There’s many benefits to working with us as a Dietitian, here’s just a few:
- Work for a trust that stands by its values : Kindness, Courage and Respect
- Work for a trust that encourages you to develop and further your career
- Work in a friendly, supportive environment
- Live in an area that balances excellent amenities and natural beauty with low cost of living
- Live in close proximity to some fantastic northern cities and great transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe
- With fantastic days out and outstanding schools there’s something for all the family.
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If you are considering a career as a Dietitian we’ve put together the following information that we hope will help you on your journey.
Dietitian Career Information
Dietitians are responsible for assessing and treating dietary and nutritional problems. Dietitians are able to use scientific and medical evidence-based research relating to food and fluids and utilise this when providing practical guidance to their patients. In an NHS setting dietitians work within a hospital environment as well as out in the community, providing guidance to people of all ages.
Dietitians regularly provide guidance to people who have a wide range of medical conditions including:
- Gastrointestinal problems, such as Coeliac disease, IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease
- Respiratory diseases
- Following surgery.
Qualified dietitians register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and will need to keep their skills up to date with continuing professional development. Like most areas within the NHS there is the possibility of being able to specialise in one particular area such as paediatric dietetics, home enteral feeding and diabetes.
How much will I earn?
Dietitians generally start in a Band 5 graduate position and work usually 37.5 hours a week if fulltime.
Becoming a Dietitian
Dietitians need to have completed a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved degree in order to practice as a dietitian.
Once established a dietitian may be able to move into a teaching and research post. Alternatively, a management pathway may be a possibility either within a dietetic department or as a more general manager.