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Specialist Community Dietitian Inpatients

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Bude and St Austell
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic innovative Dietitian who would like to work as part of a team delivering a wide range of nutrition and dietetic care within Cornwall Community. This vacancy is for a permanent band 6 inpatient Dietitian post (30 hours per week) working in Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Stratton and St Austell Community Hospitals.

The remit will be to contribute to the service under the guidance of the lead Dietitian, professional lead and operational manager. This will require input to patients and staff across a large geographical community area through one to one consultations and the engagement of multi professional colleagues in the implementation of practice. You will also be responsible for the supervision and management of dietetic assistants, band 5 Dietitian's and contribute to student placements.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a senior autonomous practitioner providing dietetic support and advice to patients and Health Professionals with a wide clinical remit.
  • To manage junior staff and support the lead and professional Dietitians.
  • To contribute to policy development.
  • To develop appropriate resources as required.
  • To keep accurate records in accordance with CFT and Health Professions Council regulations/policy.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Current professional Registration - HCPC.
  • Evidence of further formal study eg. Post Graduate course / Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in nutrition support and/or transferable clinical area.
  • Diploma/Degree in Dietetics.

Skills and Aptitude


  • Highly developed skills in clinical assessment, intervention and evaluation.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • An ability to work individually and as part of the wider MDT and communicate appropriately with all grades of staff, patients and their families.
  • Experience of presenting to mixed audiences eg. Patient groups, nursing staff, other AHP's and GP's.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Ability to motivate and develop junior members of the team to perform at a high level and be a good role model.
  • Ability to motivate patients to participate in treatment and educate them and their families regarding different treatment modalities.
  • Ability to manage own workloads and have the ability to manage, organise and supervise the workload of others when required.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Stratton and St Austell Community Hospitals

Base to be discussed and agreed with successful candidate

Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Bude and St Austell

PL31 2QT

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