Dietetics Jobs

At Globe Locums we have a large selection of dietetics jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified dietitian seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.

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An Overview of Dietetics

At Globe Locums, we are pleased to match qualified dieticians with Locum and permanent dietetics jobs across a multitude of countries and in various healthcare settings. Our clinician-led recruitment service ensures that the jobs we advertise offer meaningful and professionally valuable work to dieticians worldwide. We can offer:

  • Access to exclusive dietetics jobs
  • NHS and private healthcare sector positions
  • Jobs across the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
  • A dedicated compliance officer
  • A refer a friend scheme
  • Weekly payroll
  • Expert consultative service.

Both Locum and permanent roles are available for excellent candidates with the opportunity to work as a dietician across a range of specialties.

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What is a Dietitian?

Dieticians are highly trained healthcare professionals who can convert nutritional information into practical advice about dietary intake. Dieticians can work out the exact nutritional requirements of the sickest patients in hospital, offering calculations for total parenteral nutrition and supplemental build-up drinks or meals. Dietitians can also advise on food related problems or intolerances, and suggest nutritional solutions for treating diseases.

Some dietitians choose to specialise in a certain field of medicine which might include diabetes, oncology, renal medicine or paediatrics.

A patient might require input from a dietitian for health conditions including:

  • Renal failure
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Palliative care
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (severe pregnancy sickness)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Food allergies and intolerances.

Dietitians can work with a wide range of patients and medical conditions, with many opportunities to learn and develop professionally.

Dietetics Qualifications

Dietitians need to study for a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, or similar, before they can begin working. To work in the UK, dietitians must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Issues around weight, food and eating can be highly emotive for many people. Dietitians must therefore be compassionate and understanding when working with patients. Patients may be anxious about being overweight or underweight, and it is important not to make assumptions. Having a strong scientific knowledge base is essential for making complex nutritional calculations to ensure each patient receives a correctly tailored dietary plan for their individual needs. Dietitians must be confident working as part of the wider team including doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Some dietitians work in the community, completing home visits, or holding clinics in GP surgeries or health centres. These dietitians should be content to take part in some lone working.

Dietitian Salary Range

Most dietitians start at band 5 of the Agenda for Change pay scale, at around £25,000 per annum. With experience and additional responsibility, a dietitian job role can earn up to £45,000 per annum or higher if taking on a management role. Locum dietitians are generally paid a higher hourly rate than staffed dietitians, ranging from £18-30 per hour depending on experience. Locum dietitians can also earn an uplifted rate by working unsocial hours. As a dietitian, this could involve working overtime in the evenings to ensure all patients have been reviewed.

Dietitians are in high demand due to significant volumes of patients requiring nutritional assessment. Head injuries, strokes, diabetes, and infections may all make maintaining a healthy diet more difficult to achieve. Precise dietetic input is required to aid recovery and promote optimum health. Specialising, opting to undertake research or commencing a teaching role can all ensure a dietitian climbs the pay scale.

Learn more about a dietitian job salary and what to expect from a career in dietetics.

What does a Locum Dietitian do?

A Locum dietitian will work in much the same way as a staffed dietitian. Patients highlighted as having difficulties maintaining their weight, eating or drinking, or those who require a more restrictive diet, will be highlighted for dietetic input. Whereas a staffed dietitian may spend weeks or even months getting to know not only their patients, but the rest of the healthcare team too, a Locum dietitian may have less time to build good working relationships. Locum dietitians should be able to quickly build a good rapport with those they work with, and should be confident in quickly understanding each patient’s requirements. If you are considering a locum dietetics job, you can view our latest available positions or read testimonials from some of our current Locum dietitians.

Dietetics Jobs

At Globe Locums, we have secured a range of highly respected Locum and permanent dietetics jobs for superb candidates worldwide. Dietetics jobs might include:

  • Calculating nutritional requirements for intensive care patients
  • Helping diabetic patients control their sugar levels
  • Discussing suitable diets with obese patients
  • Providing high-calorie supplemental drinks for elderly patients on medical or surgical wards
  • Offering advice for patients suffering from allergies or intolerances.

Key Benefits:

  • Expert advice
  • 100s of Jobs across the UK & Ireland
  • Dedicated Consultant and Compliance Officer
  • £1300 Market Leading Referral Scheme

There has never been a better time to work in Dietetics. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe Locum's free service you will not only benefit from earing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.

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