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Senior Dietitian - Community and Inpatient Nutritional Support

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Dietitian - Community and Inpatient Nutritional Support (Adult)
37.5 hours per week

Band 6

We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated and proactive dietitian who would welcome a mixed caseload that provides both inpatient and community based care.

Our wider service covers The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and the community localities of Hambleton and Richmond and Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland locality.

You will work closely with colleagues working within the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and across the Hambleton and Richmond community locality, providing expert advice to patients, carers, health care professionals and primary care and community staff.

The post will also involve education of students and other health care professional and support workers. We have been trainers for student dietitians for a number of years and are also now supporting our first Dietetic Support Worker apprenticeship.

Main duties of the job

Whilst the caseload will predominantly be with adults requiring oral and enteral nutritional support, there may also be opportunity to support within gastroenterology, diabetes and stroke rehab.

Our ideal candidate will have a wide range of post registration clinical experience and preferably some experience in the development and support of other dietetic and support staff members, and dietetic students.

You should have excellent communication skills, including the proven ability to motivate patients and colleagues using a wide variety of approaches. Above all you must be passionate about working within dietetics using drive and innovation to make positive changes.It is vital that you have the ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across the health and social care economy.

This post involves travel and the post holder will work in a variety of settings including clinics, clients' own homes and other community healthcare settings. The main office base for this post is in the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and Hambleton and Richmond locality. The community service uses Systmone, which facilitates mobile working. The clinical caseload will require a mix of face to face and virtual service provision.

About us

Continual Professional Development is actively encouraged, as is participation in audit and quality improvement. We have access to excellent facilities within STRIVE, to support leadership, managerial and quality development opportunities.

Northallerton is a busy market town in the Hambleton and Richmond locality surrounded by beautiful countryside, market towns and villages and within easy reach of the coast. It is served by good travel networks is within easy reach of the A1M motorway cities such as Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are very accessible via the East Coast main line train service. We are also close to three international airports - Teesside, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Person Specification



  • To hold a Degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • To be registered as a Dietitian and fit to practice by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Leadership training
  • Clinical supervisory skills training
  • To be committed to continuing professional development



  • Can demonstrate relevant/varied post graduate experience across a variety of clinical areas including nutritional support and home enteral feeding.
  • Recent NHS experience in a clinical setting
  • Recent experience of managing patients requiring tube feeding in the hospital and community setting.


  • Experience with palliative care and general experience with non-complex diabetes and gastroenterology

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of audit and participation in service development
  • Skills in the use of SystmOne or another electronic patient record system


  • Membership of: British Dietetic Association (BDA), BDA specialist groups and other relevant groups

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital

Bullamoor Road



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