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Dietitian

Employer
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashton Under Lyne
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Clinical Dietitian - Band 5 Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Permanent

Are you a Dietitian wishing to gain broad experience in clinical dietetics?

We are looking for a HCPC registered Dietitian to join our team of Dietitians and a Dietetic Assistant based at Tameside General Hospital.

This is an opportunity to gain practical experience delivering a dietetic service to a range of wards e.g. medicine including respiratory, gastroenterology, surgical and orthopaedic. The post holder will be involved with oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition*(* after suitable training / with supervision). There will also be an opportunity to work with senior dietitians in other areas such as critical care to facilitate professional development.

You will be involved with the delivery of training to both health care professionals and patient groups.

If you want to be part of a friendly, sociable department, which is committed to high quality Dietetic care we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide effective dietetic treatment for a caseload of adult inpatients at Tameside General Hospital. This will be on a variety of wards so will give experience in a wide range of areas of dietetic practice.

Support will be provided by senior dietitians to successfully complete Trust preceptorship, to ensure appropriate professional development and to give an opportunity to experience more specialised dietetics.

The post holder will provide training to other Healthcare Professionals, patients and will be involved in the training of student dietitians.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Transports equipment scales, feeding pumps, feed etc to wards in line with organisational standards.
  • Will use interpreters as required.
  • Will manage a work pattern that can be unpredictable and can require change in priorities and a rapid response.
  • Will have frequent exposure to patients with chronic conditions, many of who will be newly diagnosed and still coming to terms with the condition. Anxiety can be high and sensitivity is needed.
  • Will work with some patients with a terminal illness or at the end of life.
  • May be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells.

Responsibility for Patient Care
  • To be responsible for a clinical caseload of inpatients, with a range of conditions, requiring competent clinical practice with guidance and support from more experienced colleagues as required.
  • To be individually responsible for assessment of nutritional need, determination and monitoring of treatment or requirements. This will involve nutritional diagnosis, interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics and clinical condition, with guidance and support from more experienced colleagues as required.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that patients and carers have consented prior to dietetic intervention, in line with professional guidelines.
  • To consider the practical implications of advice and tailor information to the individual circumstances of the patients, families and staff involved.
  • To work with catering colleagues regarding the provision of in-patient food and beverages.
  • To ensure that appropriate internal and external agencies have the necessary information to support the client in meeting their needs.
  • To facilitate referrals to the appropriate agency or health care colleagues on identificationof a non-dietetic need or if referrals require more specific specialist advice.
  • To liaise with hospital and practice-based staff, GPs, dietetic colleagues, and support workers to provide an integrated approach to patient care including individual case management.
  • To provide dietetic advice to medical staff, health care professionals and organisations as requested.
  • To recommend appropriate nutritional supplements / products.
  • To provide dietetic cover for colleagues during periods of absence.
  • To plan, organise and present clinical teaching programmes for health care professionals and patient groups in response to identified need.
  • To identify service needs, areas for improvement or efficiency and in conjunction with dietetic management implements action plans to improve provision in line with overall priorities and resources.
  • To be an active team member and participate in department and team developments, clinical governance issues, projects and professional development meetings.
  • To ensure safe practice through development of workload management taking into account risk management and documentation and reporting of critical incidents as outlined in the organisations guidance.
  • To retain HCPC registration.
  • To participate fully in the appraisal process and maintain professional development in line with national legislation. Complies with professional codes of conduct, performance and ethics, professional guidelines and department policies and maintains strict confidentiality and is accountable for own work.
  • To fully adhere to all Trust and National Infection Control advice.

SECTION 2- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • To communicate clearly and effectively with a range of individuals including patients, carers and other health professionals.
  • To demonstrate empathy with patients and carers ensuring their views, choices and experiences influence Dietetic care provision.
  • To use a range of communication tools including motivation and negotiation.
  • To recognise barriers to change and be familiar with different types of communication e.g. verbal and nonverbal.
  • To be able to communicate clearly with small groups.
  • To develop clear concise written reports for the referrers to the service.
  • To maintain accurate and comprehensive records and treatment plans in line with organisational standards.

SECTION 3- EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Transports equipment scales, feeding pumps, feed etc to wards in line with organisational standards.
  • Will use interpreters as required.
  • Will manage a work pattern that can be unpredictable and can require change in priorities and a rapid response.
  • Will have frequent exposure to patients with chronic conditions, many of who will be newly diagnosed and still coming to terms with the condition. Anxiety can be high and sensitivity is needed.
  • Will work with some patients with a terminal illness or at the end of life.
  • May be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells.


Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons)or post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Current registration with the HCPC


Desirable

  • Member of the BDA
  • Student assessment course


Knowledge

Essential

  • Good practical knowledge of the dietetic treatment of a range of conditions.
  • Working knowledge of evidence based / best practice interventions
  • Knowledge of relevant national and local clinical guidelines
  • Knowledge of the roles of other professionals and the principles of multidisciplinary team and partnership working
  • Able to demonstrate a problem solving approach to the nutritional management of a range of conditions


Desirable

  • Knowledge of current professional issues within dietetics


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with a patients with a range of clinical conditions including nutritional support (oral and enteral tube feeding)


Desirable

  • Experience working with individuals with long terms or degenerative conditions where empathy and good communication is needed
  • Work / voluntary experience in a healthcare / public facing environment


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills suitable for use with planning and providing treatment
  • Good listening skills and an ability to offer empathy.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Able to prioritise work.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Able to use judgement and clinical expertise to interpret and analyse information.
  • Has an understanding of own limitations and when to ask for assistance
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Computer literacy and key board skills
  • Able to demonstrate Continued Professional Development


Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Tameside General Hospital

Fountain Street

Ashton Under Lyne

OL6 9RW

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