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Adult Community and Haematology Dietitian

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£38,762 - £45,765 pa Inclu. HCAS (Outer)
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As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Croydon University Hospital Dietetics Service (14 dietitians 2 dietetic assistants) is integrated across primary and secondary care and is a friendly and supportive department.

The team has support of 2 administrators. Our vision is to deliver patient focused, efficient and effective clinical outcomes working to achieve this goal. This post combines a role in the community Dietetic team with support for the Hospital Haematology team.  

The post will provide general outpatient clinics in the community, a service to a high dependency care home (own car is desirable). There is dedicated time in supporting haematology patients both within the hospital and in an MDT clinic.

We have a robust departmental audit and development program, clinical supervision, monthly journal club and in-service monthly CPD.  We take placement 1,2&3 students and the post holder will be included in their programmes.   

We are looking for a dietitian who can work autonomously, has a broad dietetic knowledge base, relevant postgraduate experience in home enteral feeds and motivated by working in a collaborative and innovative way.  Your repertoire  should demonstrate active participation in audit, research, service and patient improvement initiatives.  Personal qualities we value as a team are initiative, flexibility, and team working.


Main duties of the job

Adult Community and Haematology Dietitian (Band 6)


  • To provide cover within the community Dietetic team, in particular, the lead adult Home enteral feeding dietitian and actively support the dietetic and multidisciplinary team in delivering patient centred efficient and effective care.
  • To provide dietetic input within the haematology department and being part of the MDT team (this is one day a week of the post).
  • To provide education and training to nurses, GPs, student nurses, dietetic students and other healthcare professionals
  • To undertake research, audit and service development.


Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity. Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children’s Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital. Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc /psot graduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics
  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Member of BDA
  • Post registration BDA specialist interest validated course


Essential criteria
  • Post graduate experience working in NHS, acute/community services
  • Experience of delivering training to HCPs
  • Dietetic student training /student assessment experience/training programme development
  • experience of audit and measurement of dietetic outcomes
  • Experience of working with MDT
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of policy /guideline development and review
  • Experience of providing nutrition support for haematology patients

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written skills, report writing and record keeping
  • Teaching and presentation skills and group facilitation skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Time management


Essential criteria
  • Would need travel between sites
  • Professional in appearance and behaviour
Desirable criteria
  • Bicycle/car user

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicky Saini
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Professional, Clinical and Operational Lead
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