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Dietitian progressing to Specialist Dietitian

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
Welwyn Garden City
Salary
Depending on experience £28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic dietitian, to join the community team at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) in East and North Hertfordshire, delivering a service as part of the Intermediate Care Team and Diabetes Team.

The post requires a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purpose is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

This post would suit a soon to qualify or newly qualified dietitian, or one with experience.

In return, we can offer you:
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum and a maximum payment pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme (for substantive staff)
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts


Main duties of the job

The role includes providing a dietetic service to adults as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) diabetes clinics at East and North Herts NHS Trust. This is an existing post which includes working with adults who have Type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes, group education sessions, and being part of MDT clinics at QEII, Lister and Hertford County Hospitals. The role also supports colleagues in the provision of a dietetic service in the delivery of general dietetic clinics using evidence-based practice and conforming to best practice guidelines.

The successful candidate will work as part of the broader HCT Nutrition and Dietetic Service, which is Hertfordshire wide.We are a supportive and innovative service, working alongside various partners and specialties. We are part of the wider ICS Nutrition group, and work closely with our ICS colleagues on food based initiatives.

We are committed to delivering a quality service, value staff training and CPD, participate regularly in student training and have a robust appraisal and supervisory framework. Electronic records are used throughout the Trust, further aiding our ability to work across a wide variety of settings and be in a position to work as part of an MDT, yet work remotely if needed as part of a hybrid approach to our work/ life balance.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust visionWe welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a permanent part time post, 30 hours a week, with in-person clinics Monday and Thursday's, and Friday mornings.

Job Description
  • To provide a dietetic service to adults as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) diabetes clinics at East and North Herts NHS Trust.
  • This work includes working with adults who have Type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes, group education sessions including carbohydrate counting, and being part of MDT clinics (both face to face and virtual). Clinic sites are QEII, Lister and Hertford County Hospitals.
  • To support colleagues in the provision of a dietetic service in the delivery of general dietetic clinics using evidence-based practice and conforming to best practice guidelines.
  • To deliver group education sessions, virtually and potentially in person.
  • To be part of a dietetic rota for triaging referrals.
  • To provide education and training to dietitians, dietetic students, and other healthcare professionals (HCPs).

Main Duties
  • To provide a specialist dietetic service within the adult diabetes multidisciplinary team clinics in East and North Herts NHS Trust.
  • To provide expert dietetic advice as part of the diabetes multidisciplinary team and the general dietetic service, to ensure a high standard of clinical care.
  • To undertake comprehensive nutritional assessments of patients and make clinical judgements on a range of highly complex dietetic problems that requires investigation, analysis and assessment.
  • To formulate individualised management and treatment plans autonomously, using clinical reasoning, and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate a programme of care.
  • To utilise advanced communication and teaching skills.
  • To work within a legal framework, following organisational and departmental policies and procedures, consider ways to improve patient experience and to promote the health of patients, carers and members of the public.
  • To provide leave cover when other members of the dietetic team are absent, according to clinical competencies and on an agreed cover.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence.

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Person Specification

Essential criteria

Essential

  • BSc Nutrition & Dietetics degree or equivalent or soon to qualify
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of a clinical portfolio
  • Up to date knowledge of dietetic practice
  • IT literate
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current relevant research
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good motivational skills
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Ability to interpret clinical policies and guidelines within a highly specialist field to meet the needs of own client group
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently
  • Ability to reflect and appraise own performance
  • Team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


Desirable

  • Member of British Dietetic Association
  • Participation in audit
  • Evidence of working with patients requiring enteral nutrition via a feeding tube
  • Presentation skills


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Address

Howard Court

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 1BW



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