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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/07/2022.


Job Reference: 175-2223-2-PS3360

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.


Dietitian – suitable for newly qualified/return to practice
Band 5

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Full time, part time will be considered

Are you a graduating in 2022 or newly qualified Dietitian? Are you are Dietitian looking to return to practice? Have you applied for and awaiting HCPC registration?

Interested in a new challenge? Keen to make a difference in patient care at a leading cardiothoracic hospital based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus?

We have recently expanded our dietetic service. This means we have an exciting opportunity for two Band 5 Dietitian to join our experienced and friendly team of Dietitians. These role are rotational and offers the opportunity to work within a variety of specialist areas from cardiac and thoracic surgery to cardiology and long term respiratory. There is the support to learn specialist dietetic skills in clinical areas such as heart and lung transplant, management of chylothorax, weaning from ventilation, Cystic Fibrosis and complex tube feeding. Group education of patients in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is possible within this role.

We have an established student training programme in which you will be involved and there are opportunities to contribute to audits, service development and publication of articles and abstracts to build your CPD portfolio.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as ‘‘Outstanding’’ in all areas by the CQC and provides a supportive workplace that upholds Trust values of ‘Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration’. We are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion; both as an employer and a service provider.

About you:

Perhaps you are a band 5 Dietitian looking for an exciting new role to enhance your skills and advance your career. Or are soon to be a newly qualified band 5 Dietitian who has a real passion for nutrition support, rehabilitation and supporting patients in their recovery. Maybe you are a Dietitian who has previously held HCPC registration and looking to return to practice.

There is a possibility for part-time working therefore candidates interested in this should indicated this on their application and discuss it at interview. If you are looking to return to practice please make this clear in your application and contact us for an informal conversation.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

Your application (via NHS Jobs)

Please include in your Supporting Information how you will uphold the Trust values Compassion Excellence Collaboration

For further information or an informal conversation contact: Marilyn Hagan or Carol Holder on 01223 639372.

Closing date: 17/7/22

Interview date: 26/7/22   Via MS Teams


** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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