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Community Dietitian

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hillingdon
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated dietitian to join CNWL to work in the Community Adult Rehabilitation Service in Hillingdon. You will be a part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, and Rehab Support Workers to provide quality care to patients in their own homes.

This post offers the opportunity to gain clinical experience in community dietetics, specialising in home enteral feeding and oral nutritional support. The role includes an opportunity to work with patients with a variety of neurological conditions.

The post holder will be supported by a Band 7, B6 dietitian and Band 4 dietetic assistant. Continuing professional development is actively supported via clinical supervision, close liaison with local acute dietetic services, yearly appraisal, and in-house and in-service training. We will also offer you the opportunity to participate in quality governance activities.

Successful applicants must be able to travel throughout Hillingdon to carry out home visits in the community.If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by email, please ensure you check your email regularly. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.

If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy then please contact:

Sunoj Jacob

Team Lead , Community Adult Rehabilitation Service

sunojjacob@nhs.net /07921279552

Main duties of the job

  • To have responsibility for providing a dietetic service including appropriate dietary assessment and treatment to adult residents in their own homes and intermediate care unit requiring food fortification advice, nutritional supplementation or Home Enteral Tube Feeding support
  • To calculate energy requirements and to recommend food fortification to meet requirements or an appropriate prescription for oral nutrition supplements or enteral feed.
  • To be clinically competent to give specialist nutrition support advice, treatment and dietary counselling to support behaviour change and adherence to long term treatments.
  • To provide advice to medical practitioners on the appropriate prescribing of ACBS products such as enteral feeding products, oral nutritional supplements and vitamin and mineral supplements.
  • To assess, identify clinical risks and make appropriate treatment recommendations for all enteral feeding sites.
  • To deliver patient educational sessions to patient groups as directed
  • To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively with patients from a wide range of backgrounds,


About us

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.Providingtop-quality caredepends on our ability to employ the best people.We're always looking torecruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work within the British Dietetic Association code of professional conduct and Health Professions Council standards.
  • To have a working knowledge of clinical guidelines relevant to Dietetics and to translate these guidelines into own practice.
  • To actively participate in Personal Development Review by identifying key performance objectives and continuing education needs.
  • To actively participate in clinical supervision sessions to identify and develop professional, clinical and service needs.
  • To be responsible for gaining valid, informed consent to assessment and treatment interventions, sharing of information following legal and professional guidelines and to follow these guidelines in circumstances where clients do not have capacity to provide informed consent.
  • To follow and implement Trust, departmental and professional policies, procedures, guidelines and standards within own work area.
  • To be responsible for maintaining detailed and accurate client treatment records and appropriate safe keeping, ensuring confidentiality.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Degree or Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics


Desirable

  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association
  • Accredited postgraduate nutrition support course


Experience

Essential

  • relevant post graduate experience
  • Experience in nutritional screening training to other health professionals
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience in nutrition support and home enteral feeding practice


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching and assessing students


Skills

Essential

  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrable understanding of dietetics within a community setting


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hillingdon community

Laurel lodge clinic , Harlington Road , Hillingdon UB8 3HD

Hillingdon

UB8 3HD

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333-G-HC-1343

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