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Dietitian - Gastroenterology, Surgery & Critical Care

Employer
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge or career step?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive person to support our Gastroenterology, Surgical and Critical Care Dietetic services. An opportunity has arisen to join the team of over 30 Dietitians in the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a Band 6 Dietitian specialising in Gastroenterology, Surgery and Critical Care.

We are looking to recruit a Dietitian with experience in these areas, or a Band 5/6 who is keen to gain experience in these specialities.

This post sits within a supportive Dietetic department comprising of other Dietitians and Dietetic Support Workers. You will be part of the Gastroenterology, Surgery and Critical Care Dietetics service across the York and Scarborough Hospital sites. Clinical leadership is provided by a Band 7 Advanced Clinical Specialist Dietitian and Professional Lead. Operational support is provided by the Team Manager and the Senior AHP Operational Manager.

The post holder will be a key member of the Surgical, Critical Care, Gastroenterology and Nutrition multi-disciplinary teams at York. There will be opportunities to lead on dietetic service development in the clinical areas of bariatric surgery, IBD, IBS, coeliac disease, liver disease, critical care and post-surgical patients.

For current NHS employees, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for this secondment post.

Main duties of the job

You will be primarily based at York Hospital, but will be required to travel to Scarborough Hospital too.

The gastro/surgical dietitians deliver a comprehensive service to patients in a wide area of clinical specialities, including
  • patients on a bariatric surgical pathway
  • post-surgery
  • critical care
  • liver disease and transplant work up
  • IBS and IBD
  • coeliac disease
  • pancreatic disorders

The team work closely with a number of specialist nurses and gastro psychology services to support the needs of patients.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skills and experience in oral, enteral and parenteral nutritional support. Training will be provided as required to support assessment of patients with fluid balance issues, liver disease and bariatric surgery.

The department places a strong emphasis on clinical supervision, training and education, including:
  • peer support and supervision
  • well established programme facilitating the training of dietetic students
  • delivery of a variety of rolling training programmes for other healthcare professionals across the Trust, relating to nutritional care
  • opportunities to participate in audit and research
  • development in leadership skills

The ability to transport yourself across the locality during the course of a working day is required.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: yhs-tr.recruitment@nhs.net

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


Desirable

  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification


Experience & Knowledge Required

Essential

  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment


Desirable

  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects


Skills & Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


Desirable

  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Always demonstrates professional demeanour
  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours


Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

York Hospital

Wigginton Road

York

YO31 8HE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

419-6071680-D-S

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