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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Dietitian to work as part of a team delivering a wide range of nutrition and dietetic care to the QueenElizabethHospital and to GP surgeries in West Norfolk. You will be given opportunities to gain experience with inpatients, outpatients and running clinics in GP surgeries under the guidance of the lead Dietitians. This will require the use of appropriate education programmes, such as Structured Patient Education for Diabetes, as well as one to one consultations and the engagement of multi professional colleagues in the implementation of practice.

This post is ideal if you are newly qualified or looking for more experience. We can offer you the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of clinical dietetics including diabetes (predominately type 2 but with the opportunity to be involved with type 1 and carbohydrate counting), gastroenterology, oncology and haematology, renal, critical care and care of the elderly under the guidance and supervision of Band 6 and 7 Dietitians.

You must hold a current full UK driving licence.

The QueenElizabethHospital is a 500-bedded DistrictGeneralHospital situated in a rural area with beautiful countryside and nearby coastline, with direct rail links to Cambridge and London.

The Dietetic Department is well established, acute based with a clinical outreach service to GP Clinics and Home Enteral Tube Fed patients. There are 14 registered Dietitians (125wte), 3 Dietetic Assistants and 3 secretarial support staff.

The Department is recognized for Student training placements for Student Dietitians from the University of Hertfordshire and we are regularly involved in education seminars for Junior Doctors and Medical Students as well as other Health Care Professionals.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, Childcare support, a free Counselling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.

If this is an opportunity that appeals to you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact either Susan Patten, Head of Nutrition & Dietetics, Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , or Hannah Lodge (Acute Team Lead) on  ( Phone number removed )  to discuss in more detail and arrange an informal visit.

When sufficient qualified applicants have been received this post will be closed.




At The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values.

Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?

If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.

(For a full list of our Values and Behaviours, please see below)

‘TWO TICKS’ SCHEME: We are a committed Two Ticks employer. If you believe that you are eligible for a guaranteed interview under this scheme, please indicate this on your application. More information on eligibility for the scheme can be found below.

REFERENCES: If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees to speed up your start date (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent employer. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).

If you haven’t worked for three years or more you should provide us with a reference from your most recent employers; where this isn’t possible we will accept references from someone of sufficient standing within your community who knows you, such as a doctor, solicitor, MP, religious leader/minister.

Applicants who are in, or have just left full time education and have never worked should obtain references from a lecturer or teacher within the educational establishment attended.

***Please be aware that if you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to bring the relevant Identification and Qualification documents. For the list of acceptable forms of identification please see below the link to the Establishing Identity document***

BENEFITS: We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, flexible working opportunities, Childcare support, a free counseling service, Occupational Health services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.


The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we do advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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