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Band 7 Gastro Specialist Dietitian

UK-Manchester | - £33k-£43k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider



An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated dietitian to join our supportive department of within Adult Services at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The post will be based at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a large teaching hospital for Manchester University's Medical School. We have a well-established student training programme and you will be actively involved in student training with support to develop clinical supervisory skills. The post offers excellent facilities and support for continued professional development. It is the ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their clinical skills whilst being able to contribute to clinical effectiveness within the Trust.

The Adult department is split into four teams; the Adult Acute and Rehabilitation team, the renal team, the Diabetes team and a team of Dietitians based at Trafford General Hospital. We are looking for an experienced gastro dietitian to join our team as the Band 7 Gastroenterology Lead. The gastroenterology team at MRI consists of a full time Band 7 dietitian and two full time Band 6 dietitians. The post holder will take the lead on service development within Colorectal and the Gastro Luminal Service and will be attending regular MDT meetings. As the Band 7 specialist dietitian you will have an inpatient caseload consisting of complex enteral and parenteral feeds. The gastro team also has a large outpatient service and cover six gastro clinics per month which involve seeing patients with IBS, functional gastrointestinal disorders, motility disorders and IBD. The post holder will take the lead in the service evaluation and development of these services. You will also be required to provide clinical supervision and direct line management to two full time band 6 dietitians within the team.

You will be encouraged to work as part of the multidisciplinary team and to participate in training, service development, academic and clinical meetings. A flexible attitude, excellent interpersonal and team working skills are essential along with an excellent knowledge of Nutrition Support and eagerness to learn.

To apply for this post you must have a degree, postgraduate diploma or Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and current HCPC registration is essential. FODMAP training would be desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Christel Lyell, Clinical Team Leader 0161 276 4668

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

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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.

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