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Community Dietitian

Band 6

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Community Dietitian
Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Holloway Community Health Centre
£32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum (Pro Rata) excluding HCAs
Salary period
22/10/2021 23:59

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Job overview


Community Dietitian / Band 6 (0.6wte) Permanent


The Community Nutrition & Dietetics Service at Whittington Health is seeking a Band 6 Dietitian to join their award-winning team*.  We provide innovative, evidence based Dietetic services across the diverse boroughs of Islington and Haringey. As a team, we are committed to delivering consistently high quality and compassionate clinical care to our service users.   

You will see patients with a range of conditions including Diabetes, Malnutrition, IBS, Enteral Nutrition and Obesity. You will work in a variety of settings including nursing homes, clinics and group settings (virtual and face to face). The ability to effectively manage a dietetic caseload and have good organisational and time management skills is essential.

We are a friendly, experienced and clinically led team. As a department we continuously participate in audit, quality improvement initiatives, CPD and student training.

This post would ideally suit a self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative team player who is able to work as an autonomous practitioner and enjoys a varied caseload in the community setting.

Please note that all staff working in nursing homes must have had had their Covid19 vaccination, thus this is a pre-requisite for this role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work for Whittington Health’s Nutrition and Dietetic Service and autonomously manage a diverse caseload within a variety of settings.

The post holder will be required to work across Whittington Health community sites and homes in Islington and Haringey.

Post registration experience and sufficient post-graduate training, experience and knowledge in dietetic practice to support the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner are essential. Also the ability to effectively manage a dietetic caseload, good organisational and time management skills are vital.

You will be responsible for providing patient centred dietetic support for a range of conditions, including Diabetes, Malnutrition, IBS, Gastrointestinal disorders, Obesity and Mental Health. You will also have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including Nursing Homes and Group settings. 

Working for our organisation

Our team sits within the Adult Community Service ICSU, mostly recently awarded as Outstanding by CQC.

We are a friendly and widely experienced team and as a department we are fully active in audit, quality improvement initiatives, CPD and student training and you will have opportunity to contribute to all of these.

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated Dietitian looking to increase your breadth of dietetic experience within a community setting, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

*Awarded Whittington Health’s Clinical Team of the Year 2019

To hear from some of our staff about why you should come and work with us please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/585737658

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main Duties:


  • Autonomously manage a varied and complex caseload of patients requiring nutrition support (oral and enteral) as well as other clinical conditions including type 2 diabetes, IBS, obesity and mental health.
  • To provide patient centered approach for patient who require dietetic support, either in their own homes, dietetic clinics or nursing homes
  • To provide clinical nutrition and dietetic advice to patients, on a one-to-one basis within a clinic setting providing specialist dietary advice in the management of long term conditions
  • Using evidence based approach; Nutritional assessment of patients, including the calculation of nutritional requirements based on the interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometry and clinical condition resulting in the formulation of a dietetic treatment plan
  • Make recommendations to Doctors on the prescription of oral nutrition support products for patients, dependent on their condition
  • To educate patients and their carers on complex dietary interventions for enteral and/or oral feeding as required, ensuring compliance with dietary treatment.
  • To actively participate in the promotion of good health through promoting healthy eating, in line with government policies and local priorities, liaising closely with the public health departments and other relevant organisations;
  • To be part of setting up and delivering health promotion and patient education groups/group consultations.
  • To be competent in the use of information technology including the formulation of databases for research and audit purposes as well as the use of nutritional packages for assessment of patients nutritional requirements and dietary adequacy as directed by service lead.
  • Freedom to act interpreting the Health and Care Professions Council Code of Conduct and working to all agreed standards, policies and procedures within the Dietetic Department and Whittington Health.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience managing ONS in clinic and nursing home setting
  • Experience in managing enteral nutrition patients
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with Low FODMAP Diet


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of MDT/Inter agency working
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of contributing to service developement e.g. QI projects
  • Contribution to Student Training/development


Essential criteria
  • HCPC Registration currently valid
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced training courses/study
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Darren Marsh
Job title
Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0203 316 8839
Additional information

Please contact or Darren Marsh or Loretta Morgado on 0203 316 8871 for more information.