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Specialist Dietitian (Rotational)

Band 6

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Band 6
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum inclusive
26/06/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Specialist Dietitian (Rotational)

Are you keen to be part of a specialist dietetic team? We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and confident individual.

You should have leadership skills, the ability to work well within teams and be able to manage your time effectively. An interest in audit is also key to this role.

As a rotational post holder you will work within well-established multidisciplinary teams in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Band 6 dietetics rotations at UCLH are for 12 months and include bariatrics/obesity, the Nutrition Team (Intestinal Failure), Neurology, Oncology & Haematology, Head and Neck Cancer, Paediatrics and Metabolics. The starting rotation will be confirmed at on appointment.

  • Bariatrics – this post is based with the UCLH Obesity and Bariatric Service at UCH, you will work closely with another Band 6 Dietitian and a lead Band 7 Dietitian to provide a specialist service to surgical & medical obesity patients.


  • Head and Neck cancer – based at UCH you will join an established and experienced team of dietetics who provide a clinical service to every aspect of our Head and Neck pathway and who are highly valued and integrated core members of the Head and Neck multidisciplinary team. The post holder will primarily be responsible for managing inpatients along with one of our Band 7 dietitian’s as well as managing an outpatient clinic. We are a major surgical centre for H&N cancer as well as providing radiotherapy and chemotherapy services.


  • Metabolics – this post is based at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (NHNN) at Queen Square. Working as part of a small team the post holder is responsible for providing a specialist adult outpatient service to patients with inherited disorders of metabolism at the Charles Dent Metabolic Unit, the largest and oldest metabolic service in the UK.


  • Neurology – also based at the NHNN at Queen Square, as part of the neuro team this role provides a specialist inpatient service to wards at NHNN as well as our Hyper-acute Stoke Unit (HASU) on the UCH site.


  • Nutrition Team – based at UCH, you will work within our gastro dietetics team alongside a band 7 Dietitian and multidisciplinary Nutrition Team to provide a service to patients requiring parenteral nutrition and/or complex enteral nutrition support in our Intestinal Failure Service.


  • Oncology & Haematology – this post is based at UCH, you will work with site specialist cancer dietitians working within lower & upper GI, lung, gynaecology, brain, breast, haematology & transplant.


  • Paediatrics – this post is based at UCH, and joins a wider team of seven Dietitians who are responsible for dietetic services to neonatal, paediatric and adolescent patients. Specialist services, within this patient group, are provided to diabetes, oncology and haematology, and food allergy patients as well as premature babies.

We are a forward thinking and growing department of approximately 45 Dietitians, Dietetic Assistants and support staff committed to clinical governance initiatives. You will be actively involved in CPD and department activities.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, please contact, Ian Taylor, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics on 0203 447 9159 or Helen Kingett, Senior Specialist Dietitian Monday to Friday on 0203 447 9289.

Application forms and a job description can be obtained from The Recruitment Service, 2nd Floor West Wing, 250 Euston Road, NW1 2PQ. Tel: 0870 442 4529. Our recruitment lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm and Saturday, 9am to 2pm. Please quote the reference number. An employer committed to equal opportunities. Staff benefits include: pension scheme, nursery, play scheme, flexible working and subsidised catering. All jobs are open to job sharing with or without a partner. We actively discourage smoking at work.