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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2020.

Specialist Dietitian - Critical Care

Job Reference: 175-2021-2-DT2260

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Specialist Dietitian - Critical Care

£31,365 – £37,890 – Band 6

Fixed term - 6 months

Part Time - 30 hours per week 

Do you have a passion for critical care dietetics and supporting patients to recover? Would you like the opportunity to work with patients who have had received organ transplants or are being treated with ECMO at a national centre?

Would you like to work in a leading cardiothoracic hospital that has been awarded an “Outstanding” rating in all areas by the CQC?

This is a rare and exciting chance for a Dietitian to join our critical care team due to expansion. You will be working in a well-respected, proactive team who are essential to the MDT in critical care. You will be able to contribute to new ways of working, evidence based practice and audit. We are committed to sharing our expertise externally and you will be encouraged to advance your career, learn new skills and build your CPD portfolio. Our purpose built critical care unit is only 1 year old and you will be working in the heart of our new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

You will be an experienced Dietitian, looking for a new challenge and the chance to work for an outstanding rated hospital. You should be enthusiastic about critical care Dietetics and a good communicator. You will be a part of multidisciplinary meetings and ward rounds to discuss proposed nutrition plans and to maintain the high dietetic profile. A keen interest and experience in the area of nutritional support and enteral feeding is essential. Parenteral nutrition experience would be an advantage.

If you share our passion to provide outstanding care we would love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Part time hours / job share considered. Please don’t hesitate to contact Carolyn May or Sarah Airey who will be happy to help.

Tel:01223 639372 or Email:

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

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