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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2019.


Job Reference: 347-1771186-A

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Band 5 Dietitian
Southport, Southport
£24,214-£30,112 per annum

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.


Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport Hospital

£24,214-£30,112 pa


Band 5

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours- Monday to Friday between 08:30am-16:30pm.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is a progressive NHS Trust. It is committed to providing and developing innovative high quality services to the communities that it serves.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dietitian to gain invaluable experience within an experienced Adult Dietetic Team. We welcome applications from either newly qualified or experienced dietitians.

Acute Adult Dietetic Service

We provide in-patient dietetic services to a range of medical and surgical wards at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and at Ormskirk District General Hospital.

The successful post holder would also support other members of the team during annual leave or sickness and this will give the opportunity to gain skills in areas such as oncology, stroke, gastroenterology and the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre.

The Dietetic Department supports student training as we recognise they could be our future work force. The department will offer training and support to a dietitian who hasn’t had the opportunity to work with a student before.

We offer you:
• Trust induction
• Local induction and ongoing support and training
• Preceptor and support if newly qualified
• Supervision in line with Therapy Services guideline
• Appraisal with review
• Access to relevant internal and external training as identified through the appraisal system.
• In service training

Successful Candidates must have:
• Degree in Dietetics (or equivalent)
• Be HCPC registered (or due to register this Summer on completion of relevant course)

Please ensure that you demonstrate in your application how you meet the essential and non-essential aspects of the JD and Specification as we use this to short list.

If you believe you have the skills that we are looking for and are ready for a challenge then we want to hear from you

Advertised Date - 16th September 2019

Closing Date - 30th September 2019

Shortlisting Date – 7th October 2019

Interview Date - 15th October 2019

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults/ disclosure)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicola Ivanovic Head of Therapy Services 01704 704147

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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