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Specialist Dietitian - Renal

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata / per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Are you looking for a new challenge or career step?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive person to support our Renal Dietetic services across the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This post is based at York Hospital, in the cultural city of York and close proximity to the picturesque Yorkshire coast and North York Moors. We are looking to recruit a Dietitian with experience in Renal disease, or a Band 5/6 who is keen to gain knowledge and experience in this area.

This post sits within a supportive clinical team comprising of 3 other Band 6 Dietitians working in Renal dietetics across the York and Scarborough Hospital sites, led by a Band 7 Advanced Clinical Specialist Dietitian.

This post will provide specialist dietetic care for patients with renal disease in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge and work closely with our MDT colleagues, to provide an excellent in-patient and out-patient service. Dietetic support is provided to our nephrology, low clearance, dialysis and transplant population.

You will join a friendly department of over 30 Dietitians across 2 sites. You will be primarily based at York Hospital but will be required to travel to additional sites including Scarborough, Harrogate, Easingwold and Selby Hospital.

There will be opportunities for involvement in audit, service development and research.

The department places a strong emphasis on clinical supervision, training and education, including:
  • peer support and supervision
  • well established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students
  • delivery of a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care
  • opportunities to participate in audit and research
  • development in leadership skills

Access to a vehicle that can be used for business purposes and hold a full and valid driving licence (role will involve travel to numerous addresses that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means) is required.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • Understanding of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Personal Qualities


  • Always demonstrates professional demeanour
  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours
  • Flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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