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Specialist Dietitian

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Are you keen to be part of a specialist dietetic team? We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, and confident individual.

You should have leadership skills, the ability to work well within teams and be able to manage your time effectively. An interest in research and audit is also key to this role.

Fixed Term until 03-12-24 , start date start on 03-06-24.

Main duties of the job

This post is based at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery at Queen's Square. You will work with 7 dietitians, a dietetic assistant and an administrator. The role will be providing inpatient & outpatient services to acute Neuromedical / neurosurgical / neuro-oncology wards, neuro-rehab wards and provide cover for medical/surgical HDU's.

We are a forward-thinking department of over 60 dietitians committed to clinical governance initiatives. You will be actively involved in CPD and department activities.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • Four year degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registered


Desirable

  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) or equivalent association
  • Post registration training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Post graduate study in specialist area of dietetics e.g. PENG course, paediatric/renal modules


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration clinical experience in haemato-oncology
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to specialist area of dietetics


Desirable

  • Involvement in relevant specialist interest group


Communication

Essential

  • Sound verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Awareness of need for confidentiality and issues of consent


Personal and people development

Essential

  • Experience of training student dietitians/other HCPCs


Desirable

  • Experience in the support and development of junior members of staff
  • Teaching on degree (or higher level) / professional course


Health, Safety and Security

Essential

  • Knowledge & understanding of clinical governance and risk management and relevance to dietetics


Quality and service improvement

Desirable

  • Experience in project management


Information collection and analysis including IT skills

Essential

  • Anthropometry skills
  • Experience of conducting audit and/or research, including the ability to analyse and interpret statistics
  • Computer literacy


Equality and Diversity

Essential

  • Awareness of equal opportunities and diversity


Other requirements

Essential

  • To manage the physical effort of working between hospital sites, frequently moving up and down stairs, standing for long periods of time and carrying heavy folders.
  • To manage working in unpleasant conditions such as environments where there may be unpleasant sights, noises, smells and temperature fluctuations e.g. hospital wards


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square

London

WC1N 3BG

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309-UCLH-4203-A

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