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Nutritionist band 6

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£21.88 to £22.92 an hour Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
1. The post holder will provide Dietetic assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own homes and in care homes within the borough of Barnet.

2. To be responsible for one's own caseload of clients who are predominantly at risk of malnutrition, but will include some patients on home enteral tube feeding, while working to service standards under the supervision of a senior dietitian.

3. To provide support to the continued implementation of the Nutrition Support Care Pathway for highlighting and treating malnutrition in the community as well as the appropriate prescribing and monitoring of oral nutrition supplements within CLCH.

4. To make recommendations to GP's on the appropriate prescribing of oral nutrition supplements and enteral feeds.

Main duties of the job

  • 1.1 To have responsibility for providing a dietetic service including appropriate dietary assessment and treatment in community settings such as the clients own home, care homes and day centres as well as in clinics and virtually.
  • 1.2 To work autonomously to provide specialist dietary advice on a range of clinical conditions that may require food fortification /oral nutrition supplementation, or home enteral feeding. This will involve nutritional diagnosis and assessment (interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics, clinical condition and diet history) using evidence based guidelines and the development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements and client-centred goals) using evidence based outcomes.
  • 1.3 To work autonomously to calculate energy requirements and to recommend food fortification to meet requirements or an appropriate prescription for oral nutrition supplements or enteral feed.
  • 1.4 To use professional judgement and clinical expertise to interpret and analyse complex situations and information to formulate treatment plans according to evidence based practice and modify according to changes in clinical condition


  • About us

    Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    2.1 To implement and support a care pathway for appropriate prescribing and monitoring of oral nutrition supplements within Central London Community Healthcare.
    2.2 To work in partnership with the clinical nutrition support team, prescribing team and care homes to implement systems to ensure appropriate prescribing of oral nutrition supplements within Central London Community Healthcare. 2.3 To work in partnership with other health care professionals and acute trusts within NCL to ensure nutrition support pathways meet nice guidance.

    Person Specification

    Essential & Desirable

    Essential

    • Degree in Dietetics
    • Health Care Professions Council Registration
    • oEvidence of other post registration education and training in nutrition support and enteral feeding


    Desirable

    • Post-registration and previous experience in a range of clinical areas including nutrition support, food fortification, recommending the prescribing of oral nutrition supplements and enteral feeding in a variety of settings
    • Experience in managing patients requiring nutritional support / enteral feeding with other nutrition related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, malnutrition
    • Membership of the British Dietetics Association
    • Experience working in Community Dietetics including conducting home visit appointments, outpatient clinics, working in care home setting
    • Experience in supervising the work of others
    • Knowledge of national policies and guidelines in the area of Nutrition Support, Oncology, Elderly Care
    • Experience in training/teaching healthcare professionals
    • Experience in contributing to policy, procedures, guidelines and clinical standards development
    • oAbility to manage time effectively, meet deadlines and deal with work pressures and demands.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central London Community Health Trust

    Address

    Nutrition Support North west

    London

    NW1 5JD

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    824-BANK-05287669A

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