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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2021.

Dietetic Assistant

Job Reference: 321-MRC-3346610-B3-DA

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nutrition and Dietetics
John Radcliffe / Churchill Hospitals, Oxford
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum/ pro-rata

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

We are looking for a Dietetic Assistant to join our busy hospital based team of Dietitians. The Dietetic Assistant plays a critically important role in supporting our service. Applicants need to be interested in nutrition and working in a hospital environment. We welcome individuals who are organised, flexible, who can communicate well and can work independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities would include working closely with the catering team and helping patients who need special diets and ordering, supply and invoice processing for feed products. There is a general office administration as part of this role, including registering patient for home enteral feeding. Dietetic Assistants are also offered training to manage a small case load of patients requiring nutritional support, under the supervision of a dietitian.

The acute adult dietetics team is made up of approximately 40 Dietitians, 4 Dietetic Assistants, and administrative support on all sites. There are 7 acute clinical teams, each responsible for providing a service to an identified clinical area across all four acute hospitals in Oxfordshire, namely, the John Radcliffe, the Churchill, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Horton Hospital. We work closely across all four hospitals with staff and patients moving between them, shared CPD opportunities and joint meetings. We work closely with the children’s dietitians who are based in the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Closing Date - 15th August 2021

Proposed Interview Date - 25th August 2021


For further details / informal visits contact:

Telephone number01865221702Additional contact information

Laura Hayden - Dietetic Team Lead - Medicine & Stroke


Matt Newby - Dietetic Service Manager


No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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