and nursing staff, service development and service improvement including audit.

Essential Criteria:Degree/Diploma in Nutrition and DieteticsHCPC registrationBroad clinical experience as a band 5 across a variety of disease states and dietetic therapies

If you have the skills outlined above and want a rewarding role, where you will be encouraged to be innovative whilst being valued and supported, then apply today.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver a high quality, evidence based Nutrition and Dietetic service to inpatients and outpatients for Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT)
  • To be responsible for providing specialist nutritional care for a defined area including assessment, dietary therapy and monitoring to patients and their carers. The defined area includes but is not limited to oncology (both inpatients and outpatients) and respiratory
  • To act as a source of dietary expertise for colleagues and other health care professionals across the organisation
  • To work as integral part of the Dietetic team in ensuring that the service is fully covered over the periods of leav
  • To contribute to the Trust clinical governance programme by participating in audits, development and implementation of evidence based guidelines/protocols/policies and continuing professional development

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council



  • Effective multidisciplinary team working - to be able to build effective rapport with other members of the multi-disciplinary team (up to and including Consultants & GPs) in order to provide high quality patient care.


  • Effective communication skills



  • Clinical knowledge & experience across a variety of disease states and dietetic therapies


  • Clinical experience of working with oncology & haematology patients
  • Evidence of teaching to other health care professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


QH Dietetics



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