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Bank Dietitian

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Carlisle, Cumbria
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking bank staff to support the department for patients in a range of clinical areas. Good clinical skills are required and knowledge of a wide variety of conditions. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work well as part of the dietetic team.

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.

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 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, hyperlipidaemia and weight management.

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 description

Job 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.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

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 Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • 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.


Experience

Essential

  • 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


Desirable

  • Experience in community dietetics including home enteral feeding
  • Paediatric experience


Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised qualification leading to registration in Dietetics (BSc Degree or equivalent)
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Documentary evidence of post registration CPD


Desirable

  • Membership of Specialist Interest Group Supervisory skills to support student training.


Skills and Aptitudes

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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.
  • 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


Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Confident and self motivated
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to respond to unpredictable events and frequent interruptions
  • Able to deal with distressed patients/relatives/carers


Other requirements

Essential

  • Flexible working
  • Car owner / Able to travel independently of public transport.


Desirable

  • Current membership of the British Dietetic Association


Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Rd

Carlisle, Cumbria

CA2 7HY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

262-A-24-6126884

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