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Senior Specialist Dietitian

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Senior Specialist Dietitian -Intestinal Failure Team Band 71.0 WTE Fixed Term Contract up to 12 months

Are you keen to join a specialist and innovative Intestinal Failure multidisciplinary team?

This opportunity for a band 7 Dietitian has arisen due to a maternity leave of the existing post holder.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Dietitian with existing experience and specialist knowledge of parenteral nutrition to work within the Trust. You should have strong leadership skills, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to work effectively within teams and be able to manage your time effectively in a constantly changing environment.

The teams have a strong research ethos and an interest in research and audit, as well as education and training are pivotal to this role.

Main duties of the job

We are a forward-thinking Nutrition and Dietetics Service, committed to clinical governance initiatives. You will be actively involved in CPD and department activities.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a large Intestinal Failure centre working with an experienced and established team and alongside a rotational band 6 Dietitian

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Four year degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registered


  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) or equivalent association
  • Post registration training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Post graduate study in specialist area of dietetics e.g. PENG course, paediatric/renal modules



  • Comprehensive post registration clinical experience
  • Clinical experience in the specialist area of dietetics


  • Involvement in relevant specialist interest group

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Awareness of need for confidentiality and issues of consent

Personal and People Development


  • Experience of training student dietitians/other HCPs


  • Experience in the support and development of junior members of staff
  • Teaching on degree (or higher level) / professional course

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • Being familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control.
  • Completing all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.
  • Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently.

Health, Safety and Security


  • Knowledge & understanding of clinical governance and risk management and relevance to dietetics

Quality and service improvement


  • Experience in project management

Information collection and analysis including IT skills


  • Anthropometry skills
  • Experience of conducting audit and/or research, including the ability to analyse and interpret statistics
  • Computer literacy

Equality and Diversity


  • Awareness of equal opportunities and diversity and demonstratable understanding of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Knowledge of the NHS obligations under the Equality Act2010 and the Public SectorEqualityDuties

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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