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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/04/2021.

Senior Specialist Dietitian Adult Nutrition Support Team

Job Reference: 358-3012196-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nutrition & Dietetics
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Have you a solid background in artificial nutritional support and enjoy team based working?

We are looking for a Dietitian with excellent communication skills, to work as a much valued core member of the Adult Nutrition Support/Intestinal Failure Team based mainly at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site but working on our other hospital sites (the Leicester General and Glenfield Hospitals) to meet patient need. The role is diverse and includes:-

  • Providing a comprehensive expert dietetic service to adult inpatients requiring Parenteral Nutrition via a multi-professional nutrition support team round.
  • Providing a specialist dietetic service as part of the Nutrition Support Team for adult Home Parenteral Nutrition patients including outpatient clinics, remote weekly monitoring and a fortnightly MDT.
  • To provide effective communication on aspects of artificial nutrition support and nutritional management of intestinal failure e.g. with stoma specialist nurses and home care companies.
  • To provide teaching and training of healthcare professionals, carers and patients and resource development.To contribute to pre-registration training of Dietitians


    This post offers an exciting opportunity for a Senior Dietitian to work in the friendly Nutrition and Dietetic Service as part of the Adult Nutrition Support/ Intestinal Failure Team working across Clinical Management Groups in the Trust. Specialities include Gastroenterology, Surgery and Oncology.

    You will work alongside an expert dietetic and nutrition specialist nursing team, as well as the wider Leicester Intestinal Failure team with Consultant Gastroenterologists, Chemical Pathology and Pharmacy. This will give you a great opportunity to develop broad experience in nutritional support in the field of Parenteral Nutrition / Intestinal Failure. Previous experience in Parenteral Nutrition is required.

    The Trust’s nutrition and dietetic service has a strong commitment to professional and personal development.

    There are well defined CPD and clinical supervision models in place within the service to support you.

    We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the trust clinical governance and risk management agenda and has an established clinical audit programme which you will be encouraged to contribute to.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name:Melanie Baker

Job title: Clinical & Speciality Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 0116 258 6988

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

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

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