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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
High Wycombe
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our unique, integrated acute/community Nutrition and Dietetic Department is searching for a Rotational Band 5 Dietitian to join a team at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust, including the National Spinal Injuries Centre and the regional Burns Centre. We offer excellent opportunities for learning and support through preceptorship, clinical supervision, peer learning and CPD, including supporting B & C student placements. We value our staff, and actively promote staff wellbeing, inclusivity and equality

Our team of over 40 members of staff is based at 4 sites across the county with great secretarial and IT support.

We have a full-time post ideal for the newly qualified Dietitian or someone with experience looking to enhance knowledge and skills. We offer 8-month rotations across the Trust in 4 areas:
  • Amersham Hospital: A community-based rotation covering rehab wards, GP clinics, home visits and a small home enteral feeding caseload.
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital: Medicine - with a focus on endocrinology, gastroenterology, haematology, and respiratory medicine.
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital: Surgery -with a focus on emergency surgery, Obs. & Gynae, ophthalmic, orthopaedic & plastic surgery and urology. This rotation also includes a general out-patient clinic
  • Wycombe Hospital: with a focus on elective surgery and Stroke Rehabilitation

Join our dynamic, proactive team and we will help you grow in skills , knowledge and expertise as you start to develop your dietetic career.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the dietetic team to provide Nutrition and Dietetic services to inpatients / outpatients of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • To provide specialised assessment, treatment and support of patients requiring dietetic treatment.
  • To prescribe dietary treatment and advise on the use of ACBS* products [including enteral feeds and nutritional supplements] for patients based on interpretation of nutritional assessment.
  • To be responsible for the discharge planning of patients to home and other locations on enteral feeds [this includes extensive communication with outside agencies {primary healthcare staff, relatives and carers, commercial suppliers}, organisation of supplies of equipment, feed, training etc].

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we're a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • BSc Dietetics or equivalent
  • HPC Registration


  • Member of BDA
  • Evidence of CPD eg. communication skills, enteral feeding skills

Skills abilities and Knowledge


  • Working knowledge of commonly used feeds and supplements
  • Knowledge and application of anthropometric measures and biochemistry interpretation in dietetic assessment
  • Awareness of regulatory bodies (HCPC) and professional bodies (BDA) code of practice and professional guidelines
  • Commitment to engage in CPD and dept appraisal system
  • Competent user of IT equipment and basic software (email, RIO)
  • To be able to communicate clearly and concisely to both staff and patients
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own caseload and time
  • Ability to work well under pressure


  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance and evidence based practice.
  • Ability to plan and deliver training sessions to health care professionals
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to develop professionally



  • Experience in Dietetic assessment, treatment and care planning
  • Experience of oral and enteral nutrition suppor


  • Experience of working in a community or acute setting
  • Experience of MDT working/ communicating with partner health care professionals eg. Nurses, GPs, pharmacist, SLT



  • Ability to travel cross-site if required

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Wycombe Hospital

Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe

HP11 2TT

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