University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are recruiting for a Rotational Band 5 Dietitian. This post would suit either student dietitians, newly qualified or experienced Band 5 dietitians. We welcome candidates that are working towards their HCPC registration and that they will be paid on the top of Band 5 on annex 21 until they have gained their registration.
Annex 21 is - up to 12 months prior to completion of training: 75 per cent of the pay band maximum of the fully qualified rate
more than one but less than two years prior to completion of training: 70 per cent of the pay band maximum of the qualified rate.
.We invite applicants seeking part time or full time to apply.
Rotational dietitians work within the acute and community dietetic teams. Rotations will provide the opportunity to work within a wide range of specialties including community, acute medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, paediatrics and renal.
Band 5 dietitians will work closely within an established dietetic team and work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, caterers and therapists to deliver dietetic care to patients.
The successful applicants will be required to develop and take part in staff teaching, student training and support the team in audit and service developments.Main duties of the job
- To provide a dietetic service to an allocated workload of inpatients and outpatients at Derriford Hospital and Community sites and maintain accurate records under the supervision of a senior dietitian.
- To participate in the teaching and training of other health care professionals.
- To be involved in all Nutrition and Dietetic departmental activities and contribute to the delivery of a Trust wide dietetic service
***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***About us
We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlistedJob descriptionJob responsibilities Provide a high standard of dietetic service to patients through comprehensive assessment, planning, and monitoring of patient requirements using evidence- based Work effectively as an individual and/or as part of a multidisciplinary team. Communicate accurately in writing and/or verbally with other health professionals. Record all assessments and interventions in clinical notes, nursing notes and dietetic record cards in line with BDA guidelines. Adapt to changing demands of the job to provide a dietetic service in the absence of co-workers. Develop and apply knowledge in specialist areas, under the supervision of a senior Provide regular outpatient Review and update resource material using evidence based Ensure that resources are used effectively and in accordance with departmental Prepare and deliver presentations and training programmes to patients and healthcare professionals using current evidence-based resources. Participate in education and training of student dietitians with clinical supervisory skills training. Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development to improve patient centred care. Participate in audits and quality monitoring. Proactively contribute to the achievement of clinical outcomes through individual and team Be aware of and adhere to all trust policies and procedures, the Health & Safety at Work Act and Data Protection Act. Liaises with food services department to ensure correct provision of therapeutic diets to inpatients on assigned ward
For further details please see attached JD& PSPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Desirable Knowledge and experienceEssential
- oBSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
- oHCPC Professional registration
- oProven knowledge of anthropometry, biochemistry, pharmacology to undertake a full nutrition assessment
- oCompetence in calculating basic nutritional requirements
Aptitude and AbilitiesEssential
- Previous relevant employment in healthcare setting
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- oGood communication skills, written and verbal with the ability to demonstrate clarity and effectiveness at all levels
- oAbility to manage a defined clinical caseload with a degree of supervision
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