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Bank Band 6 Specialist Dietitian

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
This post is for a Bank Band 6 Senior Dietitian working across all teams as required at UHCW NHS Trust. The role may cover inpatient wards, community home enteral feeding, paediatrics, diabetes and specialist weight management.

Main duties of the job

  • Provides specialist dietetic advice on the dietary / nutritional management of patients on a specialist caseload within UHCW.
  • Assesses and treats own workload of patients / clients and maintains associated records including out-patients which may include a specialist caseload.
  • Liaises with dietetic colleagues and other members of hospital staff as necessary e.g. medical, nursing, catering and other health professionals.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Carry out nutritional assessments (interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics, clinical condition and diet history) to determine nutritional problem. Development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements, analysis of nutritional intakes sometimes using specialist IT systems, client centred goals and discharge planning including patients on artificial nutritional support) Prescription of dietary treatment and ACBS products for conditions where there are limited professional / clinical guidelines available.

To be clinically competent following appropriate training to give specialist dietetic advice, treatment and dietary counselling to patients in, in-patient and out-patient clinic locations including consultant led clinics and structured group education programmes as appropriate.

To communicate nutrition and dietetic information in an understandable form to staff, clients and carers, requiring negotiation, persuasion, motivation and counselling skills including situations where there are barriers to change.

To use appropriate communication skills and resources to ensure that suitably accessible information is available to individuals on their dietary treatment/care plans.

To liaise with catering, nursing and dietetic staff to ensure the provision of a satisfactory meal service for individual patients

To attend and participate in multidisciplinary meetings.

To participate in the health promotion activities of the department.

To work flexible hours to meet the needs of the patients and the service as required

To cover the work of colleagues and deputise for senior colleagues during periods of absence or peak workloads.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

UHCW

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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218-AHP-B6-6300313

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