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Specialist Dietitian - Renal

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, innovative Renal Dietitian to join our expanding team of Dietitians, delivering an integrated acute and community service across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills within the Dietetic Service utilising advances in technology to deliver dietetic support for patients across the county, within inpatients, outpatients, dialysis units, and the home haemodialysis team, as well as supporting the band 5 dietitians and assistant practitioners in the wider team.

We are a friendly, forward-thinking team working in a fast paced, rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and supporting staff development.

We provide A, B and C learner placements and the post holder will play an integral part in learner training within the profession. We are fully committed to invest in your training and development and have well established CPD, clinical supervision and leadership development opportunities.

Along with HCPC registration, the successful applicant will ideally have some previous experience of working as a Renal Dietitian and sound communication skills. An interest in developing leadership skills and commitment to work within our Trust values is essential.

Informal discussions about this position are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.

To have developed, through experience and postgraduate training, the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required for the post.

The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe timely discharge.

To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.

To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure the delivery of an efficient operational service.

To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health economy.

To have highly effective communication skills and demonstrate these on a continual basis with patients, carers, colleagues and the wider Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over �300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in.

Our Vision is to provide excellent care for the communities we serve and is underpinned by four key Values, which have been developed in partnership with our staff, patients, their families and the wider community. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to the Trust vision and values both at interview and in their working practice.

Within Therapies we have a strong culture of professional leadership and support. You will be working alongside an experienced team of Dietitians. We are a friendly, forward thinking team and we work in a fast paced, rewarding environment. Delivering excellent patient care to our diverse population is at the heart of everything we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • degree in dietetics
  • Member of BDA


  • evidence of, or interest in post graduate education
  • member of BDA specialist group

work experience


  • Substantial previous work experience within renal dietetics
  • evidence of teaching/education
  • experience in audit and research



  • evidence of CPD



  • To demonstrate the ability to self manage workload and prioritise caseload daily.
  • Good written and evidence of verbal communication skills,


  • evidence of using excel/powerpoint
  • evidence of using electronic patient records

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

mytton oak road



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