You would work closely with the dietitians in the HEF team, MDTs at Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital and the paediatric community teams. The service provides face to face home visits, telephone and video consultations depending on patient need. There is close liaison with families and a wide range of carers including nursery and education providers. As well as a sound knowledge of enteral nutrition some experience in primary care and paediatric is desirable, but not essential. We will invest in you and provide training when in post. Our Enteral Feed provider is Abbott Nutrition and you will work closely with the Abbott Nutrition Nurse Advisers. You will be supported by the team leader for HEF and the professional lead for dietetics.Main duties of the job
Within this role you will provide a service to patients and their carers and complete dietetic assessment and interventions to children referred into the service. You will work with the MDTs in the acute trusts (Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital), CAMHS in Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, with primary care staff, nurseries, schools and tertiary centres out of county.
You will be based at our office on the Kettering General Hospital or Northampton General Hospital site but the expectation is to work countywide, including providing home visits and school clinics.
You will be working as an autonomous practitioner but be a team player, will have excellent dietetic assessment skills and be able to create dietetic interventions that are linked into the wider MDT care plans. You will work predominantly with children over 5 years old with the possibility of seeing babies depending on experience. The post holder will establish children referred on an appropriate enteral feeding regimen, care plans and monitor their nutrition to maintain safe practice and allow growth. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to use different approaches flexibly to meet the needs of our patients and promote engagement. You will liaise with healthcare teams working in acute and primary care.About us
NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document. Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
paeditric knowledge and skillsEssential
- nutritional support and wide range of dietetc exp
skills including service improvemnt and communicationEssential
- experience of working with children , including infants
Employer detailsEmployer name
- wide range of professional skills, able to communicate with wide range of people in MDT, experience of service improvement
Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation TrustAddress
Highfield Clinical Care Centre
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