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Band 5 Rotational Dietitian

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • The Band 5 rotational role provides experience in a variety of settings across UHCW and may be placed within any of the services supported by UHCW Dietitians.
  • Provides a professional dietetic service for adults and paediatrics, across a range of general medical and surgical inpatient wards, outpatient clinics and the community at UHCW.
  • Assesses and treats own workload of patients / clients and maintains associated records, with support as necessary from Senior colleagues.
  • Liaises with dietetic colleagues and other members of hospital staff as necessary e.g. medical, nursing, catering and other health professionals.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Main duties of the job

As a valued member of the Dietetic & SLT department, the post holder will be involved in a wide range of activities to support the patient journey. The post holder will adhere to the following:

  • To work autonomously to provide dietetic advice to adult and paediatric patients, their carers and staff with a range of medical conditions within in-patient, out-patient and community settings f within agreed protocols and guidelines and with support from senior colleagues when necessary including:
    • Carry out nutritional assessments (interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics, clinical condition and diet history) to determine nutritional problem.
    • Development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements, analysis of nutritional intakes sometimes using specialist IT systems, client centred goals and discharge planning including patients on artificial nutritional support)
    • Prescription of dietary treatment and ACBS products for conditions where there are limited professional / clinical guidelines available
    • Facilitation of group sessions to support patient knowledge and behaviour change.
  • To be clinically competent to give dietetic advice, treatment and dietary counselling to patients in a variety of conditions across different settings.

  • About us

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

    We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

    Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

    We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

    By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

    The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Training and Education
  • To participate in the clinical supervision of student dietitians, including planning timetables and undertaking tutorials.
  • To carry out nutrition education & training for nurses, support workers, catering and medical staff as required.

  • Professional
  • To keep up to date with developments in dietetics participating in appropriate training and development activities
  • To actively participate and contribute to departmental clinical supervision group to ensure regular evaluation of practice through peer review.
  • To participate in the preparation and update of dietary information and resources.
  • To support and participate in dietetic staff meetings, sharing knowledge, evaluating, and improving service delivery.
  • To participate in the departments Clinical Governance programme including evidence-based practice workshops, clinical audit and reporting of clinical risks.
  • To document patient activity data in accordance with trust and professional standards.
  • To comment on nutrition & dietetic guidelines and procedures and proposes changes to working practice.
  • To participate in personal reviews and work to achieve agreed set objectives.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner working within the BDA Code of professional conduct and HCPC Standards of conduct, performance and Ethics and Standards of Proficiency (Dietitians).
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the profile of the Dietetic profession.
  • To ensure that all Trust wide and departmental standards and guidelines are maintained and monitored to improve the quality of total care, to all who encounter services provided by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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