Job type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £33,706 - £40,588 a year

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Band 6

Main area
Specialist Oncology Dietitian
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Full time - 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
City Campus
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
15/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

Are you a dietitian with broad range of clinical experience and an interest in working within oncology? Do you have a passion for improving patient outcomes with best nutritional care? Then an exciting permanent post has become available as part of our team at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust. As a service, we are committed to continuing professional development for all our staff through a range of opportunities that include recognised training courses, involvement in service development and audit. We have supported staff through a number of development opportunities including Masters, HEEM and travelling Scholarship programmes.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary please familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

This post is aligned to funding for a nutritional rehabilitation pathway for lung cancer patients, the post holder will be involved in the development and delivery of the new pathway working alongside the MDT to support patients through radiotherapy and oncology treatment. The post holder will work within a team of oncology dietitians and cover a varied inpatient and outpatient caseload. The successful candidate will support a variety of complex nutritional interventions i.e. bowel obstruction, pancreatic insufficiency. The team are also involved in a variety of improvement/audit projects and the successful candidate would have the opportunity to support.

You’ll need to have excellent communication and leadership skills, a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and workload and that of other members of staff within a supportive team. Experience of nutritional support and evidence of a varied clinical experience including enteral feeding is essential. HCPC registration is essential.

Working for our organisation

We are a large and friendly department of around 90 staff including assistants and technicians providing dietetic and nutrition support across all areas of the Trust and beyond. The Service has excellent IT facilities and a dedicated group of non-registered staff who help provide dietetic support. Support would be available from dietitians working in other specialties provided from City Campus, including gastroenterology, critical care, burns, cardiac, renal, CF, other areas of oncology (including head and neck) and haematology.

The Trust is committed to providing excellent nutritional care, led by its Nutrition and Hydration Steering committee. We have close links with the University of Nottingham, and take student dietitians for A, B and C placements.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You should have experience of working as a dietitian, have excellent communication skills, self-motivation, have a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and workload within a supportive team. Nutritional support skills are essential and additional training and support will be provided to develop these skills. As part of this role you will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). You will look after a mixed caseload of inpatients as well as outpatients clinics including patients undergoing treatments (such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy). Please refer to the job description and personal specification attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • HCPC registered


Essential criteria

  • Experience as a dietitian in nutritional support

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in Oncology

Analytical and judgement

Essential criteria

  • Able to interpret complex information to make decisions


Essential criteria

  • Able to communicate with a range of individuals on complex matters
  • Able to work within an MDT


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.


  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service - I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Departmentconfidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.
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Deadline: 24-06-2023

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