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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2020.

Specialist Liver & Hepatobiliary Disease Dietitian

Job Reference: 304-A-20-91982

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Do you want to be a Band 7 specialist Dietitian at University Hospitals Birmingham? Are you looking to further develop your career? Do you have an interest in adult acute in and outpatients? Do you have a passion for providing specialist nutrition support? Would you like to work in Europe’s largest liver transplant centre and a specialist tertiary centre for HepatoPancreaticoBiliary (HPB) surgery? If so then we have the post for you.

Due to some new funding within the team, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 7 Liver and HPB Dietitian. We require a highly motivated, flexible, innovative Dietitian with exceptional time management skills, good interpersonal skills and an ability to work safely, responsively and effectively as part of a team in the areas of complex nutritional support and enteral nutrition.

The successful candidate will assist in leading the liver and HPB team of dietitians which consists of; 2.8 WTE band 7 dietitians, 1.0 WTE band 6 dietitians and 0.27 WTE dietetic assistant.

The post will involve providing specialist nutritional care to patients with acute and chronic liver disease, pre and post liver transplant, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and undergoing pancreatic surgery. The service covers both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The post consists of a 0.9 WTE band 7 post fixed-term for two years. The post holder will be expected to have experience in managing junior members of staff and service development. Prior experience in managing liver and HPB patients, home enteral feeding, managing pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and conducting anthropometric assessment are desirable.

We are a large Nutrition and Dietetic Department with over 40 Dietitians. As a Department we support CPD for both personal and service development to promote evidence based practice. We support audits and research. We also train B and C placement students.

For further information, including arranging a time to visit the service on the day of the interview please contact Susan Price or Elizabeth Bradley on 0121 371 3485 or email: or

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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