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Band 6 Senior Dietitian - Community Hospitals / Diabetes

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Primary Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Dietitian who enjoys working in an inpatient setting but also likes more flexibility and variety? Are you interested in working as part of a Multidisciplinary team providing nutritional care for people in community hospitals alongside Diabetes Clinics? Are you looking to progress from band 5 to band 6?

The Leicester Nutrition and Dietetic department are looking for a senior Dietitian to both manage a caseload of patients within across variety different community hospital settings as well as educating and promoting the importance of nutrition on the wards additionally working with a Multidisciplinary team within Diabetes outpatient clinics

Main duties of the job

The Community hospital Dietetic service covers 7 inpatient rehab sites across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. These sites provide Sub Acute, Complex Rehabilitation and End of Life Care to patients transferred from major hospitals including the University Hospitals of Leicester or alternatively patients can be admitted via their GP from home.

The team are involved it assessment and monitoring of patients on the wards, providing expert nutritional advice and support to patients, conducting regular training with ward staff, facilitating ward level multidisciplinary nutrition meetings, and ensuring appropriate discharges for patients. Due to the nature of the hospitals its not uncommon to see a wide variety of clinical conditions such as general rehab, stroke rehab requiring enteral feeding, dialysis patients and palliative care.

The Diabetes Clinics are a multidisciplinary clinic working with a wide variety of patients with Diabetes.

You will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Band 5 Dietitians, Dietetic support workers, including line management and support student training.

What we can offer

  • On-going support from a friendly and dedicated team
  • Flexible / remote working options in aims of supporting your lifestyle
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Great staff benefits which include salary sacrifice schemes

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A four-year Undergraduate Degree, or a Two year Post Graduate Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or similar non-UK qualification
  • UK Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council
Mobility Essential
  • Must own vehicle and willing to use. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience as a Graduate Dietitian
  • Has gained experience of Dietetics in a hospital or community setting
  • Previous experience of working in an Multi-Disciplinary Team
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Can demonstrate evidence of continued professional development
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Has excellent organisational skills
  • Evidence of post-registration work experience in a varied dietetic environment

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
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