Band 8a (0.6 WTE): Dietitian Team Leader (ICU)
We are looking for an enthusiastic Dietitian with good networking and team working skills to take on team leader responsibilities with direct support given to the ICU team. Experience in acute advanced nutrition support is essential with clinical experience in ICU and TPN desirable. The successful candidate will be taking on the day-to-day management and leadership of the ICU dietetic team, and this will include some clinical time on ICU.
The post-holder will undertake projects relating to nutrition trust-wide. They will contribute to service and policy development and support strategic, clinical and professional work regarding the Nutrition and Dietetics service to North Bristol NHS Trust. Examples include liaison with pharmacy and supporting the enteral feeding contract.
The ideal candidate will therefore be an all-rounder with advanced behavior change and clinical reasoning skills who already has some experience of managing people.
The post holder will also be involved in our training program for B and C placement student Dietitians.
As part of our commitment to service improvement and quality, we would expect you to undertake audit and research projects relevant to the post. In return, we will encourage and support relevant CPD.Main duties of the job
- Day-to-day management and leadership of the ICU/ward dietetic team at Southmead.
- To actively contribute to service and policy development within the Nutrition and Dietetic Service
- To lead nutrition- related projects Trust-wide such as pharmacy liaison.
- To support strategic, clinical and professional work regarding the Nutrition and Dietetics service to North Bristol NHS Trust, social services, educational institutions, charitable organisations and other external agencies, to enable planning and implementation of service developments.
- Working within the department developing and extending partnership working with other health and social care professionals across the wider Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire health and social care community, including the voluntary sector.
- Act as a clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Lead in own specialist area, working as an autonomous and highly skilled clinician, without supervision. Accountable for own professional actions, managing a caseload of patients with complex needs, using evidence-based principles and best practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Some clinical time will be on ICU to support effective leadership.
- To deliver education and training, especially in nutrition support, to a range of health professionals, students and patients.
As part of our commitment to service improvement and quality, we would expect you to undertake audit and research projects relevant to the post. In return, we will encourage and support relevant CPD.
We also support wellbeing and provide a clinical supervision program.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Person SpecificationPersonal QualitiesEssential
- Day to day management and leadership of the ICU team dietetic team to include organisation of ICU, ward cover, out-patient clinic cover and junior staff rotation.
- Proven leadership and managerial skills to lead a clinical team.
- Able to provide specialist advice to facilitate organisational change and service developments which support the objectives of the Trust and Nutrition and Dietetic Service.
- To participate in service planning, review and evaluation to ensure a modern and clinically effective service. To advise the Head of Nutrition and Dietetics of new or changing service needs.
- In conjunction with the Head of Service to be responsible for recruitment to the ward/ICU team to include advertising, short-listing, interviewing and induction of new personnel
- Experienced in supervision, mentoring and support of less experienced staff.
- Provide clinical advice to other practitioners as required.
- Conduct staff appraisals and identify continuing professional development needs.
- Demonstrate a good understanding of clinical research methods and outcomes, particularly in relation to own area of expertise.
- Apply the principles of clinical governance to professional practice.
- Manage time effectively and prioritise a complex workload independently.
- Excellent clinical reasoning skills
- Evidence of ability to network and build good team relations
- Self-motivating and willing to seek out learning opportunities.
- Experience of managing other staff
- Have achieved or be working towards the second KSF gateway of Band 7
- Experience of audit and research
- Knowledge and experience in advanced nutrition support and of common clinical conditions and best dietetic management.
- Evidence of professional development plan and commitment to lifelong learning
- Experience of leading an audit or research project
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working with TPN
- Experience of clinical work ICU
North Bristol NHS TrustAddress
Brunel Hospital, Southmead
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