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Nutrition & Dietetics
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Peterborough City Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 pa
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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Nutrition Nurse Specialist-Peterborough

Band 6

We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Job overview

Are you an enthusiastic band 5 or 6 nurse with an interest and passion for nutrition?  We are recruiting a nurse to join our Nutrition Nurse Specialist and Nutrition Nurse within the Nutrition and Dietetic Service.

You will be a senior staff nurse with previous experience caring for patients receiving artificial nutrition. This post, based on the Peterborough City Hospital site, has a requirement to work across sites to provide a Trust wide service.

Training and support will be provided to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in nutrition support, alongside promoting professional development into a specialist nursing role within the nutrition nurse team of the Nutrition and Dietetic service.  


The role requires commitment and enthusiasm in the speciality, an ability to deliver training, and an appetite to succeed and overcome challenges


This post supports health care professionals in managing and troubleshooting issues related to artificial nutrition. Has responsibility for delivering training programmes to support ward based nutrition standards, and assessing compliance with tube feeding competencies to ensure safe practice. Joining our 2 Nutrition Nurses you will work within the Nutrition & Dietetic Service. Base is negotiable, but with requirement to work across sites to provide a Trust wide service.



For informal enquiries please contact Linda Parker Nutrition and Dietetic Manager 01733 673673 or Jo Fryer, Nutrition Nurse 07526202346

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist clinical management, education and support for patients and staff regarding artificial feeding and nutrition support, acting as a resource, role model and clinical expert in the field of nutrition
  • Provide high standards of individualised care to patients requiring nutrition support.
  • Support the nutrition nurse specialist monitoring the safety, quality of care and treatment of patients.
  • Educate, guide and supervise other health care professionals, patients and their relatives in hospital to understand the speciality area and aspects of care.
  • Take responsibility for their own evidence based practice, to assess, plan and implement care given to patients within this specialist area.

Working for our organisation

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.  Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.  


Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee: 

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme 
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays 
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year 
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services 
  • Career development and training opportunities 
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services 
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants  
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card 


If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia  


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more detailed information about the duties of this post, please refer to the job description attached to the advert. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current NMC registration first level nurse
  • Educated to diploma or degree level, if no degree demonstrates working at a level equivalent to this
  • Recognised teaching qualification or previous experience of teaching and assessment
  • Evidence of professional development and CPD in enteral and/or parenteral nutrition
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised teaching qualification or previous experience of teaching and assessment


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of NICE guidance, legislation and standards relating to clinical practice in nutrition
  • Advanced knowledge of complex feeding methods & interventions
  • Knowledge of and interest in Nutrition in health and ill health
Desirable criteria
  • sound knowledge of complex feeding methods & interventions

Key Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work as a team member and independently
  • High level of clinical reasoning
  • Ability to present information in a logical and concise manner
  • Seeks & uses professional support appropriately
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Standard key board skills & the ability to use IT packages such as Word, Outlook, Power point and Excel
  • Ability to manage own time including prioritising clinical caseload
  • Manages strong emotions & has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress & can recognise when to use them
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates empathy and concern for others


Essential criteria
  • Be prepared to work across sites as and when required


Essential criteria
  • Experience of management a patient case load within an acute setting
  • Nursing experience of artificial nutrition support in a surgical / medical setting
  • Demonstrate evidence of working within a Multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of and competent to insert nasogastric tubes
Desirable criteria
  • Current extended skills of Nasogastric tube placement and administration of parenteral nutrition

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Linda Parker
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Nutrition & Dietetics Team Manager
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