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Band 5 Acute Dietitian

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic dietitian looking for an exciting, varied role within an acute hospital setting?

Whether you're newly qualified, finishing your degree, or looking for a new challenge this post will suit a dynamic band 5 Dietitian looking to experience a varied caseload within a supportive and friendly team.

Following a service review in our dietetic department we have a number of job opportunities across teams who cover: Acute Medicine Healthcare of Older People and Stroke Surgery and Specialist Medicine which including Infectious Disease and Respiratory. Each of these teams have Band 6's and Band 7's to be able to provide clinical supervision, support and guidance.

We are part of a large friendly department with opportunities to complete attachments in a number of specialist dietetic areas including oncology, renal, HIV, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, weight management and bariatrics, gastroenterology, paediatrics and community nutrition support.

Alongside the senior colleagues within our teams, we also have a wealth of specialist dietetic staff across our department to be able to provide support as you build your clinical knowledge. All of our newly qualified starters are enrolled on our preceptorship programme and have a designated mentor. This ensures clinical and professional support is available as you start your dietetic career, and we welcome you into our department.

This post is a great platform on which to start or continue to build your dietetic career!

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a supportive, forward-thinking team of Dietitians and Assistant Practitioners who are enthusiastic about providing high quality dietetic care and are working on a range of service improvement projects to maximise effectiveness. We are focused on delivering the highest quality care to our patients, both in the hospital setting and on discharge. You will be confident in working within a variety of multidisciplinary teams and advocating for the best nutritional care for the patient. Our Trust uses electronic documentation systems to help facilitate efficient working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills are required.

Whilst a car is not essential flexibility is required in order to facilitate cover for the caseload across our hospital sites.

The Trust is committed to providing a 7 day therapy service with participation in bank holiday cover for dietetics.

The Trust is a multi-site organisation, you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

We would support applicants looking for part time or full-time hours.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Sarah Thatapudi, Sophie Brazier or Adelle Williams on 0121 424 2673.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and enforces a no smoking policy.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Dietitian with qualification in Nutrition & Dietetics (BSc, PG diploma or MSc)
  • *Registration as Dietitian with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • *Good level of written or spoken English
  • *Evidence of CPD


  • *Member of British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • *Member of relevant specialist interest groups (BDA or other)



  • *Will have had relevant clinical experience as part of undergraduate training
  • *Sound knowledge of Clinical Dietetics
  • *Knowledge of different types of nutritional support
  • *Demonstrates interest/enthusiasm in relevant clinical areas
  • *Demonstrates an understanding of audit, clinical effectiveness and its importance in the provision of a quality service
  • *Demonstrates an awareness of local needs e.g. ethnic minority and low income groups


  • *May have worked for another trust with a broad range of general experience
  • *Post-graduate experience relevant to post
  • *Evidence of relevant continued professional development

Additional Criteria


  • *Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • *Ability to work through interpreters and use visual aids
  • *Able to use a range of communication skills including motivational interviewing, counselling skills, negotiating skills and cognitive behavioural therapy to help patients achieve their nutritional goals
  • *Ability to form good working relationships
  • *Understanding of multidisciplinary team
  • *Confident but able to recognise own limitations
  • *Able and willing to learn and develop their skills in order to progress
  • *Demonstrates organisational skills
  • *Good presentation skills and teaching skills with evidence of presentations to groups
  • *Able to work in line with HCPC standards and BDA code of conduct
  • *Demonstrates a commitment to personal and career development
  • *Reliable, conscientious and flexible
  • *Team player
  • *Able to prioritise and manage own workload
  • *Able to work with minimal supervision
  • *Able to achieve deadlines
  • *Ability to work flexibly as per the requirements of the post
  • *Able to meet the travel requirements of the post i.e. off- site travel e.g. for home visits or frequent travel between sites where required for the role
  • *Enthusiasm and commitment to train student dietitians and others
  • *Commitment to CPD
  • *Enthusiasm and motivation to work at UHB
  • *Demonstrates the Trust values of Kind, Connected & Bold


  • *Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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