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Band 5 Dietician - Bank


Main area
  • Flexible working
  • Other
0 hours per week (Bank)
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Across Morecambe Bay
Lancaster, Barrow, Kendal
£24,907 - £30,615 Pro Rata
Salary period
02/08/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Are you looking to start your career or want more flexible working hours? We have opportunities for qualified Dietitians to join our bank team. We are looking for enthusiastic and well-motivated, newly or recently qualified Dietitians to work with our friendly team. This post provides an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience.

Main duties of the job

You will be working closely with our supportive team of Dietitians, Dietetic Assistant Practitioner, Dietetic Assistants and secretaries responsible for providing a service across social and health care boundaries. The role includes working with MDT colleagues in both acute and primary care.

The post covers a range of inpatient work including medical, surgical, orthopaedics, oncology and stroke management as well as outpatient clinics. As part of the Trusts response to the COVID 19 pandemic we are currently using technology to support remote outpatient consultations. 

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Member of HCPC professional registered body
  • BSc Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics approved by the British Dietetic Association
Desirable criteria
  • Member of British Dietetic Association
  • Computer qualification e.g. European Computer Driving License (ECDL)


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive experience at under-graduate level or at Band 5 of the core competencies within Dietetics


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current best practice in Dietetics
  • Assessment, observation, and evaluation and reporting skills
  • Basic knowledge of health and social care legislation and guidelines e.g. Department of Health documents, National clinical guidelines and application to Dietetic practice
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of collaborative working across/between professions
  • Use of anthropometric equipment e.g. scales stadiometer, etc
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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

Katy Gillespie
Job title
Team Manager Nutrition & Dietetics
Email address
Telephone number
01524 519380
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