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Band 5 Dietitian

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£28,407 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5 Dietitian for Adult Services

Are you looking for a part time dietetic position that will enable you to start or progress your career journey?

An opportunity has arisen at Southend University Hospital, whereby you would work alongside two full time Band 5 dietitians to support delivery of dietetic services to the inpatient wards, outpatient general clinics and delivery of staff training. There is also the opportunity to help support the outpatient oncology service, which will help develop both clinical and counselling skills. You will also be supported from the Band 6 and Band 7 dietitians from the adult team.

We are a proactive dietetic team that strive for continual improvement. There will be the opportunity for you be involved with projects, audits and service developments. You will also be involved in the delivery of student training.

By joining our team, you will be made to feel welcomed, supported and valued.

NOTE: Due to the part time position we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

Main duties of the job

Our band 5 roles at Southend Hospital offer an excellent range of clinical experience working alongside specialist dietitians who are available to provide support and training to support your development.

Your role will include:
  • Managing a specific caseload of outpatients and inpatients.
  • Providing nutrition training to ward staff and patients.
  • Managing your workload and own time effectively with regards to clinical priority.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, however some of the additional responsibilities of the role include:
  • Promoting dietetics and the role of the dietitian on the adult wards.
  • Promoting paediatric dietetics in the wider MDT including during national nutrition awareness weeks.
  • Supervision and management of student dietitians in order to be a part of developing the future of dietetics.

We are looking for a dietitian who prides themselves in providing excellent care to patients, is respectful to patients, parents/caregivers, and staff members alike as well as being compassionate.

Person Specification



  • Qualified dietitian - degree level
  • HCPC registration


  • British Dietetic Association membership

Knowledge and experience


  • Interest in a range of conditions
  • MDT working
  • Ability to promote the role of nutrition in clinical & health promotion settings
  • Good written communication skills


  • Experience in an NHS setting

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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