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Rotational Dietitian

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Dietetic team. The role offers the opportunity to work within a variety of different specialist areas including Oncology, Stroke, Gastroenterology and Surgery. There is support to learn specialist skills in a variety of different clinical areas. You will work within Colchester General Hospital with an acute caseload, a weekly outpatient clinic and time with their specialist rotation.

There may also be opportunities to gain experience in Paediatric and Renal Dietetics. Please highlight in your application if you have an interest in Paediatrics, as additional opportunities may be available for the right candidate.

We have an established student training programme in which you will be involved and there are opportunities to contribute to audits and service development and to receive training to build your CPD portfolio.

This is a fixed term/secondment opportunity until 30th April 2025

Main duties of the job

Surgical/ Gastro/ Critical Care Rotation

To provide an in-patient service by advising on the management and treatment of adult patients on surgical, gastroenterology, medical, orthopaedic and Care of the Elderly wards.

To provide an outpatient service to referred patients within Colchester Hospital & community locations

Oncology Rotation

To work with Specialist Dietitians within Oncology to provide an inpatient and outpatient service to oncology patients and provide additional support as required

Medical/Stroke Rotation

To provide an in-patient service by advising on the management and treatment of adult patients on Stroke, Orthopaedic and Care of the Elderly wards.

Community Rotation

Care for patients in a 1:1 setting in their own homes, care homes or outpatient clinics, community hospitals, or in group education settings

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oBSc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • oCurrent HCPC registration in Dietetics


  • oMember of British Dietetic Association



  • oExperience of working within a team
  • oExperience of working in different clinical settings within student training



  • oGood time management and ability to prioritise workload


  • oBasic IT skills in order to be able to use Trust Intranet and to input patient activity data
  • oAble to use PowerPoint Programme

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital/Community



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