As a result of internal promotion, we are looking for Band 5 dietitians to join our rotation program working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB). You will join a friendly, proactive and patient-focused team of dietitians, dietetic assistants and be a part of the wider multi-professional Therapy team. QEHB is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, burns & plastics and renal dialysis. We also provide highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.
We have 8 rotations, each lasting 6 months allowing you to work within established multidisciplinary teams in a wide range of specialist areas such as general medicine, cardiology & cardiac surgery, diabetes, renal medicine & surgery, respiratory, haematology, oncology, liver medicine & surgery and GI medicine & surgery.
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Dietitians with a commitment to providing high quality, evidence-based patient care. These are ideal positions for any dietitians looking to work in an acute hospital setting supporting in-patients and out-patients.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.
For further information please contact Miss Manyee Li (Manyee.Li@uhb.nhs.uk) or Mrs Sara Price (Sara.Price@uhb.nhs.uk)Main duties of the job
These rotational posts offer great prospects for cross-speciality, multidisciplinary working with a significant role to play in patient, carer and staff education including audits, implementing, and running of training programmes to improve patient care.
Your clinical caseload will be reflective of the rotation within which you are based -- each being a blend of in and/or outpatient work under the supervision of a Band 7 specialist dietitian who will guide and support your learning and development within that team/specialist area.
As part of our preceptorship and student training programs, there will be opportunities for your own personal & professional development as well as the training and education of future Dietitians and other healthcare professionals. You will be expected to attend clinical update meetings as part of the QEHB Dietetic team as well as having access to education specific to your role and grade. As a department we actively encourage continuing professional development for career and service development to promote and facilitate the provision of the best in clinical care, research, innovation, and education.About us
We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.
Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.
UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Evidence of relevant GCSE, NVQ, GNVQ, AS and A levels
- Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
- Registration with HCPC
- * Will have had relevant clinical experience as part of undergraduate training
- * Sound knowledge of Clinical Dietetics
- * Knowledge of different types of nutritional support
- * Demonstrates interest/enthusiasm in relevant clinical areas
- * Demonstrates an understanding of audit, clinical effectiveness and its importance in the provision of a quality service
- * Demonstrates an awareness of local needs e.g. ethnic minority and low income groups
- * May have worked for another trust with a broad range of general experience
- * Post-graduate experience relevant to post
- * Evidence of relevant continued professional development
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- * Good communication skills both written and oral
- * Ability to work through interpreters and use visual aids
- * Able to use a range of communication skills e.g. active listening
- * Ability to form good working relationships
- * Understanding of multidisciplinary team
- * Confident but able to recognise own limitations
- * Able and willing to learn
- * Demonstrates organisational skills
- * Good presentation skills and teaching skills with evidence of presentations to groups
- * Able to work in line with HCPC standards and BDA code of conduct
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