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York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: 12 months fixed term

If you are looking to begin or progress your career as a Band 5 Dietitian in a supportive department which emphasises clinical supervision and peer support, as well as learning and development across the Four Pillars of Practice, this may be the post for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing team of over 30 Dietitians in York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a Dietitian based at York Hospital. You will be joining a forward thinking department which is valued and respected throughout the Trust, and crosses many specialties.

We will support you to develop skills across many areas of acute hospital work, as well as in general outpatient clinics. If you are a newly qualified Dietitian in your first year of practice, we have a Preceptorship programme to help support development of your skills and confidence as an autonomous practitioner.

The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

For current NHS employees, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for this secondment post.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to work with many experienced Dietitians, as well as within broader multi-professional teams. You will be working with other Band 5 Dietitians, Dietetic Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners, and together you will provide inpatient services across areas including general medicine, surgery, critical care, stroke, gastroenterology, care of the elderly, cancer and renal disease.

Within the acute setting, in addition to oral nutrition support, you will be able to develop clinical skills working with patients requiring enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition. .

You will mainly be working within York Hospital, however there will also be the opportunity to work cross-site when required, including at Scarborough Hospital.

The department places a strong emphasis on clinical and peer support and clinical supervision, and has a well-established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students on the three clinical placements included within their training. We are also involved in delivering a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care. The successful candidate will be involved in these important aspects of supporting the learning and development of others.

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 through a range of provider

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

Qualifications / Training


  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of postgraduate training within dietetics
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Evidence of knowledge relevant to role, including the management of a range of conditions
  • Evidence of ability to manage clinical presentations
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within dietetics


  • Knowledge of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed clinical skills within relevant area

Skills and 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


  • Evidence of personal development

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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