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Bariatric Team Lead Dietitian

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting post as a Specialist BariatricDietitian?

You will be working within the highly regarded multidisciplinary bariatric surgery team. It comprises of surgeons, physicians, nurses, chemical pathologist, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists and clinical co-ordinators. We provide tier 4 bariatric surgery service to patients across east London and the east of England.The successful candidate will be required to communicate effectively with a wide range of patients, colleagues and external partners. You will possess a range of skills to work compassionately with patients presenting with psychosocial complexity, to provide dietetic consultation within the specialist MDT and to work with complex inpatients following bariatric surgery. You will have a solid background in MDT working, providing supervision and experience of clinical governance including audit.

***This advert will close early if we receive sufficient amount of applications.***

Main duties of the job

Responsible for co-ordinating the dietetic team to provide an efficient and high quality service to obese patients considering and undergoing bariatric surgery at Homerton Hospital, functioning as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary bariatric team

Represent the bariatric dietitians at operational level and lead on dietetic service development aligned with strategic priorities

Manage a highly specialised clinical caseload including looking after inpatients and complex outpatients requiring assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment within this speciality

Co-ordinate the team to provide a regular service for bariatric surgery patients pre and post operatively in the form of regular outpatient clinics, groups and inpatient cover.

Co-ordinate individual patient's care by providing the link between a range of healthcare and social care professionals as required in order to ensure the patient has a smooth pathway through the service

Support the development of operational policies and guidelines in the area of obesity and bariatric surgery

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • Demonstrable knowledge equivalent to Master's Degree Level.
  • Advanced study in relevant field, for example Behaviour Change Training


  • Member of relevant Specialist Interest Groups, e.g. BOMSS
  • Masters in leadership or management
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association



  • Able to manage difficult and complex situations calmly and logically
  • Able to supervise, appraise and guide junior staff.
  • Able to provide clear and effective treatment regimens and advice for patients in their area of work, including complex clinical dietetic problems.
  • Able to contribute effectively to MDTs.


  • Project management skills



  • Extensive postgraduate clinical dietetic experience, with experience in the field of bariatric surgery and obesity management
  • Experience in the management of surgical/critically ill patients including enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Involvement in the training of student Dietitians
  • Audit and/or research experience


  • Experience of line management and supervision



  • Health inequalities including weight-based stigma and bias and the social determinants of health
  • Excellent understanding of the key national policies, procedures and recommendations for nutrition in bariatric and obesity
  • Knowledge of bariatric surgical procedures and post-operative management


  • Dietetic needs of patients from different ethnic and religious backgrounds

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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