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Adult Community Dietitian

Band 6

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Adult Community Dietitian
Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
199- 4456922-FM-NP
Croydon University Hospital
£38,762 - £45,765 37152- 43994 including HCAS
Salary period
30/09/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Adult Community Dietitian

Band 6

You are invited to apply for this post to join a small friendly and close knit team of fantastic dietitians, dietetic assistants and administrators who work together to provide the best dietetic service to our patients.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, based at Croydon University Hospital and community site at Lennard Road, has a Nutrition and Dietetics Service (14 dietitians 2 dietetic assistants) that is integrated across primary and secondary care and provides a variety of specialist and general services for patients in Croydon.  The vision is to deliver patient focused, efficient and effective clinical outcomes within Croydon Community team.

The role includes; being part of the Home Enteral Feeding Team, providing general outpatient clinics, visiting nursing homes and providing a limited domiciliary service (own car desirable).

 Your repertoire should demonstrate active participation in audit, research, service and patient improvement initiatives.  Personal qualities we value are good people management skills, initiative, flexibility, and a proven track record of working through change. 

Clinical supervision, monthly journal club, in service monthly CPD is well established. and we take placement 1,2 and 3 students.

Interview Date TBC



Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality dietetic service to adult Home Enteral Feeding and oral nutritional support patients in Croydon.

To provide an integrated high quality dietetic service to adult Community Outpatient Clinics requiring oral nutritional support

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 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 is part of the National Health Service (NHS) and was formed in July 2010 with the integration of Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust with Croydon Community Health Services.

Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.

CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough’s only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery-led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team.

Purley War Memorial Hospital (PWMH) in the south of the borough offers outpatient care, including diagnostic services, physiotherapy and ophthalmology services run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside an onsite GP surgery.

Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after for 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.

Our emergency care doctors and nurses have also teamed up with local GPs to run a seamless network of urgent care services across the borough, including booked appointments with a GP available seven days a week.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for details on main duties and responsibilities.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc/ post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Specialist Group


Essential criteria
  • Postgraduate experience working in NHS acute/ Community services
  • Experience delivering training to HCP’s
  • Dietetic student training/student assessment experience/training programme development
  • Experience of audit and measurement of dietetic outcomes
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of policy/guideline development and review

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent written skills/record keeping/report writing
  • Teaching/presentation skills/ group facilitation skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Time management

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge in wide range of dietetic areas
  • Understanding of Clinical governance Awareness and understanding of NHS standards, relevant NHS initiatives, NSFs, NICE
  • Critical appraisal of research/ literature searches/ reviews
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of local area


Desirable criteria
  • Car/ bicycle user

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

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

Nicky Saini
Job title
Head of Dietetics
Email address
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