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Highly Specialist Prehabilitation Dietitian

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
Highly Specialist Prehabilitation Dietitian

Prehabilitation is here to stay at Barts Health NHS Trust!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts. We are looking for a Band 7 dietitian who is ready for new challenges or an experienced Band 6 who is seeking promotional opportunities to join our prehabilitation team.

We are pleased to be expanding our well-established team to continue providing a trust wide prehabilitation service. The successful post holder will hold a leading role in the on-going development and running of a multidisciplinary prehabilitation service. The post-holder, supported by the clinical lead, will work alongside a physiotherapist and occupational therapist as well as a team of exercise physiologists across the trust to deliver a service that will not only reduce complications from hospital treatment but aim to improve patients' long-term health as they adopt positive lifestyle changes. The post-holder will also work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary teams.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should be a dedicated, skilled and motivated clinician with a wide breadth of experience in oncology, management of long-term conditions as well as having excellent nutrition support skills. At Bart's, our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in East London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of care and being an outstanding place to work.For this reason, we recognise the importance of personal and professional development and that it is crucial to the success of our service. We therefore offer a robust teaching and training programme with the opportunity to complete Quality Improvement and Audit projects and we provide a supportive and engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists. As a band 7 you will also have the opportunity to develop your own supervisory and leadership skills through supporting and supervising junior therapists, therapy support workers and students.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree/Qualification in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • Registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council


Desirable

  • Evidence of Masters level qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Active member of relevant special interest group
  • Post graduate courses relevant to the clinical speciality


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working at band 6 or equivalent level
  • Experience of service development and audit.
  • Broad ranging experience in the oncology and surgical setting.
  • Evidence of experience in complex nutrition support including ethical nutrition issues
  • Experience of clinical education of students, developing educational programmes, teaching and presenting.
  • Experience of multi-professional working


Desirable

  • Previous experience working at a band 7 level.
  • Experience of setting up a new service
  • Experience in working within a prehabilitation setting.
  • Experience using Bioelectrical Impedance machines
  • Experience of using clinical governance framework to monitor and improve patient care quality.
  • Experience in weight management.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of cancer treatments and consequences of treatment related side effects.
  • Knowledge of pancreatic exocrine and endocrine insufficiencies
  • Knowledge of risk factors for morbidity and mortality post-surgery, and how nutritional optimisation may mitigate these
  • Knowledge of person centred care, positive psychology, behaviour change and self-management
  • Knowledge of Awareness of Local and National Cancer Directives including how prehabilitation fits with personalised careues affecting the local population and strategies in place to support improvement in these areas
  • Demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of principles surrounding risk management, Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety


Desirable

  • Awareness of Local and National Cancer Directives including how prehabilitation fits with personalised care


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

St Bartholomew's Hospital

London

EC1A 7BE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6284312SBH

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