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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Newly qualified? or an experienced Band 5 looking for a change ?

Looking to experience a wide range of dietetics?

Then this rotational post in Blackpool is for you!

We have a vacant band 5 position within our acute and community teams, the opportunities for gaining experience is great for students or someone who wants to broaden their knowledge of dietetics.

We are an adult team that spans acute and community work and offer opportunities to learn and develop skills in a supportive environment. We have developed competencies for Band 5 dietitians to ensure their development and support throughout their rotations and with great opportunities for supervision and learning.

Within the acute rotation you will experience medical and surgical rotations with the chance to work with specialist colleagues in the areas of Critical Care, Stroke Unit, Renal, Nutritional Support Team and Head and Neck Cancer. Blackpool Teaching Hospital is also the Regional Tertiary Centre for Haematology and Cardiology.

The community team have a variety of dietitians who work in Home Enteral Feeding, Adult long term Conditions: Nutrition Support and Diabetes. We also are the team for the Local Specialist Obesity service and work closely with other MDT members.

(previous applicants need not apply)

As a Trust, we recommend that individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry a general clinical caseload including assessments, treatment plans and the delivery of dietetic interventions to support adult long term conditions in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • To deliver the service in line with all relevant legislation, national and local policies, procedures and standards.
  • To contribute to the development, supervision, assessment and training of pre-registrant student dietitians.
  • To contribute to prevention and treatment of malnutrition by promoting MUST screening throughout primary and secondary care, providing education programs and enhancing timely access to dietetic expertise.

About us

The Trust's mission is Together We Care which encompasses the strategic vision for operating as a high performing organisation within an Integrated Care System (ICS), which provides quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way through our values-driven, skilled and motivated workforce:

People-centred - Serving people is the focus of everything we do

Positive - having a can do response whatever the situation

Compassion - always demonstrating we care

Excellence - continually striving to provide the best care possible.

Our Values are drivers for the behaviours that all our staff strive to demonstrate.

The values and behaviours have been and continue to be embedded and communicated across the organisation via a number of initiatives - including our recruitment processes, corporate induction, team briefings, meetings, appraisals and our annual awards ceremony.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In the community you will work with long term conditions such as diabetes and COPD, as well as working with colleagues in Home Enteral |Feeding and the Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Mutli- Disciplinary Team.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience acute and community dietetic services within the same trust, develop skills and learn from experienced clinicians. We are committed to job planning and maintaining a safe caseload, we are active in student training and have strong clerical support in each team.

(Ability to drive and access to a suitable vehicle is essential for community work)

We are a very friendly and supportive team and would welcome an informal chat about the posts on offer!

Please ensure you read through the attached Job Description and Person Specification before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of the BDA



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High Standard or written and spoken English
  • Report writing skills



  • Commitment to personal CPD
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Ability to prioritise caseload
  • Knowledge of governance agenda
  • Ability to communicate to a variety of individuals and groups
  • Team Player
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing pressures of work
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Aware of record keeping standards

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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