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Registered Dietitian- Community B5

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview of Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity for a registered dietitian or a pre-registered dietitian has arisen to work in the Oldham community dietetics team. The team primarily provides assessment and interventions for adults who needs nutritional support and home enteral feeding. The service is generally delivered in the patient's own home but some patients are also seen in a clinic environment and also in care home settings.

We are a team of therapists who work together with patients and their family/support networks to optimise nutritional support and monitor and implement home enteral feeding.

You will undertake the nutrition assessment of patients referred to the dietetic service using analytical skills and evidence based practice to calculate nutritional requirements and formulate an individual treatment plan, under the guidance of the specialist/highly specialist dietitian where required.

We are supported by a Team Lead/clinical lead dietitians. We are innovative and pride ourselves on offering evidence based, quality care to patients in Oldham community.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • To provide assessment and intervention for patients who has been referred to the dietetics service using skill, knowledge, and professional expertise.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner in the community, being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your work, managing your own complex caseload and maintaining patient records.
  • Excellent communication skills will be required to liaise effectively with treating clinicians, the patient, their family members, and community services and support networks throughout the patient pathway.
  • The role involves clinical, leadership and educational opportunities to develop outstanding evidence-based practice in the community dietetics service.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information

around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration or pending
  • BSc. or MSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics Or BSc. in relevant science followed by Post Graduate Diploma


  • Evidence of working/placement in community setting
  • Placement/experience within NHS setting

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Knowledge of nutritional needs and nutritional assessment
  • Basic competence in calculating nutritional requirements
  • Competent to develop nutritional care plans
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and work in multi- disciplinary teams
  • Basic IT Skills


  • Reflective practice and portfolio development skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Evidence of CPD/research interest
  • Basic competencies in calculating enteral feeding requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


The Link Centre

140 Union Street



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