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Band 3 Dietetic Support Worker – Home Enteral Nutrition Service

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96655-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£19,737 - £21,142

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you a proactive person with excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills?

Are you keen to contribute to the provision of high quality health care for individuals and families in the community?

As a result of a forthcoming vacancy, we are looking for an enthusiastic Dietetic Support Worker to assist our friendly team in providing services to patients requiring enteral nutrition (tube feeding) in their own homes throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The post holder will be involved in varied duties, both office-based, and in patients’ homes and other settings.

The role has a strong focus on training for individuals and groups, and assisting the dietitians with monitoring the nutritional needs of individual patients, including measuring weight and height. Administrative duties include record keeping, data input, making appointments, monitoring equipment requirements and supplies, and liaising with the companies responsible for delivery of equipment to patients’ homes.


You will work alongside and be supported by the Dietitians working in the service, three other Dietetic Support workers, and administrative staff.


You will need excellent team-working, communication, organisational and IT skills, along with a desire to work with patients, relatives, carers and other professionals. Previous experience of working with patients in a caring, healthcare-related field is needed for this post, but Dietetic service experience is not required.


The post will be based in the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service Headquarters, close to the M1/M69 junction. You will need to be a car driver, and be willing to use your car during the working day.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Anne Mensforth, Clinical Dietetic Manager, or Helen Gibbs, Senior Specialist Dietitian on: 0116 2227161 or email or


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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