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Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
You will join our acute and gastroenterology team that provides a service to inpatients at Bedford Hospital and outpatients within the gastroenterology service.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients on the gastroenterology ward and endoscopy unit, a weekly outpatient clinic and contributing to the care of patients requiring parenteral nutrition. You will also contribute to the supervision and upskilling of the band 5 dietitian and dietetic assistant practitioners within the team.

Every member of the team is encouraged to contribute to service development and there are numerous opportunities in which to do so. We have a wide range of projects to get involved with including audit, research, development and design of patient resources, teaching and contribution to policies and guidelines to name but a few.

The wellbeing of our staff is extremely important. We aim to provide a supportive working environment where the needs of the individual and teams are paramount. The department offers some flexible working opportunities that can be discussed at interview. We also operate a flexitime policy which allows you to start and finish your working day at a time that suits you.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to have HCPC registration have have dietetic experience in gastroenterology. Post graduate training in the provision of the FODMAP diet would be advantageous.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities

1. To manage a complex caseload of gastroenterology inpatients and co-ordinate service improvement projects in conjunction with the clinical lead in this area.

2. To manage a complex caseload of gastroenterology outpatients and contribute to service improvement projects in conjunction with the clinical lead in this area.

3. With support and training, to contribute to the management of a complex caseload of patients requiring parenteral nutrition and patients with a diagnosed eating disorder and contribute to service improvement projects in these areas in conjunction with the clinical lead in these areas.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree in Dietetics or equivalent


  • FODMAP training



  • Dietetic experience across a range of areas
  • Dietetic experience in gastro
  • Experience of patient group education


  • Experiencing delivering FODMAP
  • Dietetic experience in PN
  • Dietetic experience in ED
  • NHS experience
  • Upskilling dietitians/dietetic assistant practitioners



  • General dietetics knowledge
  • Gastro knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bedford Hospital South Wing

Kempston Road


MK42 9DJ

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