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Band 6 Specialist HIV Dietitian

Job Reference: 295-38324LW

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Specialist Medicine
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

Band 6 Specialist HIV Dietitian

Are you looking for a new challenge as a qualified Dietitian with an interest in HIV wanting to try something different.  Come and join us.  You will be a valued member of our dynamic multidisciplinary team where your opinion counts. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated Dietitian to join our small therapy team within the larger HIV multidisciplinary team for a 12 month period. The post holder will work alongside another specialist HIV dietitian as well as occupational therapists, therapy support workers, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists and medical team. 


Clinical work is predominantly in the out-patient setting with some specialist inpatient work, working with individuals and groups and will focus on dietary and specialist drug adherence advice.  Teaching skills, a multidisciplinary approach and enthusiasm for research and a developing the service are essential as there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in national initiatives.


Excellent communication skills and a flexible approach will be key requirements as well as exemplary team working, organisational and time management skills.  


An interest in HIV is essential, however previous experience in HIV is not necessary.


The large dynamic dietetic department offers excellent training and development opportunities. You will be supported by a progressive Dietetic department with staff within the acute setting and community setting, together with the support that a large Therapy Directorate offers.

Applicants must be flexible and be prepared to participate in evening clinics and 7 day working as required.


The department gives CPD a high priority, actively takes both B and C placement dietetic students, and has excellent IT and secretarial support.


If you would like to discuss this post further, contact Catriona McClafferty, Clinical Team Leader, on 0121 4242073 or Elizabeth Stevens. Team Leader on 0121 4242360

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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