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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Community Dietitian - Band 6

Job Reference: 323-KPG2052

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,922 - £40,872 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Community Dietitian - Band 6

We are looking for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join our Community Dietetic team based at Ashford and St Peters Hospital to cover maternity leave. The established Community Dietetics team offer support to a range of patients in care homes and the community requiring nutrition support advice, enteral feeding, and those with complex needs who are unable to attend outpatient clinics. The team also provide support to inpatients at Walton and Woking community hospitals. Team members work closely with SLT colleagues, other health care professionals, palliative care teams, carers and patients and family members to ensure that patients are receiving optimum levels of appropriate nutrition and hydration, provided in a safe and supported environment.

The community Dietetic team form part of the Ashford and St Peter’s Dietetic Department to provide nutrition and dietetic services to CSH Surrey community Hospitals’ in-patients and staff and to community based patients in need of dietetic advice and review. This includes establishing and monitoring home based patients on enteral feeds.

As a practitioner with a high degree of autonomy you will take responsibility for planning and delivering your own caseload acting as a source of expertise on dietetic/nutritional management to patients, carers, GPs, consultants as well as other health care professionals in both hospital and community settings

The successful candidate will take an active role within the general functioning of the Dietetic Department, including contributing to student training.

Successful candidates must have a degree in Dietetics (or equivalent qualification), be registered with HCPC and ideally have successfully completed a post registration PENG course in Nutritional support.

Flexibility, and good organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to this community-based role. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent team working skills and enthusiasm. The post holder must have a valid UK licence and access to a car.


For further information about this post, please contact:

Sarah Boyle, Specialist Dietitian on, 07773 937901 .


Processing your Application

Your application will be transferred from NHS Jobs into the Trust's Careers Portal. Once your application has transferred, you will receive an email inviting you to register and log into the Careers Portal. From here you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

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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