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Community Dietitian

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Carlisle, Cumbria
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dietitian to join our team to expand their skills in the area of community dietetics. Good clinical skills and knowledge of a wide variety of clinical conditions seen in the community are required.

You will be part of a friendly team of community dietitians, working alongside the acute and paediatric dietetic teams to ensure delivery of a high quality dietetic service across North Cumbria.

The post includes delivering care to patients of all ages referred by GP Practices, Community Hospitals, Care Homes and other Health Care Professionals. The post includes a caseload of enteral feeding patients with support from an enteral nurse specialist. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience of working with patients with a wide variety of conditions.

Professional development is given a high priority and there are ongoing educational opportunities as well as practice supervision. The department trains student dietitians from North West and North East universities which consistently scores 4 stars from students. IT and secretarial support is available.

This post is ideal for either existing Band 6 dietitians looking for a career change or Band 5 dietitians with experience and ready to take the next step We would also consider a newly qualified dietitian who wishes to start their career in the community setting.

Main duties of the job

Provide a comprehensive clinical and educational community dietetic service within the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Contribute to the development of the Nutrition & Dietetic service as a member of the Dietetic team.

To act as a specialist source of advice and expertise, in the management of the nutritional wellbeing of patients of all ages , such as nutritional support, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, home enteral, weight management and in-patients in Community Hospitals.

To participate in departmental audits and service development with the support of the Dietetic Leads.

You will be part of a friendly, committed and supportive dietetic department of 18 dietitians across North Cumbria (acute & community & paediatrics) providing a quality service through evidence based practice.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':o Being a clinically led organisationo Quality and safety at the heart of our Trusto A positive patient experience every timeo A great place to worko Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment. Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability.

Person Specification



  • B5 & B6 - Recognised qualification leading to registration in Dietetics (BSc Degree or equivalent)
  • B5 & B6 - Current Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • B6 - Documentary evidence of post registration CPD


  • B5 - Essential IT skills.
  • B6 - Membership of Specialist Interest Group.
  • B6 - Supervisory skills to support student training.



  • B5 & B6 - Recent experience of a range of clinical dietetics.
  • B6 - Evidence of teaching and training other health professionals
  • B6 - Evidence of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • B6 - Undertaking and reporting on clinical audit


  • B6 - Experience in community dietetics including home enteral feeding
  • B6 - Paediatric experience



  • B5 - Current dietary issues and clinical dietetics
  • B5 - Evidence based practice and current clinical guidelines
  • B5 - Equality legislation and best practice
  • B6 - Sound knowledge of current dietary issues.
  • B6 - Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • B6 - Knowledge of behavioural change and motivational interviewing
  • B6 - Knowledge and application of NICE guidance in relation to the specialist area.

Skills and Aptitudes


  • B5 - Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • B5 - Computer skills
  • B5 - Good time management skills
  • B5 - Team working skills
  • B5 - Organisational skills
  • B5 - Ability to demonstrate the Trust values and behaviours
  • B6 - Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • B6 - Ability to use and develop a wide variety of approaches to delivering patient care and education
  • B6 - Ability to identify, plan, deliver and evaluate training to other health professionals and groups
  • B6 - Accurate keyboard skills for data inputting, word processing, internet and dietary analysis
  • B6 - Excellent time management skills
  • B6 - Ability to manage own caseload
  • B6 - Ability to work without supervision
  • B6 - Team working skills
  • B6 - Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


  • B5 - Presentation skills

Personal Circumstances


  • B5 & B6 - Confident and self motivated
  • B6 - Flexible and adaptable
  • B6 - Able to respond to unpredictable events and frequent interruptions
  • B6 - Able to deal with distressed patients/relatives/carers

Other requirements


  • B5 & B6 - Flexible over working hours
  • B5 & B6 - Able to travel independently of public transport across the required geographical area


  • B5 & B6 - Current membership of the British Dietetic Association

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust



Carlisle, Cumbria


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