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Specialist Community Dietitian

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to gain dietetic experience in the community setting working with a variety of health care professionals? Then this post could be for you!

City & Hackney is a diverse and exciting place to work. We are looking for a motivated team player with clinical dietetic experience to join our innovative and proactive dietetic team of community Dietitians. The small community team is part of the wider Adult Community Rehabilitation Team including Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Rehab Assistants.

The community dietetic team is also a part of Homerton University Hospital including acute dietetics, paediatrics, bariatrics and diabetes services. We actively promote working together to ensure seamless care across the acute and community setting.

Main duties of the job

The post will give you the opportunity to maintain and develop your clinical skills in the area of Nutrition Support including Home Enteral Feeding , IBS, gastroenterology, palliative care, neurology, oncology and other general dietetic referrals

You will be working with patients and carers in the community setting assessing and treating clients in their own homes, nursing homes and in the clinic outpatient setting.

The successful candidate will be an excellent team player, will possess excellent clinical reasoning skills, a balance of empathy and emotional resilience and advanced communication skills. We are committed to work-based education and training to improve clinical skills and we actively encourage CPD and audit. You will take an active part in training students and other staff.

This post is located in the community and you will be based at Orsman Road and may be required to work at various sites as dictated by the needs of the service.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Skills / Experince / Other


  • BSc Nutrition & Dietetics or relevant postgraduate qualification
  • HCPC registered
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with people from a variety of backgrounds e.g. via advocacy/interpreters
  • Experience of delivering undergraduate student supervision and clinical education to graduate standard in area of speciality
  • Actively seeks advice regarding complex safeguarding concerns
  • Considerable postgraduate clinical dietetic experience working in the acute / community clinical setting
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with relevant colleagues
  • Able to set priorities and meet deadlines in spite of repeated interruptions
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Trust Values


  • Ability to provide highly specialised advice concerning the care of patients
  • Leadership skills
  • Low FODMAP trained

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


N1 5RA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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