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Band 5 Dietitian - Acute

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for two enthusiastic, self-motivated Dietitians to join our friendly team at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust. As one of the busiest acute trusts in London, based across Queen's Hospital in Romford, and King George Hospital in Goodmayes, our department includes Dietitians with specialist skills in oncology, advanced nutrition support, surgery, gastroenterology, stroke/neurosciences, critical care and paediatrics.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for a band 5 Dietitian to consolidate or expand experience in the acute setting, over four rotations across our two hospitals. You will work closely with our Specialist Dietitians to develop your knowledge and skills, with responsibility for a designated inpatient and outpatient clinical caseload.

We are committed to professional and personal development so you will benefit from many opportunities to participate in service improvement, whilst being supported to progress your own career objectives. The department is actively involved in education of other health care professionals and students you will be expected to participate in this training.

A recognised degree/diploma in Dietetics including eligibility to register with the HCPC is essential, alongside proven communication, teamworking and clinical skills, across a variety of disease states and dietetic therapies.

Main duties of the job

To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols.

To provide evidenced based information, advice and education to relatives, carers and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of dietetic intervention and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

To be responsible as an autonomous practitioner for a designated inpatient and outpatient clinical caseload

About us

We're an organisation that is getting better and better. We were the most improved Trust in England for A& E performance in 2023/24 we're no longer in special measures and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, has been named the top CEO by the Health Service Journal. Our improvements are driven by a determination to deliver care we're proud of and that our patients are happy with.

Many of our 8,000 staff - who come from 146 different countries - live in the three diverse London boroughs we serve and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. More than 400 of them are on apprenticeship programmes and we're proud to be a London Living Wage employer.

We operate from two main sites - King George Hospital (KGH) in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023.

Patients across north east London are benefitting from two new state of the art theatres at KGH and our Community Diagnostic Centres at Barking Community Hospital and St George's Health and Wellbeing Hub will significantly increase the number of scans that can be carried out.

We're looking forward to introducing an electronic patient record next year. This will mean the records of any patient visiting one of the seven hospitals run by BHRUT and Barts Health will be accessible to the clinical teams. It'll make things easier for staff and will be better for patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics or equivalent



  • Able to demonstrate good written, electronic and oral communication skills with people from a variety of backgrounds, without risk of misunderstanding



  • Experience of working with a variety of inpatients in the NHS acute setting in particular care of the elderly, and nutrition support on general medical and surgical wards


  • Recent post qualification dietetic experience
  • Audit & research experience
  • Experience of undertaking outpatient clinics & talks

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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