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Rotational Band 5 Dietitian

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Across ELHT
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
24/07/2022 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Are you an existing band 5 Dietitian looking to develop or broaden your skills or a newly qualified band 5 Dietitian looking for a permanent post that will form an excellent start to your career, or a return to practice Dietitian looking for a retraining opportunity?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Dietitian to join our innovative and dynamic Dietetic Department as a band 5 rotational Dietitian.

We offer an excellent band 5 rotation programme that will enable you to gain a broad range of experience in a number of clinical areas within busy acute hospitals and community working with a varied and diverse population group. Clinical specialities you will be able to gain experience in include gastroenterology, surgery, oncology, diabetes, renal, weight management, paediatrics, community nutrition support and home enteral tube feeding. The post holder will be provided with regular clinical supervision and extensive CPD opportunities and excellent clerical support.

The acute rotation will involve a variety of acute medical and surgical wards at Royal Blackburn Hospital and our rehabilitation hospitals at Burnley and Pendle.

The community rotation will include being a part of our community nutrition support team providing dietetic care to patients in their own homes, nursing homes and clinics. 

The Paediatric Rotation will include being part of our Paediatric team and providing dietetic care to children on the paediatric ward and in paediatric clinics. 

The WRD (Weight management, Renal and Diabetes) rotation will include being part of the WRD team and covering your own clinics in weight management and Diabetes as well as working with and providing support to specialist Renal, Diabetes and Weight Management Dietitians

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust is a large integrated health care organisation providing acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire in the heart of the North West. We are a specialist centre for many services including hepatobiliary, vascular, head and neck and cancer services, specialist cardiology services, a digestive diseases unit and being a network provider of Neonatal Intensive Care.

As the department covers a wide geographical area and the post holder will be expected to attend all our hospital sites, community clinics and domiciliary visits therefore a car driver/owner would be desirable.

The department offers training to A, B and C placement dietetic students and the post holder will be expected to be involved in the clinical teaching and assessments of students on placement, training will be provided.

Please note – Student Dietitians approaching the end of their training are welcome to apply, tailored employment options are available that will allow new graduates to commence in post as a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner until HCPC registration is received. 

 We also accept applications from “return to practice” Dietitians and again tailored employment options and training packages are available to regain HCPC registration. 

Dear Potential Applicant,


It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.


As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.


In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • BSc or MSc in Dietetics
  • • HCPC current registration.
Desirable criteria
  • • Clinical supervisory skills


Essential criteria
  • • Experience working or training in an NHS establishment
  • • Demonstrable evidence of ongoing CPD in Dietetics
  • • Experience of working as part of an MDT
Desirable criteria
  • • Post graduate dietetic experience
  • • Dietetic patient group education
  • • Involvement in BDA specialist interest groups

Skills & Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • • Organisational and time management skills.
  • • IT skills (competent in the use of Microsoft office applications)
  • • Ability to interpret clinical conditions including biochemistry
  • • Competence in calculating nutritional requirements and developing nutrition care plans.
  • • Negotiation, persuasion, motivating, counselling and problem solving skills
  • • Up to date knowledge of artificial nutrition support
Desirable criteria
  • • Audit experience

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions
  • • Ability to prioritise own caseloads effectively
  • • Effective working relationships with the Dietetic team and wider MDT’s
  • • Flexible, adaptable, creative and positive to change

Special Requirements

Essential criteria
  • • Commitment to work across all ELHT service delivery areas as required.
  • • Access to a car for work or ability to manage alternative transport arrangements

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tara Green
Job title
Dietetic Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01282 804700
Additional information

For any queries please contact Tara Green -  01282 804700