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Norfolk and Norwich Un
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to 'provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most', and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others' diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

A unique opportunity has arisen to work within the Dietetic service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, a world class teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities for modern patient care.

The hospital is within walking distance from the University of East Anglia which boasts some of the best open-access sporting facilities in the country and is situated within acres of green space. It's just a short journey from the historic city of Norwich - renowned for its open-air markets, cathedrals and rich cultural community. Living and working in Norfolk provides access to beautiful beaches, rich countryside and affordable housing with excellent transport links to London.

You would be joining a large dietetic department with over 40 staff including Dietetic assistants, Dietetic assistant practitioners and Dietitians. The department supports our patient's health by providing evidence based nutritional interventions. This might be in adults with malnutrition when they are inpatients or when they have a health condition such as cancer. Conversely we work with people with long term health conditions to optimise their health using nutrition, and support children with nutritional problems to thrive and grow.

Our vision is, " To be a centre of nationally outstanding Nutrition and Dietetic practice, and a leader in research, innovation, and the education of aspiring dietetic students"

Our key strategic goals are

1: To provide specialist therapy in complex nutrition

2: Support others to deliver excellent nutritional care

3: Lead on nutritional strategies for the Trust & STP

We are active in research with staff undertaking their own research and developing into experienced researchers in their own right with one of our recent band 5 Dietitians currently submitting a systematic review from research funding supported by the department. Our hospital sits as part of the Norwich Research Park including the Quadram Centre which is an international leader in gut microbiome research.

Professional development and education and career progression is important to us as we develop the workforce of the future through in house training, external qualifications and in the near future Dietetic apprenticeship. Student training and development is a fundamental role to the department ensuring we are supporting the workforce of the future.

Wellbeing of our staff is extremely important to us. We aim to provide a supportive working environment where the needs of the individual and teams are paramount. Flexible working is a fundamental part of our ethos and is encouraged to maintain a healthy work life balance.

The role being advertised gives the successful candidate the opportunity to experience both acute and community work. We have teamed up with our community colleagues at Norfolk Community Health & Care to offer a rotation that includes time within the community setting as well as various settings within the NNUH.

Successful applicants will have an opportunity to build on their skills post registration as part of a team of specialists who will support their development. There will be full support and mentorship provided by an experienced Dietitian to complete a preceptorship and to consolidate Dietetic skills. Innovation and involvement in research and audit is encouraged and appropriate job planning will be undertaken to ensure appropriate time available.

This rotational post gives you the ideal start to your Dietetic career whereby you will be involved in the day to day operating of specialist teams such as gastroenterology, neurosciences, critical care, oncology, community and paediatrics. You will be given extensive support from experts in their specialty to gain specialist knowledge and MDT working which will support future career aspirations.

This full time rotational post will be suitable for students who have graduated, graduating soon or existing band 5 Dietitians looking to further develop their skills in inpatient, outpatient work and nutrition education.

Applicants should be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to work flexibly in a busy ward-based and outpatient environment as well as community setting.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Open for applications: 23rd November 2021

Close for applications: 28th November 2021

Interview date: w/c6th December 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kris Howell,

Dietetic Team Lead

01603 287011


Lisa Casey, Clinical Specialist Team Lead Dietitian

01603 287011

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The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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