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Band 6 Specialist Dietitian (Neurosciences)

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join our team of friendly dietitians and assistants at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust. We are one of the busiest acute trusts in London, based across Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

The successful applicant will be working within our neurosciences team and cover an inpatient caseload on the neurosurgical and neurological wards, in addition to general medical wards. With training they will also provide support to the senior specialist neurosciences dietitian on the neuroscience critical care unit as required. The department is actively involved in the education of other health care professionals and student dietitians, and you will be expected to participate in this training

We are committed to professional and personal development, and you will benefit from many opportunities to develop and enhance the dietetic service whilst being supported in your own career development.

You need to have a recognised degree/diploma in Dietetics, be registered with the HCPC and have clinical knowledge and experience across a variety of disease states and dietetic therapies. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be a good team worker with the ability to use their own initiative.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high quality, evidence-based Nutrition and Dietetic service to inpatients and outpatients for Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

To be responsible for providing specialist nutritional care for a defined area including assessment, dietary therapy and monitoring to patients and their carers. The defined area includes, but is not limited to, stroke, neurosurgery and other neurological disorders, as well as care of the elderly, general medical and /or surgical wards

To act as a source of dietary expertise for colleagues and other health care professionals across the organisation.

To work as integral part of the Dietetic team in ensuring that the service is fully covered over the periods of leave

To contribute to the Trust clinical governance programme by participating in audits, development and implementation of evidence based guidelines/protocols/policies and continuing professional development

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 Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent. Registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council



  • Effective communication skills - be able to use various techniques to extract information and motivate clients in difficult/contentious circumstances. To be able to utilise communication and teaching skills to educate the diverse and multicultural population



  • Recent clinical experience in acute setting of at least 12-18 months post qualifying


  • Experience of working with multi- disciplinary teams
  • Clinical experience of working with patients with stroke or other neurological conditions
  • Evidence of teaching to other health care professional

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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