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County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Dietitian to join our acute inpatient team.

We would love to show you our department. Follow us on social media at Instagram cddftdietitians, X (Twitter) @CDDFTDietitian.

We are a proactive department with a strong focus on service improvement, digital advancement and staff development. We have a preceptorship programme for new staff, regular clinical supervision and lots of CPD opportunities to support career progression.

County Durham is an excellent place to live. With beautiful countryside and coastlines alongside interesting towns and cities. There are excellent transport links to Newcastle (30 minutes via train from Darlington, 12 minutes via train from Durham) and York (30 minutes via train from Darlington) as well as having rail links to other UK cities and international travel from Newcastle and Teesside International Airport

Main duties of the job

This post is to provide dietetic care to acute inpatient wards within CDDFT. The post holder will be based at Darlington Memorial Hospital but may be occasionally required to cover other areas within the locality of County Durham and Darlington including University Hospital North Durham and Bishop Auckland Hospital. There may be some general dietetic clinics, telephone clinics and other acute ward work. As a team we complete competencies to enable us to work in extended scope practice in enteral tube feeding. This post will include rotation into bariatric Dietetics and Frailty inpatients

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for a their own caseload referred to the service by inpatient, community or secondary care professionals. Patients will be seen in a variety of settings including hospital wards, outpatient clinics, and telephone clinics. The post holder will work closely with other Dietitians and members of the wider multidisciplinary team.

The department trains dietetic students (A, B and C placement) and the post holder will have an active role in student training planning, co-ordination and assessment

The Nutrition and Dietetic service is structured into teams secondary care (incorporating nutrition support and critical care), bariatrics, primary care (incorporating care home training), adult & paediatric diabetes, adult Home Enteral Feeding, paediatrics (incorporating Home Enteral Feeding and paediatric weight management). the nutrition and dietetic service comprises of 6 teams, with 49 Dietitians, 1 Specialist Nurse, 4 Dietetic assistants and we are supported by central administration. We are based on 4 sites in the County, at Darlington Memorial Hospital, University Hospital North Durham, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Shotley Bridge Hospital.

Person Specification

Special Requirements


  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • IT skills including Word and Excel or equivalent


  • Experience of using SystmOne and Cerner or other electronic patient record system

Statutory Registration


  • Current registration as Dietitian with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Member of British Dietetic Association



  • Successful completion of dietetic placements


  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of working within a hospital environment



  • Degree or post-graduate diploma in Dietetics

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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