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Specialist Dietitian

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you keen to work in a supportive acute ward dietetic team and build your experience in the dietetic management of patients on our stroke unit?

Due to developments within the Nutrition & Dietetic service we have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Dietitian to join our team. The successful candidate will also cover respiratory, cardiology and general medicine.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will support the acute team lead to deliver and develop the dietetic service to all in-patients wards at Harrogate District Hospital. This post is primarily in-patient based with some outpatient clinic work. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in intensive care and parenteral nutrition to help with the gastro/surgical dietitian as cover for annual leave.

This post is an excellent opportunity to develop your experience and knowledge base in enteral feeding, and the dietetic management of stroke patients. The post holder will also work on other speciality wards and contribute to other departmental projects, audits and supervision.

The wider dietetic department offers excellent support for professional development and participates in the training of student dietitians on A, B and C placements.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification

The interviews will be held face to face, we are not conducting virtual interviews at this time.

For more information: Mala Suri ( Clinical Lead Dietitian or Alison Ogier ( ) Professional Lead Dietitian or telephone 01423 553329

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration and qualified as a registered dietitian
  • Member of the BDA



  • 1 year post HCPC registration experience to be considered for Band 6 or at least 6 months post HCPC registration experience to be for band 5-6 progression post
  • Experience in supervising other i.e. dietetic assistants, nutrition assistants
  • Training and presentation skills using a variety of teaching methods for both individuals and groups
  • Able to demonstrate the management of a complex caseload
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Involved with practice placement training of students
  • Evidence of introducing service development and innovation



  • Post graduate experience in supporting patients following a stroke
  • Post graduate experience in supporting patients requiring enteral feeding

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Foundation Trust

Lancaster Park Road



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