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Specialist Dietitian - Renal

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you currently work as a Specialist Renal Dietitian, or are you interested in developing your skills further within this area? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with specialist dietetic experience to come and join our friendly team of 4 renal dietitians and a dietetic assistant practitioner working within our busy renal department.

Our Renal department delivers high quality care to patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. The department is comprised of a large haemodialysis unit, satellite unit, peritoneal dialysis unit, outpatients and inpatient ward. The clinical team includes 15 consultant nephrologists, a nurse consultant, a large team of specialist nurses, renal dietitians, therapists and dialysis technicians. Throughout the department we emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary working to deliver excellent care.The department consistently delivers high quality care standards evidence through our excellent performance in renal registry annual reports, including high prevalence of home therapy for patients requiring dialysis, a high quality home haemodialysis programme, and a very active research programme.

Main duties of the job

Key Requirement of the Role:o Demonstrable experience working as a Dietitiano Some renal experience, or a keen interest to develop your renal dietetic skillsYou will participate in the delivery of a comprehensive and effective evidence based dietetic service to the renal service.Areas of work will include:o Renal inpatient ward which incorporates a renal high dependency areao Haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home Haemodialysis outpatients.o Pre-dialysis, Nephrology, and transplant outpatient clinics.

You will work alongside 4 experienced renal dietitians and a dietetic assistant practitioner, and a comprehensive training package is available to help develop your skills in renal dietetics. The dietetic team are very well respected by the renal consultants and other members of the renal multidisciplinary team, whom you will work closely with at ward rounds and dialysis review meetings. You will provide education sessions to other health care professionals regarding all aspects of renal dietetics, and patient education sessions. The renal department strongly encourages research and audit by all members of the multi-disciplinary team, and there will be opportunities to participate in both this and service development.We have an established student training programme for A, B and C placements, in which you will participate, and the department encourages innovation, CPD and professional development.

Closing date of applications: 18 July 2024

Interview date: 1 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • Experience working in the NHS as dietitian
  • Able to work on a number of different sites if required
  • Experience of working with patients with renal disease
  • Experience of working with NHS systems
  • Has been involved in training student dietitians
  • Has delivered formal or informal teaching to healthcare professionals


  • Has delivered renal specific teaching to healthcare professionals

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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