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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Renal Dietitian

Job Reference: 405-20-AN056DIET

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Is Renal Dietetics for you? We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative dietitian for 22.5 hours per week to work in our specialist renal team in beautiful Dorset.  Covering all areas of renal dietetics your work will be fully embedded within the renal MDT, supported by four Renal Specialist Dietitians and the wider Dietetic Department of Dorset County Hospital. 

A varied job with patients at dialysis units and clinics around Dorset and South Somerset as well as inpatients in Dorchester. Applicants must therefore be able to meet the travel requirements of this post 

You will provide specialist advice, education and support to patients and their family or carers as well as other health professionals. Regular reviews and support from your line manager will help you develop your skills and training needs. This post requires specialist knowledge and skills but fast-track training for someone with interest and ability but little renal experience may be considered, depending on the applications received. Please phone to enquire. 

Dorset County Hospital Nutrition and Dietetics Department provides acute, community and renal specialist services from our base at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester and you will have easy access for peer and senior support. You will also build professional relationships with your non-Dietetic colleagues in the renal service.  The Department encourages CPD and benefits from good relationships with neighbouring Dietetic Teams, with twice-yearly Dorset-wide Dietetic CPD sessions in addition to monthly Departmental sessions. 

Dorset is an ideal place to live and has captivated film-makers, poets and writers with the outstanding beauty of its towns, villages, landscape and coastline. There is more to Dorset than just stunning scenery – the history of this county is rich and vivid and there are a myriad of events and attractions to suit every taste.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Isabel Hooley, Interim Renal Team Lead Tel: 07880474420 or


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

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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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