An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dietitian to join our dietetic team to expand their skills in the area of community dietetics. We require a motivated and enthusiastic dietitian with a passion for working in the community. Good clinical skills are required and knowledge of a wide variety of clinical conditions seen in the community. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work well as part of the dietetic team.
The post is 12 month fixed-term and you will be part of a well-established community dietetic team along with the wider dietetic department to ensure delivery of a high quality service across North Cumbria and professional support.
The post includes delivering care to patients of all ages referred by GP Practices, Community Hospitals, Care Homes and other Health Care Professionals. The post includes a caseload of enteral feeding patients with support from an enteral nurse specialist.
Professional development is given a high priority and there are ongoing educational opportunities as well as practice supervision. The department trains student dietitians from North West and North East universities which consistently scores 4 stars from students. IT and secretarial support is available.
This post is ideal for either existing Band 6 dietitians looking for a career change or Band 5 dietitians with experience and ready to take the next step in their career while enjoying the quality of life on offer in North Cumbria and the Lake District.Main duties of the job
Provide a comprehensive clinical and educational community dietetic service within the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Contribute to the development of the Nutrition & Dietetic service as a member of the Dietetic team.
To act as a specialist source of advice and expertise, in the management of the nutritional wellbeing of patients of all ages , such as nutritional support, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, home enteral, weight management and in-patients in community Hospitals.
To participate in departmental audits and service development with the support of the Dietetic Leads. You will be part of a friendly, committed and supportive dietetic department of 18 dietitians across North Cumbria (acute & community & paediatrics) providing a quality service through evidence based practice.About us
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availability.Person SpecificationKnowledgeEssential
- Sound knowledge of current dietary issues.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Knowledge of behavioural change and motivational interviewing.
- Knowledge and application of NICE guidance in relation to the specialist area.
- Evidence of recent experience in general clinical dietetics
- Evidence of teaching and training other health professionals
- Evidence of working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Undertaking and reporting on clinical audit
- Experience in community dietetics including home enteral feeding
- Paediatric experience
- Recognised qualification leading to registration in Dietetics (BSc Degree or equivalent)
- Current Health and Care Professions Council registration
- Documentary evidence of post registration CPD
Skills and AptitudesEssential
- Membership of Specialist Interest Group Supervisory skills to support student training.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to use and develop a wide variety of approaches to delivering patient care and education
- Ability to identify, plan, deliver and evaluate training to other health professionals and groups
- Accurate keyboard skills for data inputting, word processing, internet and dietary analysis
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to manage own caseload
- Ability to work without supervision
- Team working skills
- Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
- Confident and self motivated
- Flexible and adaptable
- Able to respond to unpredictable events and frequent interruptions
- Able to deal with distressed patients/relatives/carers
- Flexible working
- Car owner/driver
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Current membership of the British Dietetic Association
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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