Specialist Dietitian

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Dietetics
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £29,181 - £35,899 plus package

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Specialist Dietitian

Specialist Dietitian

Band 6 / Professional

Salary £29,181 - £35,899  plus package.

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (part time would be considered)

Fixed term contract: 1 year (maternity cover)

Location - Northampton


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic HCPC registered Dietitian with excellent communication skills and self-motivation to join St. Andrew’s Healthcare, a leading, not for profit, provider of in-patient psychiatric care. This post will be on our Northampton site, which provides care to men and women within medium and low secure and locked units. Meeting nutritional needs in this context can be challenging but very rewarding with the opportunity to make a significant difference to patient care. Support will be available from your line manager and colleagues in the dietetic team. We are committed to on-going professional development and have monthly professional meetings which you will be supported to attend. 


This post would be suitable for a Band 5 dietitian who feels ready to progress to Band 6 or someone already working at a Band 6 level already. This role will build on your existing dietetic skills - clinical knowledge, communication skills, motivational interviewing, case load management and collaborative working.


Working as part of the friendly dietetic team a large part of your case load would be to manage the nutritional needs of patients within the Brain injury integrated practice unit (IPU). Your dietetic caseload would be varied and could include management of nutrition support, Diabetes (type 1 and type 2), weight management, dysphagia diets, food allergies and intolerance and management of over and under hydration. Previous experience of working with a variety of nutritional needs would be desirable for this post.


Support will be provided by the band 7 dietitians within the department and the department benefits from dietetic assistant input. St Andrews has a strong ethos of multidisciplinary working and has close links with Speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and the ward teams. The dietetics team also works closely with the on-site catering team who provide a fresh cook catering service, which is tailored to patient’s needs.


St Andrews Healthcare offers an attractive benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with the NHS, 35 days annual leave, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, healthcare cash plan, free parking and paid DBS application.


We welcome requests for further information or a site visit, please contact Rebecca Forster (advanced specialist dietitian) on 01604 616116 or Nicola Wolfe (advanced specialist dietitian) 01604 6018686.  We are always looking out for talented Dietitians to join the team so if you are interested in other opportunities within the team please also send your CV specifying what you are interested in.


Closing Date: Sunday 24th February 2019

Interview Date: TBC