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Band 7 Specialist Renal Dietitian

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Clinical Specialist Renal Dietitian to work in our multi-disciplinary therapy team. Lead by a Clinical Lead Renal Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead Renal Dietitian, the team is made of dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and therapy assistants - across inpatient and outpatient settings.

Our team supports people living with kidney disease and urological conditions across three wards based at The Royal Free Hospital site, and 5 outpatient centres for low clearance, dialysis and transplantation. The Royal Free is the provider for NCL for urological care (medical and surgical) as well as being the NCL tertiary centre for chronic kidney disease management including renal transplantation. This role is based predominantly off site in the renal outpatient setting, including dialysis units.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who demonstrates exceptional understanding of the complexity of a person living with CKD. Proven experience in autonomous management of people with complex nutritional diagnoses is essential. Experience supporting the development of junior staff will be highly regarded, as will skills in quality improvement, service evaluation or audit. We also consider this role to be critical to our team leadership structure and we are interested in someone who demonstrates a warm and empathetic leadership style.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Further details on the job description and person specification can be found in the candidate briefing document.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oDegree in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • oHealth Professions Council (HPC) registration
  • oAdditional qualification or BDA accredited courses or equivalent in-house training e.g. PENG clinical update, renal course


  • oSignificant experience of working in renal dietetics
  • oMembership of special interest group
  • oEvidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development



  • oBroad range of clinical experience, across a variety of clinical areas
  • oExperience of managing patient's with CKD-MBD
  • oMotivational Interviewing/ Behaviour Change training (CBT or facilitation skills)
  • oPresentation to groups/teaching other Healthcare Professionals
  • oStudent training and/or management of junior therapists
  • oLeadership in an audit or project, and knowledge of clinical standards in the management of chronic kidney disease
  • oProficient use of PC & working knowledge of Microsoft Office and nutritional analysis software

Skills and aptitudes


  • oAble to work autonomously and use initiative
  • oEvidence of specialist clinical knowledge in chronic kidney disease particularly relating to CKD-MBD and it's management strategies
  • oAbility to carry out nutritional assessments, such as anthropometry, subjective global assessment, bioelectrical impedance analysis, estimation of dietary intake of macro/micronutrients
  • oGood time management and organisational skills
  • oEffective clinical reasoning skills & ability to reflect on own practice
  • oAppreciation of need for personal accountability for governance issues (to include confidentiality, Health & safety and risk management) and how these affect self and others
  • oEffective written communication skills
  • oAbility to treat others with compassion, dignity and respect, taking into account diversity considerations
  • oAble to manage clinical caseload and prioritise effectively
  • oAble to support junior staff to manage and prioritise their clinical caseload
  • oAbility to work effectively within different teams both multi and uni-disciplinary, with a willingness to be personally accountable for actions
  • oTo be proactive in service development, liaising closely with the MDT in order to promote clinical excellence
  • oAbility to manage own time & meet deadlines
  • oAbility to critically evaluate current research & apply to own practice

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • oAbility to recognise unacceptable behaviour and act on this appropriately



  • oPhysically fit and able to comply with trust manual handling guidelines

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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