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Band 5 Dietitian

National Health Service

Wexham, HC
3 days ago
Wexham, HC
3 days ago

Band 5 Dietitian

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 09 March 2021

Job overview

A vacancy has arisen in our well established Dietetic team at Wexham Park Hospital for a rotational Band 5 Dietitian. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, active team player with good communication skills, who enjoys working in a busy, acute environment. You will have a great opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience with a varied caseload. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in surgery, gastroenterology, ITU and oncology, as part of our structured learning programme.

Main duties of the job

Further responsibilities will include involvement in the pre-registration training of dietitians. We also have a training commitment to other healthcare professionalswhich will provide the opportunity to develop excellent teaching and presentation skills. We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the Trusts and the national clinical governance agenda and have established clinical audit and policy/strategy programmes.

The service is committed to CPD and personal development and has clinical supervision systems in place. You will also have access to external training programmes linked to your learning needs and job role. Frimley Health is an Investor in People organisation and as a department we are fully committed to these values for our staff members.

About us

We're a trust that stands out in many ways as an employer. When you visit our hospitals, you can feel something special about the surroundings, the people and the culture.

We know just how important our employees are to what we do. So, weve worked hard to create a trust where you will know you are valued, respected and rewarded. Theres no better place to take your career forward, however you see your future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE OF JOB: To be responsible for the treatment of a designated clinical caseload and associated paperwork To help supervise student dietitians To contribute to the continued development, efficiency and safety in the dietetic department To participate in CPD and other departmental activity To be flexible at times of increased capacity to the service

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:Clinical To be responsible for implementing within your clinical practise the standards and policies in each speciality and where applicable, propose changes to working practises. To maintain a high standard of clinical care using evidence based practises and evaluate the outcomes. To be responsible as an autonomous practitioner and to undertake a significant clinical caseload To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills and seek guidance from senior staff as required. To devise an individualised dietetic management and/or treatment plan using clinical reasoning and make decisions regarding and formulate skills to utilise a range of treatment options in formulating a programme of care, carry out nutritional diagnosis and prescribe ACBS products for conditions where there are limited professional clinical guidelines To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your professional activities working within codes of practise and professional guidelines. To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance, clinical risk and to demonstrate the use of treatment plans with an evidence based link. To keep up to date with clinical developments, analysing current research and discussing and implementing changes in clinical practise. To be responsible for the safe use of equipment used in carrying out dietetic duties and adhering to the Trusts medical devices policy. To demonstrate a physical ability to perform light physical effort required to meet job demands. To utilise dietary assessment software. This job may involve frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions e.g. unpleasant smells and occasional exposure to hostility in the form of verbal and physical aggression

Management To achieve planning the effective daily management of a caseload of patients including responding to urgent referrals and unpredictable work patterns. To be able to prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities in accordance with the departmental requirements. To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner. To work with the dietetics department to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of departmental policies and the yearly performance plan. To supervise dietetic students on clinical placement. To maintain and provide accurate and timely statistical information (by paper and computer entry) as required and in consultation with senior staff. To participate in the Trust appraisal scheme as an appraisee. To ensure that all equipment defects, accidents and complaints are reported to your supervisor and dietetic manager to ensure appropriate action is taken. To counsel patients and use negotiating skills in clinical practise.

Communication To liaise with other dietitians as needed regarding patient care. To communicate effectively with other disciplines both internally and externally to ensure multi-disciplinary approach to care. To be able to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and other staff. To ensure timely and effective communication with the dietetics manager and senior staff on all professional matters. To maintain an accurate record keeping system in line with BDA standards and local guidelines. To attend ward rounds, meetings, case conferences as appropriate in order to ensure appropriate and timely management of patients through discharge. To attend and be an active participant in team, peer group and departmental staff meetings.

Education To assist in the training of students on clinical placement. To be responsible for and actively record your own personal development. To disseminate knowledge to dietetic staff through in-service training and initiate and provide training/presentation sessions for other healthcare professions and patient groups. To contribute to the education of multidisciplinary groups, patients, families, carers and general public as appropriate. To keep abreast of all new developments, which includes attending relevant study days and visits to specialist units.

Research/Audit/Quality To participate in appropriate work related research /evaluation/audit projects and to be aware of current research relevant to the speciality. To undertake and present a relevant evidence based project. In line with the Trusts commitment to Clinical Governance, to participate in clinical audit and evaluate your own clinical effectiveness.

General To comply with fire, health & safety, universal precautions, infection control and all other departmental policies. To report all complaints/incidents to the immediate senior member of staff and document accordingly. In times of crises to help as indicated in other areas of the hospital. To be able to multi-task and work in an environment with constant interruptions where intense concentration is required. To undertake any other duties that may be required by the dietetics manager.

This job description is an indication of the type and range of tasks that are expected of the postholder, and other duties may be required, in line with the role and the banding. It will be reviewed and amended from time to time in consultation with the postholder to take account of changing organisational need.

This job description should be read in conjunction with the non-supervisory JD addendum.http://www.frimleyhealth.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Job-Description-Addendum-non-supervisory.docPERSON SPECIFICATION

CRITERIA RELEVANT TO THE ROLE ESSENTIAL DESIRABLEQualifications Recognised degree or post graduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics or equivalent HCPC registration Knowledge of evidence based practice Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practise Basic knowledge of health legislation in current practice and clinical governance Member of BDASkills & Knowledge Problem solver Good time manager Good organisational skills Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups Effective written and oral communication skills Keyboard skills and computer literacy and use of dietary assessment software. Some basic management skills Presentation skills Group work skillsExperience Successful completion of clinical placement in an NHS setting Recent clinical experience Documented evidence of CPD

Values & Behaviours We will expect your values and behaviours to mirror those of the Trust, available at: https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/about-us/our-values/

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Recognised degree or post graduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration
  • BDA member

Experience

Essential

  • Successful completion of clinical placement in an NHS setting or equivalent

Skills

Essential

  • Keyboard skills and computer literacy and use of dietary assessment software.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham

SL2 4HL


Employer's website

https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/

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PCN Dietitian

National Health Service

Uxbridge, London
2 days ago
Uxbridge, London
2 days ago

PCN Dietitian

The Confederation, Hillingdon CIC

The closing date is 15 March 2021

Job overview

As a Primary Care Network Dietitian, the post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team across the practices of a Primary Care Network (PCN), with the PCNs GPs, other clinicians and staff, as well as staff and clinicians from community, acute, social and voluntary sectors. Primary Care Networks aim to bring care closer to patients in the community. They will work directly with patients to assess and treat conditions, manage long-term conditions as well as promote self-care. They will be part of a significant team of PCN Dietitians working under the supervision and support of a Dietitian Senior Lead and report to the Clinical Services Manager.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a self-motivated, committed dietitian to develop and provide a quality dietetic service to the primary care networks in Hillingdon.

A proactive and motivated person who will take key roles in the network leading on new initiatives and representing the service locally.

This is a new and innovative post with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop a genuinely primary care led dietitian service.

About us

The Confederation, Hillingdon CIC. We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) formed from 43 GP practices in Hillingdon, West London.

The Confederation was formed to:

Improve patient care for the patients of our member practices, which is very closely matched to the population of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Make General Practice in Hillingdon sustainable and an attractive place to work through collaboration, the provision of support services, development of the underpinning infrastructure and support and development of the primary care workforce releasing time for hard pressed clinicians.

Provide a vehicle through which General Practice can work at scale to provide efficient and effective patient care

Our Values

We work together to make a difference

We care enough to go the extra mile

We support, trust and empower

We sincerely value each other

We support primary care to own its destiny

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Primary Care Network Dietitian, the post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team across the practices of a Primary Care Network (PCN), with the PCNs GPs, other clinicians and staff, as well as clinicians from the community, acute, social and voluntary care sectors.

Primary Care Networks aim to bring care closer to patients in the community. They will work directly with patients to assess and treat conditions, manage long-term conditions as well as promote self-care. They will be part of a significant team of PCN Dietitians working under the supervision and support of a Dietitian Senior Lead.

We are looking for a self-motivated, committed dietitian to develop and provide a quality dietetic service to the primary care networks in Hillingdon.

A proactive and motivated person who will take key roles in the network leading on new initiatives and representing the service locally.

This is a new and innovative post with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop a genuinely primary care led dietitian service.

The main aim of this post is to work alongside primary care staff, including GPs to:

Enable patients to self-manage their conditions e.g. diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease.

Reduce demand on GP time and manage ACBS products effectively and efficiently e.g. by developing a seamless nutrition support service working with community and secondary care in supporting patients with coeliac disease.

Make prevention possible in primary care with dietetic interventions for lipid lowering and diabetes prevention and remission.

Expertise in the management of gastrointestinal conditions that can be managed in primary care such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Reduce the need for referrals to secondary care and the need for hospitalisation.

Undertake home visits for patients unable to attend dietetic outpatient services.

Utilise technology effectively conducting virtual clinics, groups sessions and face to face clinics.

Develop services within the primary care network that complement commissioned dietetic services.

You will need clinical experience across a wide variety of general conditions.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide specialist nutrition and diet advice to patients, their carers, and healthcare professionals through treatment, education plans, and prescriptions;

Educate patients with diet-related disorders on how they can improve their health and prevent disease by adopting healthier eating and drinking habits;

Provide dietary support to adult patients in a variety of settings including, patient homes and care homes;

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to gain patients cooperation and understanding in following recommended dietary treatments;

Develop, implement and evaluate a seamless nutrition support service across the PCN, working with community and secondary care where appropriate, and aimed at continuously improving standards of patient care and wider multi-disciplinary team working;

Make recommendations to PCN staff regarding changes to medications for the nutritional management of patients, based on interpretation of biochemical, physiological, and dietary requirements;

Implement all aspects of effective clinical governance for own practice, including undertaking regular audit and evaluation, supervision and training.

To communicate effectively with secondary care providers ensuring that patients are signposted appropriately, building close links between the services.

To liaise with on-site staff as appropriate for ongoing care including reception staff, practice nurse, health care assistant and GPs.

To use GP computer systems such as EMIS to ensure that appropriate and accurate documentation of all episodes of patient assessment, including any adverse events.

To encourage and provide relevant feedback into the service from users and other relevant staff. This includes using case studies to improve service design and strategic care management.

To meet the HCPC Standards of proficiency and work within the Values and Behaviours.

Service development

Contribute to the development of a primary care-based dietitian service that can integrate with the community and secondary care dietitian services.

Education and Training

Provide education, training and awareness advice to the primary healthcare team on dietetics

Care Quality Commission

Work with the general practice team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards.

Collaborative Working Relationships

Participates in the Primary Care Network Multidisciplinary Team.

Liaises with CCG colleagues including CCG commissioners, to ensure consistency of patient care and benefit to GP practices.

Foster and maintain strong links with all services across the PCN and neighbouring networks.

Explores the potential for collaborative working and takes opportunities to initiate and sustain such relationships.

Recognises the roles of other colleagues within the organisation and their role to patient care.

Can recognise personal limitations and refer to more appropriate colleague(s) when necessary.

Demonstrates ability to integrate general practice with community and hospital dietitian teams.

Liaises and demonstrates effective communication with other stakeholders as needed for the collective benefit of patients including but not limited to:

    • Patients and their representatives
    • GP, nurses and other practice staff
    • Other healthcare professionals including community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, social prescribers, first contact physiotherapists, physicians associates and paramedics
    • Community nurses and other allied health professionals
    • Hospital staff
    • Community nurses and other allied health professionals

Professional Development:

Work with your line manager to undertake continual personal and professional development, taking an active part in reviewing and developing the role and responsibilities.

Involved in one-to-one meetings with line manager monthly to discuss targets and outcomes achieved.

Adhere to organisational policies and procedures, including confidentiality, safeguarding, lone working, information governance, and health and safety

Work with your line manager to access regular clinical supervision, to enable you to deal effectively with difficult issues that may arise.

Review yearly progress and develop clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by others.

Participate in the delivery of formal education programmes.

Demonstrate an understanding of current educational policies relevant to working areas of practice and keep up to date with relevant clinical practice.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Has a BSc or pre-reg MSc in Dietetics under a training programme approved by the British Dietetic Association (BDA);

is a registered member of the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC);

Is able to operate at an advanced level of practice;

Able to demonstrate in practice portfolio experience in core general dietetics.

May hold or be working towards a prescribing qualification.

Recognises priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from normal pattern and can refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate.

Able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct.

Involves patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidelines.

The practices use the clinical system software EMIS.

Education, Training and Development

Understands and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to members in the team and/or service.

Demonstrates self-development through continuous professional development activity.

Demonstrates an understanding of current educational policies relevant to working areas of practice and keeps up to date with relevant clinical practice

Ensures appropriate clinical supervision is in place to support development

Leadership

Demonstrate understanding of the dietitian role in governance and is able to implement this appropriately within the workplace.

Demonstrate understanding of, and contributes to, the workplace vision.

Demonstrates ability to improve quality within limitations of service.

Reviews yearly progress and develops clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by others.

Demonstrate ability to motivate self to achieve goals.

Promotes diversity and equality in people management techniques and leads by example.

Health and Safety/Risk Management

The post-holder must comply at all times with the Practices Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System.

The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (1984) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).

Equality and Diversity

The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • BSc or pre-reg MSc in Dietetics under a training programme approved by the British Dietetic Association (BDA);

Desirable

  • Evidence of other post registration education and training

Experience

Essential

  • Clinical experience of triage and care planning

Desirable

  • Minimum of 3 years post graduate dietetic experience in a clinical areas e.g. community dietetics, outpatients, GP clinics, home visits

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Confederation, Hillingdon CIC

Address

Belmont Road

Uxbridge

Middlesex

UB8 1HE


Employer's website

https://www.theconfederationhillingdon.org.uk


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Senior Oncology Dietitian

National Health Service

Northwood, London
4 days ago
Northwood, London
4 days ago

Senior Oncology Dietitian

East and North Herts NHS Trust

The closing date is 09 March 2021

Job overview

Do you want to advance your dietetic career and gain experience in the specialist area of oncology? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior Macmillan oncology Dietitian (Band 6) at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood. This is a full time, permanent post.

The post holder will need the skills to independently manage their own case load and also demonstrate excellent team working skills, as we routinely work in a number of joint dietetic and MDT clinics. Due to Covid and these exceptional times, we are working differently to normal. As a result we are looking for a new team member who is open to rapidly changing ways of working, and is able to adapt.

In addition to this the post holder will be involved in upcoming innovative multidisciplinary projects including MST/ PG-SGA re-training and audit. There may also be the opportunity to supervise a band 4 dietetic assistant.

Main duties of the job

Clinical1. To provide a high standard of evidence based patient centred care for all referredpatients. These patients will be receiving palliative and radical treatment.2. To accept clinical responsibility for a caseload of both in-patients and out-patients.To organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and non clinicalresponsibilities.3. To undertake a comprehensive nutritional assessment of patients, including thosewith significant complex medical and social presentation, using investigative andanalytical skills.4. To request, collect and analyse relevant medical, pharmacological, social and nutritionalinformation from patients records and other health professionals before undertaking acomprehensive nutritional assessment of patients requirements in order to plan safeand effective dietetic intervention.5. To have the clinical skill required to assess patients requiring artificial nutritional support(via NG, PEG or NJ) by interpreting blood biochemistry, medications, fluid balance, foodand weight charts and to use these to review and alter treatment as appropriate. To beable to identify and manage patients at risk of refeeding syndrome.6. To formulate individual management and treatment plans autonomously, using clinicalreasoning and judgement to formulate a programme of patient centred care. Constantlymonitoring and reviewing the nutritional care plan against outcome measures andadjusting it accordingly, taking into account the patients wishes regarding treatment.7. To develop a greater understanding of the effects of the many different schedules ofradiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment to anticipate the onset of side effects ofradiotherapy like mucositis, which impact on nutritional status and may necessitatethe need for non-oral feeding.8. To make clinical judgements, on the need for specialist nurses, consultants or registrars tointervene to control symptoms which impact on nutritional status, where necessaryarranging for further investigations or for hospital admission.9. To plan with the consultant/registrar alternative routes for nutritional support for patientswith complex medical conditions, consideration being given to patient safety,compliance and self-management.10. To use clinical expertise to decide on the frequency of patient reviews and appropriatedischarge in order to achieve optimum outcome in order to avoid preventable admissionto hospital.11. To attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings and to act on any informationshared at the meetings.12. To communicate effectively with patients, ward staff, relatives and carers to ensure fullunderstanding of the relevance of the patients nutritional requirements in order to maximisepatient compliance.13. To possess and utilise appropriate communication skills and counselling skills to provideempathetic, sensitive appropriate dietetic and nutritional advice to cancer patients andtheir relatives and carers, taking into account their level of understanding, wishes andneeds based on the patients diagnosis and the results of any investigations.14. To use counselling skills to discuss unpleasant news sensitively including to thosewith advanced disease and their carers.15. To identify and overcome barriers to change using interviewing, counselling and motivational skills.16. To work with health care professionals to ensure patients are referred appropriately including providing regular training to other health care professionals regarding the nutritional management of cancer patients and screening for malnutrition.17. To provide planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives carers and health care professionals (on occasion outside of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre), to promote understanding of the aims of nutrition and diet therapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.18. To advise on the appropriate prescription of nutritional products, enteral feeding regimes according to treatment plan.19. To facilitate the discharge of patients requiring home enteral feeding including arrangements for supply of all feeds and equipment.Professional20. Be legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of professional practice, adhering to the guidelines set out in the HCPC statement of conduct.21. Decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands.22. Act as an autonomous practitioner.23. Assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lace capacity to consent to treatment.Catering24. To assist in the monitoring and continuous improvement of the whole food service. Attendance at nutrition steering committee meetings may be required.25. To work closely with ward staff, including nurses, healthcare assistants and housekeepers to ensure patient nutritional needs are met through wards and catering provision of meals, acting on any issues that may arise.Service Development and Quality Issues26. Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic and departmental plans and protocols and adhere to policies and procedures as laid down by the East and North Herts. NHS Trust.27. Work within NICE and local guidelines for the provision of nutritional and dietetic care oncology patients.28. Promote the importance of nutritional intervention with the multidisciplinary team.29. Contribute to the development and promotion of multidisciplinary strategies to identify and treat malnutrition.30. Demonstrate flexibility surrounding service provision needs and show initiative in proposing and implementing service change to improve patient safety and experience.31. Remain up to date on national and local developments and research by study and membership of appropriate interest groups.32. To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply it to the work situation.33. Evaluate own workload, and take appropriate action if these are seen to endanger safe standards of practice.34. To lead on service development initiatives.Communication35. To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date documentation in line with legal, departmental and trust requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of letters and reports.36. To communicate effectively with consultants, registrars, researchers, radiographers, nursing and pharmacy personnel, speech and language therapists, Macmillan nurses,acute and community dietitians, catering staff and social workers within MountVernon Hospital and catchment area.37. Present and communicate educational and service related information both formally andinformally to individuals and groups using a variety of communication methods.Participate in the development of educational materials, workbooks, and informationleaflets, and diet sheets for patients and members of the multi-professional team.38. Maintain timely and accurate patient and service related reports and records usingwritten and/or computer generated report facilities.39. Demonstrate excellent keyboard skills and computer literacy for date entry/retrieval ofpatient related data, educational materials/presentations, statistical analysis and reportgeneration, this will require accuracy but no specific requirement for speed.Physical/Emotional Effort40. Ability to communicate with severely frightened patients without being judgemental. Theymay present challenging behaviour. On occasions patients change from radical topalliative care requiring careful, sensitive management.41. The work pattern is highly unpredictable and there are constant time restraintsnecessitating effective time management skills because of new referrals, changedmedical management, altered radiography machine schedules and tight transportschedules. Daily rescheduling of work is inevitable. This can greatly increase stress levelsespecially when patients are anxious or the team is smaller due to annual or sick leave.42. Frequent exposure to unpleasant sights and smells. Exposure to bodily fluids such asvomit and mucous.Education/Audit/Research43. To plan and undertake teaching and tutorials for nurses, other health careprofessionals and patients as required. Presentations could involve the use ofPowerPoint and other visual aids.44. To facilitate living with and beyond cancer patient groups.45. Use evidence based research to assist in evaluating and updating departmentalwritten information leaflets including diet sheets and other nutrition education materialsas required.46. To be actively involved in collection of appropriate data and statistics for the use ofthe department and in line with the requirements of the Trust and other purchasers.47. To undertake clinical audit for the monitoring and development of dietetic services andclinical governance.48. To assist with departmental research and clinical trials.Personal and People Development49. To act as a mentor and supervisor for one dietetic assistant. Providing support andfeedback as appropriate and reporting progress back to dietetic lead.50. To assist in training and supervising student dietitians.51. To be responsible for professional and educational activities, which supportcontinued professional development (CPD), and promote clinical excellence in linewith clinical governance.52. Through evaluation and reflection of own knowledge/practice, and professionaldevelopment plan, make effective use of appropriate learning opportunities. To becommitted to continued professional development/life long learning. Participate in thelearning and development culture within the Dietetic Department.53. Promote equality and diversity.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Diploma or Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Member of BDA or professional indemnity insurance
  • Evidence of professional development and CPD

Desirable

  • Evidence of Further Study
  • Member of relevant BDA oncology speciality group

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Working with oncology patients including palliative patients
  • Experience of educating training and presenting to patient groups and staff
  • NHS clinical experience

Desirable

  • Experience including UGI and/ or head and neck patients
  • Experience of Student training

Skills

Essential

  • Good clinical analytical and reasoning skills
  • Able to provide clear and effective treatment regimen for patients in area of work including complex clinical dietetic problems
  • Ability to set realistic nutritional targets
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Accurate keyboard skills - data entry, word processing presentation, nutritional analysis programmes
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information
  • Computer literate
  • Good time management skills e.g. ability to work under pressure, prioritise, and cope with rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of multi - disciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations including fluctuating caseloads

Desirable

  • Ability to work with patients who are emotionally stressed
  • Counselling skills

Knowledge

Essential

  • Clinical knowledge e.g. nutritional support for cancer patients
  • Evidence based practice and the ability to apply practice
  • Some knowledge of effects of treatment on nutritional status of cancer patients
  • An understanding of enteral/parental feeding systems
  • Knowledge of NICE Guide lines
  • Knowledge of catering systems

Desirable

  • Experience of carrying out or knowledge of audit
  • Previous experience of home enteral feeding

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Northwood

HA6 2RN


Employer's website

https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/

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Paediatric Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian - Band 7

National Health Service

Chertsey, HC
5 days ago
Chertsey, HC
£40.681k - £46.294k Per Year
5 days ago
£40.681k - £46.294k Per Year

Job Reference: 323-KPG1040

Employer:
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Nutrition & Dietetics
Location:
Chertsey, Surrey
Salary:
£40,681 to £46,294 pa inc HCAS

OUR VALUES:
PATIENTS FIRST. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. PRIDE IN OUR TEAM.


Paediatric Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian

37.5 hours per week (Flexible working will be considered)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, Dietitian with excellent communication skills, and experience working with children with complex needs receiving home enteral nutrition to join our Paediatric Therapy Team.

The Paediatric Home Enteral Feeding service is a well-established service within the Hospital and Community with existing good working relationships within the wider Paediatric Team. You will need to have some previous experience of managing children on enteral feeds and demonstrate an understanding and passion for working with this special patient group.

The successful candidate will work within the community setting covering clinics at schools for children with special educational needs, clinics on the hospital site and home visits. Many of these clinics are currently being held virtually. They will work closely with other members of the MDT including Paediatricians, SLT, Children’s Community Nurses, Health Visitors and Dietitians at Tertiary Centres. In addition they will take responsibility for service development, for updating relevant information and patient resources

The post also has a dedicated administrator to support the dietitian. Their main roles include, clinic administration, triaging phone calls and emails and managing patients feeding supplies, deliveries and account with the enteral feeding contract supplier.

This post is funded by the CCG and managed by the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dietetic & SLT and NICU therapy services at ASPH and is well supported by the Dietetic team at ASPH. The Dietetics team has specialities in Diabetes, Bariatric surgery, Paediatrics, Eating disorders, Gastro as well as acute and community nutrition support.

The department is strongly committed to Clinical Governance and Continuing Professional development with an excellent support and clinical supervision structure in place. We are committed to training student dietitians on their A, B and C placement and have close working relationships with the University of Surrey and other training departments in the South East.

For further information please contact:

Sarah Pearson, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dietetic & SLT and NICU Therapy services on 01932 723937

or

Ciara Tilley, Therapy Lead for Dietetics & Speech Therapy on 01932 723935



Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

PLEASE READ THE ‘IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS’ DOCUMENT BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.
REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).
FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.


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Highly Specialist Dietitian

National Health Service

22 Corfton Rd, London
3 days ago
22 Corfton Rd, London
3 days ago

Job Reference: J103-A-21-25567

Employer:
Cygnet Health Care
Department:
Cygnet Ealing
Location:
22 Corfton Rd, Hanger Hill, London
Salary:
Competitive

What: Highly Specialist Dietitian

Salary: Up to £39681 FTE

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Cygnet Hospital Ealing, 22 Corfton Road, Ealing, W5 2HT

Are you interested in a career in the field of Eating Disorders? We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Registered Dietitian to join our team of dietitians working within our specialist mental health and eating disorder services for women.

Sunrise Ward at Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a highly specialised eating disorder service for 14 women, including those with extremely low BMIs. Sunrise focuses on supporting service users to attain a healthy BMI and prepare for a return home. Sunrise has two distinct areas to support people at varying points on their recovery journey, taking a person from admission through to rehabilitation and preparation for a return home. Sunrise is able to admit individuals with extremely low BMIs. The unit is highly experienced in providing nasogastric feeding, where this is deemed the most appropriate intervention.

In order to fully address the complexity of the problems experienced by the service users on Sunrise Ward, treatment focuses on the following three elements:

  1. Weight restoration and physical harm reduction through the institution of an appropriate meal plan.
  2. Cognitive reconstruction via individual and/or group therapy to improve ego strength, conflict resolution, personal identity, and self-acceptance at normal body weight.
  3. Psychosocial functional enablement via individual and/or group psychoeducative, creative, and experiential activities.

What we want from you?

We want you to work closely with the MDT in assessing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a dietetic programme of care for service users with an Eating Disorder.

You will manage dietetic assessment and carry out specialist interventions at an individual and group level. You will manage a range of complex presentations including nutrition support, weight management and individuals requiring refeeding plans.

You will be skilled in dietetic assessment of a clients’ needs, resulting in an individualised dietetic plan for that client and work in close collaboration with the catering team and wider multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist advice on oral and non-oral feeding regimes including calculation of nutritional requirements based on the interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometry, clinical condition and other physical parameters. You will attend weekly MDT meetings to provide expert advice to clinicians regarding the progression of nutrition support which is evidence based and ensure all care documentation is complete.

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian, with experience of working in a mental health setting, with excellent communication and IT skills. We have a robust clinical supervision structure and you will receive regular peer supervision, with a strong emphasis placed on Continued Professional Development.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for a Highly Specialist Dietitian with:

  • A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Dietetics, registration with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and membership of the BDA (British Dietetic Association) and Mental Health Group.
  • Experience in the field of mental health and eating disorders evidenced by sound clinical knowledge. Experience of working in inpatient/acute settings would also be beneficial.
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Excellent communication / time management skills.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion.

What is exciting about this post?

The post holder will also have the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, staff and student training at both a local and national level.

Will there be other dietitians?

This post is part of a wider national dietetics team at Cygnet. Members of the team provide services to children and young people, eating disorders, learning disabilities, brain injury and mental health inpatient services. Everyone has a dedicated onsite line manager for day to day support and then an additional tier of professional and clinical support from our Director of Speech and Language Therapy and Dietetics. We also have a team of 50 Speech and Language Therapists who work closely with our Dietitians for dysphagia management. You will work daily alongside psychiatry, nursing and care, occupational therapy and psychology colleagues.


What else is on offer?

In return for your commitment and dedication we offer:

  • Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties
  • Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
  • Appraisal and peer supervision with other Dietitians
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free meals on duty
  • Employee rewards and discount benefits scheme including NHS discounts and cycle to work scheme.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation and health checks.
  • Full induction training

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

What next?

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you.

Please note vacancy may close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received.


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Dietitian - Band 6

National Health Service

Chertsey, HC
3 days ago
Chertsey, HC
£32.933k - £39.681k Per Year
3 days ago
£32.933k - £39.681k Per Year

Job Reference: 323-KPG1053

Employer:
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Dietetics
Location:
Chertsey, Surrey
Salary:
£32,933 to £39,681 pa inc HCAS (pro rata)

OUR VALUES:
PATIENTS FIRST. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. PRIDE IN OUR TEAM.


Gastroenterology Dietician - Band 6

24.75hours per Week

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative Dietitian with excellent communication skills, and an interest in Gastroenterology Services. The team of 4 Gastroenterology Dietitians work within the wider Gastroenterology team comprising gastroenterologists, colorectal and upper GI surgeons, nurse specialists, radiologists and psychologists. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Dietitians aim to collaboratively provide patients with excellent knowledge/understanding and relevant information about nutrition and lifestyle to help manage gastrointestinal symptoms and improve quality of life.

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of Gastroenterology outpatients and jointly cover the specialist ward, attend weekly multidisciplinary meetings and contribute to the development of service evaluation and developing outcome measures.

The Dietetic department is managed jointly with the Speech and Language Therapy Department offering collaborative ways of working. The Dietetics team has specialities in Diabetes, Bariatric surgery, Paediatrics, as well as acute and community nutrition support. There are also excellent relations with the multidisciplinary teams throughout the trust.

ASPH offers excellent access to supervision and is strongly committed to Clinical Governance and Continuing Professional Development with an excellent support and clinical supervision structure in place. We are committed to training student dietitians on their A, B and C placement and have close working relationships with the University of Surrey and other training departments in the South East.

Flexible working patterns will be considered.

For further information please contact:

Nicola King, nicola.king13@nhs.net Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian on 01932 722202 or

Alison Williamson, alison.williamson1@nhs.net, Clinical Lead for Inpatient Dietetics and SLT, 07795611146



Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

PLEASE READ THE ‘IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS’ DOCUMENT BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.
REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).
FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.


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Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

National Health Service

Kingston Hospital NHS FT, London
4 days ago
Kingston Hospital NHS FT, London
£43.712k - £49.325k Per Year
4 days ago
£43.712k - £49.325k Per Year

Job Reference: 396-2967107-OF-CB

Employer:
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Dietitian
Location:
Kingston Hospital NHS FT, Kingston
Salary:
£43,712 - £49,325 pa pro rata Incl HCAS (15%)

First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients


Job Title: Band 7 Paediatric Dietitian

Area of work: Paediatrics

Employer: Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Nutrition & Dietetics

Location: Kingston, Surrey

Salary: Band 7

Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week

Interview date: to be confirmed

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Dietitian to join the friendly and dynamic team at Kingston Hospital. The Paediatric Team covers a busy general paediatric caseload that includes Inpatients, Outpatients, Diabetes, MDT clinics, a Neonatal Unit and Home Enteral Feeding. We are very fortunate to be well established within the paediatric division of the Hospital and work closely with all members of the MDT.

We are looking for a motivated and resourceful Dietitian with excellent communication and team working skills to work as an integral member of the community multi professional teams. You will take a lead role in providing specialist nutritional assessment and ongoing support to children requiring home enteral feeding within schools, children’s centers, MDT settings and on domiciliary visits.

Kingston Hospital is a busy district general hospital in Surrey, just a 20 minutes train journey from Central London. Kingston Hospital is the first acute trust in London to be rated Outstanding for being well-led and caring.

The dietetic department comprises of 22 dietitians working in acute and community settings. The Trust’s nutrition and dietetic service has a strong commitment to professional and personal development. There are well defined CPD and clinical supervision models in place to support the successful applicant. The service is also actively involved in student training and you will be expected to contribute to the student training programmes for placements 2 and 3 students.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Pascale Varley or Louisa Fogg on 020 8973 5280 or email khft.dietetics@nhs.net.



  • Application: Please ensure that you have read the job description and person specification and that your supporting statement reflects this, as your application will be assessed against these criteria.

  • References: You will be required to provide 3 years of employment/educational history. We do not accept references from personal email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail etc. therefore please ensure you are providing professional working email addresses within your application form.

  • Closing date: In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust, we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

  • Shortlisting: You will only be contacted by the Recruitment Team via email if you are shortlisted for this post. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account/mobile regularly.

  • DBS: Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

  • Salary: Applicants without prior NHS experience at the same Pay Band or higher, your salary will start at the lower value within the advertised range and increase every year up to the maximum value within the banding (subject to review meetings).

  • NHS Jobs: Completed applications will be transferred to our preferred third party recruitment management system. All communications will be via trac.jobs, unfortunately, you will not receive responses to queries sent via NHS Jobs.
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Diabtes Specialist Dietitian

National Health Service

CMH, London
2 days ago
CMH, London
£43.712k - £49.325k Per Year
2 days ago
£43.712k - £49.325k Per Year

Job Reference: 337-NP-3539IP

Employer:
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
Location:
CMH, Park Royal
Salary:
£43,712 - £49,325 per annum inclusive of HCAS

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.


The Brent Integrated Diabetes Service (BIDS) team deliver specialist advice and treatment across the borough of Brent in conjunction with Primary Care and other key stakeholders. We are looking for an experienced motivated specialist dietitian to join our team - full time or part time hours considered. This is an established team with an office base at Central Middlesex and clinic hubs in Wembley and Willesden . Flexible working arrangements are supported and facilitated by laptop/mobile phone connectivity utilising sytemone

Key remit of the role would be

  • Providing therapeutic assessments and dietary treatment to people with diabetes and related co-morbidities across community, primary and secondary care.
  • Providing the lead for nutrition-related diabetes guidance within the Diabetes multidisciplinary team.
  • Providing education and training on diabetes and related co-morbidities to GPs, primary care dietitians, other health care professionals, students, patients and the general public
  • Providing leadership in audit and research of factors and outcomes of nutrition related diabetes management and prevention

Informal discussions welcomed.

Interviews will be held on Monday 22nd March via MS Teams.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMariesa KieltyJob titleGeneral managerEmail addressmariesa.kielty@nhs.netTelephone number0788451053Additional contact information

Informal enquiries welcomed by Mariesa or Farhat Hamid

Head of Nutrition & Dietetics Brent

Integrated Clinical Services

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Tel: 020 8795 6363 I Mobile: 07775030884

email: fhamid@nhs.net



The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.

Job Type

full-time

Posted

3 days ago

Description

Band 5 Dietitian

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 09 March 2021

Job overview

A vacancy has arisen in our well established Dietetic team at Wexham Park Hospital for a rotational Band 5 Dietitian. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, active team player with good communication skills, who enjoys working in a busy, acute environment. You will have a great opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience with a varied caseload. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in surgery, gastroenterology, ITU and oncology, as part of our structured learning programme.

Main duties of the job

Further responsibilities will include involvement in the pre-registration training of dietitians. We also have a training commitment to other healthcare professionalswhich will provide the opportunity to develop excellent teaching and presentation skills. We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the Trusts and the national clinical governance agenda and have established clinical audit and policy/strategy programmes.

The service is committed to CPD and personal development and has clinical supervision systems in place. You will also have access to external training programmes linked to your learning needs and job role. Frimley Health is an Investor in People organisation and as a department we are fully committed to these values for our staff members.

About us

We're a trust that stands out in many ways as an employer. When you visit our hospitals, you can feel something special about the surroundings, the people and the culture.

We know just how important our employees are to what we do. So, weve worked hard to create a trust where you will know you are valued, respected and rewarded. Theres no better place to take your career forward, however you see your future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE OF JOB: To be responsible for the treatment of a designated clinical caseload and associated paperwork To help supervise student dietitians To contribute to the continued development, efficiency and safety in the dietetic department To participate in CPD and other departmental activity To be flexible at times of increased capacity to the service

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:Clinical To be responsible for implementing within your clinical practise the standards and policies in each speciality and where applicable, propose changes to working practises. To maintain a high standard of clinical care using evidence based practises and evaluate the outcomes. To be responsible as an autonomous practitioner and to undertake a significant clinical caseload To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills and seek guidance from senior staff as required. To devise an individualised dietetic management and/or treatment plan using clinical reasoning and make decisions regarding and formulate skills to utilise a range of treatment options in formulating a programme of care, carry out nutritional diagnosis and prescribe ACBS products for conditions where there are limited professional clinical guidelines To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your professional activities working within codes of practise and professional guidelines. To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance, clinical risk and to demonstrate the use of treatment plans with an evidence based link. To keep up to date with clinical developments, analysing current research and discussing and implementing changes in clinical practise. To be responsible for the safe use of equipment used in carrying out dietetic duties and adhering to the Trusts medical devices policy. To demonstrate a physical ability to perform light physical effort required to meet job demands. To utilise dietary assessment software. This job may involve frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions e.g. unpleasant smells and occasional exposure to hostility in the form of verbal and physical aggression

Management To achieve planning the effective daily management of a caseload of patients including responding to urgent referrals and unpredictable work patterns. To be able to prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities in accordance with the departmental requirements. To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner. To work with the dietetics department to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of departmental policies and the yearly performance plan. To supervise dietetic students on clinical placement. To maintain and provide accurate and timely statistical information (by paper and computer entry) as required and in consultation with senior staff. To participate in the Trust appraisal scheme as an appraisee. To ensure that all equipment defects, accidents and complaints are reported to your supervisor and dietetic manager to ensure appropriate action is taken. To counsel patients and use negotiating skills in clinical practise.

Communication To liaise with other dietitians as needed regarding patient care. To communicate effectively with other disciplines both internally and externally to ensure multi-disciplinary approach to care. To be able to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and other staff. To ensure timely and effective communication with the dietetics manager and senior staff on all professional matters. To maintain an accurate record keeping system in line with BDA standards and local guidelines. To attend ward rounds, meetings, case conferences as appropriate in order to ensure appropriate and timely management of patients through discharge. To attend and be an active participant in team, peer group and departmental staff meetings.

Education To assist in the training of students on clinical placement. To be responsible for and actively record your own personal development. To disseminate knowledge to dietetic staff through in-service training and initiate and provide training/presentation sessions for other healthcare professions and patient groups. To contribute to the education of multidisciplinary groups, patients, families, carers and general public as appropriate. To keep abreast of all new developments, which includes attending relevant study days and visits to specialist units.

Research/Audit/Quality To participate in appropriate work related research /evaluation/audit projects and to be aware of current research relevant to the speciality. To undertake and present a relevant evidence based project. In line with the Trusts commitment to Clinical Governance, to participate in clinical audit and evaluate your own clinical effectiveness.

General To comply with fire, health & safety, universal precautions, infection control and all other departmental policies. To report all complaints/incidents to the immediate senior member of staff and document accordingly. In times of crises to help as indicated in other areas of the hospital. To be able to multi-task and work in an environment with constant interruptions where intense concentration is required. To undertake any other duties that may be required by the dietetics manager.

This job description is an indication of the type and range of tasks that are expected of the postholder, and other duties may be required, in line with the role and the banding. It will be reviewed and amended from time to time in consultation with the postholder to take account of changing organisational need.

This job description should be read in conjunction with the non-supervisory JD addendum.http://www.frimleyhealth.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Job-Description-Addendum-non-supervisory.docPERSON SPECIFICATION

CRITERIA RELEVANT TO THE ROLE ESSENTIAL DESIRABLEQualifications Recognised degree or post graduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics or equivalent HCPC registration Knowledge of evidence based practice Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practise Basic knowledge of health legislation in current practice and clinical governance Member of BDASkills & Knowledge Problem solver Good time manager Good organisational skills Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups Effective written and oral communication skills Keyboard skills and computer literacy and use of dietary assessment software. Some basic management skills Presentation skills Group work skillsExperience Successful completion of clinical placement in an NHS setting Recent clinical experience Documented evidence of CPD

Values & Behaviours We will expect your values and behaviours to mirror those of the Trust, available at: https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/about-us/our-values/

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Recognised degree or post graduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration
  • BDA member

Experience

Essential

  • Successful completion of clinical placement in an NHS setting or equivalent

Skills

Essential

  • Keyboard skills and computer literacy and use of dietary assessment software.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham

SL2 4HL


Employer's website

https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/