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FTC: Highly Specialist Dietitian for Critical Care & Nutrition Team

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6/Band 7. This is a fixed term contract for one year and will provide you with the opportunity to do something different and upskill. We are looking for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join our friendly and dynamic team at the North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH). The Dietetic Department is part of the Therapies group (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists) at the NMUH. We are the first Nutrition & Dietetic Department in London to commence seven day services. The post holder will be responsible for covering the expanding critical care unit complex, and the Nutrition Team. You will be required to clinically lead the dietetic surgical team, in conjunction with the current Band 7 dietitian for critical care. You will work with the Band 7 to clinically lead the critical care services. You will be required to liaise closely and effectively with the multidisciplinary team members to provide an excellent service.

Main duties of the job

To provide Service to the critical care services including the Trust Nutrition team. If appropriately trained and competent to practice, to take on the extended role of non-medical prescribing in the critical care and nutrition team within own scope of practice. This includes developing and updating policies and procedures. To provide expert opinion. To participate and contribute to the Nutrition Team, provide cover for other specialist services areas as and when required. To take the lead role for education programmes for patients and staff within and out-with the Trust, and to develop critical care education resources. To update critical care policies and procedures. To lead on and regularly participate in research and audit within critical care and the wider Dietetic Service. To participate and contribute to the Nutrition Team and provide cover for other specialist services areas as and when required. To participate in seven-day service on a Rota basis. Too undertake the planning, organisation, allocation, and training of student training for critical care. Multidisciplinary team working, close liaison between acute and community teams, and highly developed skills in communicating with patients, carers, and other service users is essential. To be joint clinical team lead for critical care team. To be responsible for supervision of critical care and parenteral nutrition team.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You should have excellent communication skills, be effective in multidisciplinary team working and be able to deliver both group education and individual interventions. You will have the opportunity to be involved in, and in some cases lead on, research, audits and other service development initiatives both within and out-with the dietetic department. You will be required to undertake teaching/training of other health professionals. You will be involved in student training for your area. The dietetic department undertakes student training for placements 2 and 3, and has a robust CPD programme, and are committed to providing excellent line management, supervision/support, specialist training and other forms of continuous professional development. In order to support you in this role, you would receive training and supervision tailored to your needs.

Further information in the job description attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • BSc in Dietetics 4 year degree course or equivalent State Registered Dietitian with HPC BDA member BDA member of specialist group, critical care group network


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification registered with HCPC BDA Post graduate diploma in advanced dietetic practice or equivalent in BDA postgraduate courses equivalent to Master's degree



  • Up to date clinical knowledge in critical care, including types of ventilation, dialysis Knowledge of government strategy on above areas, NICE guidelines Knowledge of critical care and general medications, voluntary organisations



  • Experience of audit Experience of training student dietitians Working as a team Experience of working with different ethnic groups


  • Experience of research Post graduate Courses on critical care, TPN, nutritional support



  • Ability to provide highly specialised treatment packages, plan and provide appropriate monitoring Ability to analyse highly complex, conflicting information and deciding on the most appropriate treatment plan from a range of options Ability to supervise students, junior staff Ability to communicate highly complex, conflicting, sensitive information Ability to problem solve, bring solutions Teaching and presentation skills to individuals and groups Ability to work as part of a team and to liaise with professionals at all levels Use of software packages including Word, Excel, nutritional assessment packages, statistical packages Develop, implement policies and procedures Ability to prioritise workload Demonstrate time management Flexible Assertive Accurate record keeping Maintain confidentiality

Other attributes


  • Evidence of commitment to CPD Demonstrate an understanding of equal opportunities

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust





N18 1QX

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