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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/04/2021.


Job Reference: 165-21-04-030

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Dietetics & Nutrition
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.


The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Band 5£24,214 - £30,112Dietitian

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term – 18 months

Are you looking for an exciting Band 5 Dietitian post that would give you a varied experience to kick start your dietetic career? Are you an enthusiastic, innovative and proactive Dietitian, with excellent clinical, communication and team working skills? If so, you are what we are looking for.

A vacancy has arisen for a Band 5 Dietitian post, which spans all care settings including both Hospital and Community. The post is rotational across care settings and includes opportunities to complete rotations within a number of specialties including Surgery, Oncology, Diabetes, Paediatrics and Gastroenterology.

We are a warm, friendly, supportive and forward thinking department. We are unique in that we provide a national award winning Nutritional Prescribing service for the CCG. A recent challenge successfully undertaken was the development of the Rotherham Enteral Tube Feeding Service. This involves Advanced Practitioner Dietitians leading on the entire care of Enteral Feeding including gastrostomy tube replacements and stoma site care. Other areas of Advanced Dietetic Practice in the department are Diabetes and Non-Medical Supplementary Prescribing.

We are a fully integrated service with Hospital and Community and have excellent links with our CCG, GPs, Hospital Specialist services and surrounding Trusts. As a department we support and encourage CPD and are an active participant in Student dietetic training clustering with Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham University. Our Trust is one of the early implementers of Fully Integrated Community and Hospital Services.

On appointment the post holder will be based in either the hospital or community team and the type of workload will differ depending on their location. Areas of work may include outpatient clinics; in patient ward work; home visits; care home work; training and education to patients, carers, clients and health care professionals; development of resources for the department. The post holder will also be involved in service wide meetings, participate in audit, clinical supervision and Journal club activities.

The post will be part of the Rotherham wide Nutrition and Dietetic Service including 24 Dietitians along with support from Dietetic Assistants and Administrative staff.

For further information please contact Sri Kakarlapudi, Clinical Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics on 01709 426244 or e-mail or Sharron Cussens, Administrative Lead, on 01709 426244 or email

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

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Please ensure your application includes referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. TRFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

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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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