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Band 5 Rotational Dietitian

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to employ a highly motivated Band 5 Dietitian to join our team of acute adult dietitians at Denmark Hill. This is a permanent post consisting of 6 monthly rotations with two other Band 5 dietitians. As this is a busy and varied caseload, we are looking for a confident dietitian who is organised, self-motivated and ready to take on any challenge with the support of the team. Applicants should be qualified dietitians that have HCPC registration. We currently have one Band 5 vacancy.

Main duties of the job

This post will offer dietetic expertise to patients, carers and other health care professionals. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to rotate to different clinical areas within the acute caseload at King's College Hospital, providing high quality evidenced based practice.

Within the acute team we have specialist dietitians in Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Haematology, Oncology, Liver and HPB. There will be opportunities to develop your practice by shadowing specialities within your rotation, clinical supervision and a preceptorship.

We are a large, supportive department and are proud to represent an innovative and diverse workforce, putting patients at the centre of our care.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Rotations include Medicine, Surgery and the Health and Ageing unit. The post holder may also be involved in student training, service development projects and Trust wide Nutrition and Hydration initiatives. Our dietetics department expects all staff to be involved in the teaching of other healthcare professionals, in line with our mission to provide excellence in clinical care, research and teaching in Kings Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

To understand the role in more detail please refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSc/ Post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC registered


  • Member of the BDA

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of enteral feeding
  • Knowledge of Dietetics within the NHS


  • Experience of working in acute and primary care environments
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Skills and Competencies


  • Presentation skills and ability to work autonomously with individuals and groups
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Motivational interviewing and counselling skills

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Denmark Hill



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