Job Title: Team Lead Dietitian - Frailty and Acute Medicine Division: Cancer & Core Clinical Services
Care Group: Diagnostics & Therapies
Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 per annum
We are recruiting for a Team Lead Dietitian - Frailty and Acute Medicine
who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People
and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.
As part of our forward-thinking dietetic service we have an opportunity at Medway Hospital for an enthusiastic Dietitian to lead our team working in our acute medical, emergency department and front door assessment areas, including following patients through to frailty and care of the elderly wards.Main duties of the job
This unique role will involve establishing a nutritional care plan for our patients as early as possible, providing enhanced level knowledge and facilitating pathways.
We encourage pioneering ways of working and support quality improvement plans that make a significant impact on the care and experience of these patients and our team. This is an exciting time to join Medway NHS Foundation Trust during a period of transformation and improving clinical services, where the Trust is investing in nutrition as a priority.
Our values are B
very Person Counts, S
haring and Open and T
ogether. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.
We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.
To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.About us
Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.
Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.
Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.
All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.
We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.
All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
As an autonomous practitioner, to provide advanced level dietetic care to an agreed caseload of patients focusing on leading a team covering early assessment and emergency department areas, acute medical, frailty and care of elderly wards and providing enhanced level knowledge and opinion, across a variety of acute specialities when required.
To take an active role in developing the dietetic service within this area to raise awareness on the importance of early nutrition intervention with education sessions, ward presence, participation in ward rounds and multidisciplinary meetings to provide a coordinated, evidence based approach to patient care and facilitate pathways with the support of the Clinical Lead Dietitian and MDT
To work effectively as part of an Acute Dietetic Team undertaking advanced assessment of patients including those with diverse and complex presentations and conditions: using expert clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to formulate individualised treatment plans and programmes
To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work including responsibility of an allocated patient caseload / workloadPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Diploma/degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Current Health Professions Council registration
- Member of British Dietetic Association, ideally including relevant specialist group
- Competency in specialist level nutritional assessment of patients in varied clinical specialities in a range of population groups
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the issues involved with working in a busy acute setting, in particular assessment areas, such as the Emergency Department
- Awareness of frailty scores and complexity of comorbidities in this patient group
- Practical knowledge on long term feeding tube care including management in an emergency care setting
- Demonstrable experience of working with a variety of clinical specialities and a range of population groups
- Experience of supervising Dietitians and Dietetic students
- Involvement of developing department and service protocols
- Team lead experience
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Excellent written and verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Able to communicate clearly with other team members and patients/ carers in challenging situations
- Auditing skills
Medway NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Medway Maritime Hospital
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