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Band 6 Specialist Dietitian

Band 6

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Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Infirmary
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
19/02/2019 23:59

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 enthusiastic, highly motivated dietitian to join our supportive department of 30 dietitians and 2 dietetic assistants within Adult Services at Manchester 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 opportunity to develop clinical supervisory skills and support 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.

We are a large department consisting of the Acute and Rehabilitation Team, Renal team, the Diabetes team and a team of dietitians based at Trafford General Hospital. The Acute and Rehabilitation team consists of four specialist teams namely HPB, Gastro, Oncology and Critical Care. This post will be based in the Oncology team and will mainly cover Haematology, but will also include some cover to Head and Neck patients.

The Haematology caseload consist of a 24 bed haematology transplant unit (increasing to 36 bed), managing patients diagnosed with AML, Myeloma and lymphoma and non-oncology haematological diseases. You will be responsible with support from a Band 7 Haematology dietitian for providing oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition support to patients undergoing autologous and allogeneic transplants and related side effects. The team already have a strong working relationship with the Haematology Consultants and MDT in managing both in-patients and post- transplant out-patients. The Haematology unit is a driven and dynamic transplant unit. It is one of the few units within the UK to undertake trial of CAR-T cell therapy in haematology-oncology patients.

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, good interpersonal and team working skills are essential along with an excellent knowledge of Nutrition Support.

To apply for this post you must have a degree, postgraduate diploma or Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and current HCPC registration. Clinical experience in an acute setting would be preferable.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Christel Lyell, Clinical Team Leader on 0161 276 4668

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