Stroke Dietitian


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Dietitian to join our well established and highly regarded multidisciplinary stroke and neuro teams. You will be responsible for providing highly specialist nutritional assessment and advice to patients across the stroke treatment pathway. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic Dietitian, with excellent communication and team working skills to work as an integral member of this team. Experience of complex nutritional support, particularly artificial feeding, and a desire to work with this group of patients is essential.

The department has 14 dietitians, who are integrated with the speech therapy team, as part of therapy services at Poole Hospital. The department offers training to A, B and C students on placement, which you will take part in and you will also be providing support and mentorship to band 5 Dietitians and Dietetic assistants. You will be actively involved in the development, implementation and audit of patient care practices as part of Clinical Governance. The post offers excellent opportunities for professional and personal development as the clinical services evolve.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Jo Ruffell/Sarah Williams

Job title: Dietitians

Email address:

Telephone number: 0300 019 2687

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12859

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

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