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Nutritional Support Lead Dietitian

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
To Lead in the Delivery and meeting of the NHSE National Standards for Healthcare Good and Drink

Key role in implementation as Lead Food Service Dietitian.

Main duties of the job

1. To undertake a cross-site strategic role in developing, planning, delivering and evaluating an evidence based nutrition support service across the SaTH hospitals

2. To be an expert resource and clinical lead for nutrition support across the organisation for Dietetic colleagues, nursing and medical staff, catering staff, patients and members of the public.

3. The dietitian will act as a key facilitator taking a lead role in the implementation of objectives agreed by the Trust Nutrition Steering Group.

4. A key responsibility will be the on-going implementation and monitoring of the Trust's Nutrition Screening Tool and the development and delivery of education programmes for medical, nursing and catering staff encompassing a food first approach to nutrition support.

5. To take the lead role in the implementation of the NICE Guidelines linked to nutrition across the Trust and oversee associated audits to assess the Trust's compliance with National initiatives, PEAT assessments etc.

6. To lead the development of a Care pathway for patients receiving enteral nutritional support, and be responsible for producing relevant policies and guidelines related to nutrition.

7. To have responsibility for co-ordinating jointly managed projects with Speech & Language Therapy and Catering staff.

8. To contribute to the development of Assistants Practitioners ,

About us

Join us at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where our passion for excellence drives everything we do.

We're on a mission to provide high quality, safe care to our patients, in an environment our incredible staff are proud to work in.

Our vision, 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve,' is not just a statement it's a promise we live by every day. Guided by our core Values - Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, and Trusted - we're determined to make a real difference in the lives of those who matter most: our patients and their families.

If you're ready to be part of a team that's dedicated to continuous improvement, come join us and let's make a difference together!

The Dietetic team in SaTH works across the acute service for adults and children and into the community with community hospitals and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry . The team works very closely across the specialities including Renal, weight management, Diabetes, Acute inpatients, Paediatrics, Neonates, Oncology and community. We encourage personal development and support via HEE funding where possible. We are a proactive team and strive for continual improvement. We have students from Coventry and embarking on our first apprenticeship roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics
  • Registered by HCPC
  • MSC or equivalent


  • Member of the BDA



  • Extensive clinical experience relevant to this post
  • Experience of working in a MDT environment
  • Evidence of teaching or presentation skills in a variety of settings
  • Evidence of being involved or leading audits and outcome measures
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities



  • Evidence of knowledge of national policy and relevant strategy
  • Evidence of working to Best Practice
  • Relevant recent CPD activities
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning ability



  • Evidence of ability to effectively communicate via a variety of methods
  • Highly developed organisational skills with ability to prioritise
  • Evidence of being able to negotiate, motivate and influence others
  • Ability to make decisions

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak road



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