Band 6 Senior Gastroenterology Dietitian – Dietetics: Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

Are you looking to increase your clinical dietetic skills in Gastroenterology? If so, we have an excellent opportunity to join the Gastroenterology Dietetic team based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, as part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust! We are excited to offer the successful candidate a permanent Band 6 Senior Gastroenterology dietetic post.

The post holder will work within the Gastroenterology Dietetic team, which consists of a Band 7 and a Band 6. The role will involve providing a dietetic service to both inpatient and outpatient Gastroenterology patients. Some of the clinical conditions covered will include IBD, IBS, ALD, Pancreatitis, Diverticulitis, Coeliac Disease, Gastroparesis and there will be opportunities to shadow Colorectal Surgery and Intestinal Failure Teams.

If this sounds like you, please contact us for more details and we look forward to receiving your application.

For further information, please contact Laura Cramp ( or Dan Griffith (

Main duties, tasks & skills required

Post qualification experience in an acute NHS hospital setting with a good knowledge of nutrition support, including oral and enteral nutrition, is essential. Experience working with patients with IBD, functional bowel disorders, and coeliac disease is desirable.

The day-to-day tasks will include managing an inpatient and outpatient caseload as well as attending multi-disciplinary meetings and working closely with the wider MDT. The applicant must demonstrate excellent communication skills and time-management capabilities.

Organisation, flexibility and an ability to problem solve and apply clinical reasoning effectively are essential as you will be working in a fast-paced and busy environment.

An integral part of the role will involve assisting with supervision of Band 5’s, and students and providing opportunity to contribute to audits/QI projects to improve patient care.

If you are a motivated and driven individual who is keen to contribute to the development of our dietetic department, we look forward to receiving your application!

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person specification



Evidence of relevant GCSE, NVQ,

GNVQ, AS and A levels

  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or


  • Registration with HCPC



Post-graduate experience relevant

to post

  • Teaching skills including supervisory

skills for student training

  • Relevant post registration

experience at entry to post

  • All types of nutritional support
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team


  • In depth knowledge of nutritional

assessment / nutritional screening


  • Up to date with clinical

developments, with evidence of

contributions to clinical meetings /

journal clubs


Evidence of relevant continued

professional development in following


Clinical e.g.

  • accredited specialist training courses
  • attendance at specialist group meetings of


  • attendance at relevant multi-disciplinary


  • Specialist experience relevant to clinical


  • Experience of clinical audit or research
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team work
  • Communication skills training or

counselling skills training

  • In depth knowledge of relevant clinical


  • Evidence of teaching groups of

professionals & patients

  • Evidence of clinical audit and/or research

Additional Criteria


Reliable, conscientious and flexible

  • Team player
  • Able to work with minimal


  • Able to achieve deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to work

at UHB

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to

train student dietitians and others

  • Commitment to CPD
  • Ability to work weekends as part of

a 7 day working pattern (when

appropriate service delivery allows

and commences

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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