Band 5

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Diagnostic and Clinical Support
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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East Lancashire
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
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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 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

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


Exciting opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic Dietitian to join our innovative and dynamic team of over 60 staff.


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, 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 dietetic provision to our rehabilitation hospitals alongside general outpatient clinics.


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


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


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 Trust covers a wide geographical area and the post holder will be expected to attend community clinics and domiciliary visits a car driver/owner would be desirable.


The department offers training to A, B and C placement dietetic students therefore 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 on a Band 4 pay scale awaiting HCPC registration.  We also accept applications from “return to practice” Dietitians and again tailored employment options and training packages are available to regain HCPC registration. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Tara Green

01282 602452

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