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Apprentice Dietitian

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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Job summary

This is an Apprenticeship / developmental role.

The trainee will work towards progression into the post of B5 Rotational Dietitian through successful completion of the Dietetic Apprenticeship Programme which includes the attainment of Degree Standard Dietitian Level 6.

Your own personal development will be supported through regular supervision; competency based learning opportunities and access to external training as appropriate.

This post is based at St Richards Hospital and will join our team of dietitians providing services to St Richards Hospital (approx. 500 beds). The department is well respected and has clinical speciality areas in acute medicine, critical care, diabetes, elderly care, gastroenterology, home enteral tube feeding, oncology, paediatrics, stroke/neurology, bariatrics and surgery.

Chichester is located on the South coast with the sea and South Downs within easy reach. It is a vibrant and lively place to live and work with excellent transport links to Portsmouth, London and the rest of the South coast.

Main duties of the job

  • Work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in providing a dietetic assessments and treatments for a selected caseload of patients, under the supervision of a registered dietitian.
  • Provide nutritional assessment for individual or group interventions as identified by the dietitian.
  • Develop by the end of the apprenticeship period the ability to work independently and autonomously with robust clinical reasoning.

About us

Join us at UHSussex , every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Date posted

29 March 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£21,730 to £23,177 a year per annum pro rata




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

St Richard Hospiatal

Spitalfield Lane




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