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3389 - Senior Oncology Dietitian

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
The interview date for this role will be 18th July 2024.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Oncology Dietitian, with a stronginterest and experience in either Lung, GI and Head & Neck cancer, to be part of our Oncology Dietetic Team at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will be a valued member of the oncology dietetic service and wider multi-disciplinary team, contributing towards specialist clinical expertise and advice for a range of conditions. This will include assessment and management of patients who are having radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy, with highly specialised nutritional requirements and needs for curative and palliative intent.

The post holder will provide clinical expertise to the multi-disciplinary team to inform their decision making and to provide advice and guidance to patients themselves and were necessary, carers and their families.

To maintain professional relationships with relevant others working as part of the wider team.

Leadership skills are required to support the structure of the wider dietetic department, and junior staff within it.

As part of the dietetic oncology service the post holder must be flexible and dynamic and have a positive approach to enhancing service delivery and implementing NHS Frameworks and Quality Guidelines.

Please see the attached documents for further information (Job description and person spec) and feel free to circulate to colleagues who may be interested.

Main duties of the job

We offer clinical supervision, staff support, professional development opportunities within a supportive working environment. Excellent training facilities are available within the Trust. Barnsley is located within easy access to the major cities of Sheffield and Leeds, and also benefits from bordering on the scenic Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Park.

To provide therapy interventions and implement programmes of care for lung, GI and Head & Neck cancer

To take action relative to a patients health and care needs when needing speech and language therapy and dietetic intervention before, during and after their cancer treatment for nutrition support, gastrostomy tube management and communication.

To work across the cancer pathway to provide rehabilitation therapy focused support for patients about to undergo cancer treatment

To support self-management including patient education and support to manage the consequences of treatment of diet and fluid intake.

To deliver high standards of coordinated, personalised care whilst working as an integral member of the Head and Neck cancer team

To work within the specialist services of Lung, GI (upper and lower GI and Head and Neck Cancer MDTs including Clinical Nurse Specialists, support workers, surgeons, oncologists, Speech and Language Therapists and ward Dietitians promoting effective inter-professional and multi-disciplinary team working within the scope of the role.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK (, band 2 and 3 roles are no longer eligible for sponsorship.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation

Person Specification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Knowledge of confidentiality



  • Significant clinical post-registration dietetic experience, ideally including specific experience of working in oncology and enteral feeding
  • Experience of complex nutrition support practices, including enteral nutrition practices.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team/agency working.
  • Commitment to delivering dietetic student training.


  • Attended Clinical Supervisory Skills Course
  • Experience of training student dietitians



  • BSc or equivalent degree in Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC Registered Dietitian


  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training, e.g. PENG
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Behaviour Change Skills Training Courses

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words, please describe what Compassion means to you and in practice, what does this look like?

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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