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Senior Specialist Dietitian

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are really excited to be recruiting into a newly created Band 7 post within the renal dietetic team at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a large teaching hospital within Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced renal dietitian to join our supportive team comprising of an 8A Dietetic Clinical Team Lead, Band 7, 6 and 5 renal dietitians and a renal dietetic assistant.

You will have the opportunity to nutritionally manage all different types of renal patients including pre-dialysis, haemodialysis, PD, conservative management, EPS, transplant, and AKI. You will have a varied inpatient and outpatient caseload including complex renal inpatients. The renal team has a large outpatient service covering 7 haemodialysis satellite units and multiple weekly pre-dialysis, home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis outpatient clinics. The post holder will take the lead in service evaluation and development projects. You will also be required to provide clinical supervision and direct line management to Band 5 and 6 renal dietitians within the team.

Main duties of the job

At Manchester Royal Infirmary, we have a well-established student training programme and you will be actively involved in student training with support to develop clinical supervisory skills. The post offers excellent facilities and support for continued professional development. It is the ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their clinical skills whilst being able to contribute to clinical effectiveness within the Trust.

You will be encouraged to work as part of the renal multidisciplinary team and to participate in teaching, service development, academic and clinical meetings. A flexible attitude, excellent interpersonal and team working skills are essential along with an excellent knowledge of renal dietetics and nutrition support.

To apply for this post you must have a degree, postgraduate diploma or Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and current HCPC registration.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualification / Education


  • BSc. or MSc. in Dietetics or BSc. In relevant science plus Post Graduate Diploma or MSc in Dietetics
  • Clinical Educators Course
  • Completion of validated/nationally recognised post-graduate training or equivalent in the specialist area
  • Member of relevant clinical specialist interest group
  • State registration via Health and Care Professions Council

Knowledge and experience


  • Significant postgraduate clinical experience which includes a reasonable amount of time working in a post incorporating the relevant specialty, following post-graduate experience as a Dietitian in a broad rotational post
  • Experience of supervision of qualified staff, students and assistants
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development to a specialist level
  • Highly comprehensive specialist knowledge of dietetic assessment and treatment techniques
  • Working knowledge of local and national policies and procedures e.g. British Dietetic Association/Health and Care Professions Council Code of Conduct/Ethics, Health and Safety, Infection Control, Equality and Diversity
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working

Clinical Skills/Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Good organisational / planning / prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrate complex body composition measurement skills
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate to encourage reluctant and challenging patients
  • Effective written communication skills e.g. clinical records, reports to other health care professionals and external agencies
  • Well developed concentration, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work autonomously with ability to seek guidance appropriately with individuals or in a group setting

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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