Senior Dietitian- Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

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Senior Dietitian- Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

  • Post Date:26th October 2023
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Position: Dietitian Pancreatic Cancer

Grade: Senior/equivalent to band 6/7

Hours: 35 hours/week, Monday to Friday.

Contract: This is a fulltime specified contract for one year and part-time for two years

An exceptional opportunity to work as part of the MDT in the fascinating area of pancreatic cancer in St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH). We are the national centre for pancreatic cancer surgery in Ireland.  

St. Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) is one of the world’s leading academic teaching hospitals providing front line, acute, chronic and emergency care across over 50 different medical specialities – in the country’s only integrated multi-hospital campus. We are recognised worldwide for setting standards of excellence in clinical diagnosis and treatment, education and research and a pioneering, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. We are the only public hospital in Ireland with international accreditation. 

Our Emergency Department (ED) is the major referral centre for the region for patients with strokes and major trauma. We are home to a number of national centres including the National Centre for Cystic Fibrosis, National Liver and Pancreas Transplant Programme. St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH), is one of two model 4 hospitals within the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) with UCD as our academic partner. SVUH is one of the 8 dedicated centres for cancer surgery in Ireland and is the national centre for pancreatic, neuroendocrine (NETs) and liver cancer. 

St. Vincent’s University Hospital is part of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) which also includes St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 and St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

The Dietetic team of 27 provide services to a range of specialities including critical care, liver and pancreas transplant, HPB surgery, cancer care, adult cystic fibrosis, nephrology, endocrinology (Diabetes) and age-related care. We provide acute practice placements for pre-registration dietitians. There are opportunities to get involved with audit, research and quality improvement projects. CPD is encouraged and financially supported.

Role Summary: The post holder will provide a nutrition care programme for all patients with pancreatic cancer requiring nutritional intervention. Nutritional support is an integral component of care for pancreatic cancer patients attending SVUH, and the post-holder is required to provide individual patient assessment and support throughout their cancer journey. In addition s/he will act as expert/ resource for the wider MDT to improve and maintain standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients

This position will provide nutritional care to pancreatic patients undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care.  The successful candidate will work within a team of cancer care and HPB dietitians coordinating care to inpatients, OPD, and pre-operative care. 


  1. State registered with CORU (Apply for Registration – Coru), 
  2. Have 3-years post graduate experience, preferably some experience of working with in speciality area of pancreatic cancer

For further information, please contact: Liz Barnes, Dietitian Manager E: or P: 00 353 1 2214724

Please note there is HSE assistance with relocation costs: HR Circular 023/2022 – International Recruitment Relocation Package

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