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Specialist Dietitian Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers - Band 6


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Nutrition & Dietetics
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust
Gloucester, Cheltenham
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
14/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

1.0 WTE Band 6 Specialised Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) cancers Dietitian (Substantive)

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.

This new role provides an exciting opportunity to work within a regional Oncology Centre developing nutritional care to patients experiencing UGI cancers.

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Dietitian to support the implementation of this nutritional care. Working across our sites in delivering this care throughout the patient’s treatment pathway, including in/outpatient clinical areas alongside our UGI MDT, Trust Dietitians in Cancer care, Pre-habilitation, Home enteral feeding, etc. and in conjunction with Dietetic colleagues in neighbouring Trusts/Tertiary centres.

Your role will be directly supported by a Band 7 Highly specialist UGI Dietitian.

We have a large, friendly and supportive Dietetic Department and UGI cancers MDT

See full job description attached for further details, informal enquiries very welcome.

Main duties of the job

Experienced within the NHS on aspects of nutritional care for those adult patients receiving radical and palliative care for UGI cancers. Knowledge and experience of oncological and surgical treatments and delivering complex enteral nutritional support is beneficial.

We are looking for looking for well-developed communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills

You will need to be an active and integral member of the Dietetic and multidisciplinary professional UGI cancer Team at all levels, in addition to being a highly skilled autonomous practitioner. You will also be able to demonstrate flexible working.

Working for our organisation

We are a large friendly department based on 2 sites; Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) & Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH).

Within the department at GRH we have a team of Renal Dietitians, Paediatric Dietitians plus a Home Enteral Feed Team. At CGH we have a team of Oncology Dietitians plus the Acute team. We also have a Nutrition Team, a Specialist Gastroenterology Team and Specialist Diabetes dietitians working on both hospital sites.

Gloucestershire is a great area of the country in which to live with many areas of outstanding natural beauty, as well as excellent transport networks to the rest of the country.

Reasonably priced hospital accommodation may be available.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be directly responsible to the Joint Nutrition and Dietetic Service/Oncology Dietetic Lead and based on either the Gloucester or Cheltenham site. You will be working alongside the multidisciplinary team to design, plan, deliver, monitor and develop high quality nutritional care and education to patients with Upper GI cancers. Delivering complex nutrition support needs to this in and out-patient cohort.

You will be actively involved in the supervision, education and development of designated Band 6 and 5 staff and also contribute to the training of A, B & C students each year.

For further details please contact Nutrition and Dietetic Service Lead Dietitians Fiona Brown 0300 422 3460 or June Beharry 03004225506

Person specification

Qualifications / Experience

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Dietetics
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Post registration training e.g. Masters level in dietetics
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in UGI cancer care
  • Demonstrate experience of involvement in service development
  • Develop and deliver training materials to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible
  • Experience of effectively working relationship within a team
  • Prioritise workloads
  • Implement evidence- based practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Attendance on relevant accredited courses
  • Training and /or demonstrated experience in Leadership and Development
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in decision making all types of enteral/parenteral feeding
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge in decision making and parenteral tube feeding
  • Demonstrate contribution to treatment pathways and outcomes that have resulted in improvements
  • Experience of Leading and managing staff
  • Be responsible for clinical supervision of junior staff and students
  • Experience in implementing clinical governance
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Fiona Brown
Job title
Nutrition and Dietetic Service Lead Dietitian
Telephone number
0300 422 3460
Additional information

Contact Name: June Beharry

Contact Job Title:  Nutrition and Dietetic Service Lead Dietitian

Contact Telephone Number: 0300 422 5506