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Specialist Dietitian - Moving Well Nutrition & Dietetics

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Dietitian with advanced clinical skills to be part of the established Community Nutrition and Dietetics team in Central Lancashire.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and confident Dietitian to join the Community Nutrition and Dietetic department who cover Greater Preston and Chorley South Ribble area. You will be part of and supported by a small, very friendly hard working team who are based in central Preston at Minerva Health Centre.

We are more than happy to consider flexible hours to meet your needs and you will have the flexibility to work remotely as well as based at Minerva Health Centre. The successful candidate will gain invaluable experience in enteral feeding, nutrition support including experience in working with weight management and gastroenterology services.

You will be expected to have a strong commitment to ongoing professional and personal development and we can offer you training opportunities along your career journey .Your role will involve the assessment and implementation of care plans for patients in clinic, in their own homes, in nursing and care homes, possibly at some of the local community hospitals in addition. You will assist in the training of health care professionals and carers and maintenance of IT systems that support patient care.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting dietetic opportunity for anyone passionate about working in the community. We have a large home enteral feeding cohort of patients including nutrition support patients, weight management and gastroenterology services.

The successful candidate will gain invaluable experience in enteral feeding, nutrition support including experience in working with weight management and gastroenterology services. You will be expected to have a strong commitment to ongoing professional and personal development and we can offer you training opportunities along your career journey.

Your role will involve the assessment and implementation of care plans for patients in clinic, in their own homes, in nursing and care homes, possibly at some of the local community hospitals in addition.

You will assist in the training of health care professionals and carers and maintenance of IT systems that support patient care.

You will work as an autonomous advanced practitioner and provide a high standard of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and highly specialist expert advice to patients and carers. You will develop and promote a holistic, supportive and patient centred service.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent leading to Health Professions Council (HCPC) Registration as a Dietitian Teaching qualification or equivalent/demonstration of teaching/supervision experience Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of extensive professional clinical Knowledge, skill and experience, Experience of partnership working with other agencies and professional boundaries Experience in leading the change processes at an operational level Experience of effectively working with service users and carers Experience of clinical professional teaching in a community healthcare setting where appropriate Experience working as an independent and autonomous practitioner Experience of standard setting Evidence of management Development through continuous professional Development and/or formal Management courses participating and leading clinical audit within own area Participation on clinical supervision mentorship.


Desirable

  • Working in Specialist Mental Health Working in community


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

L7F9 A3244 Dept. Of Nutrition & Dietetics Central Lancs (C)

Preston

PR1 6SB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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