Clinical Specialist Dietitian - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a forward-thinking Dietitian, interested in being part of this exciting opportunity to help shape the development of service provision and innovative ways of working? If so please read on............

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust are investing in the development and expansion of Dietetic provision within a range of services across the organisation. There is a commitment to increasing Dietetics provision in our services, and to developing and strengthening a Dietetics community of practice. We have opportunities for part-time or full-time hours in our mental health and learning disabilities settings.

Main duties of the job

These two newly funded posts are exciting opportunities for experienced Dietitians to establish, develop, and embed new clinical specialist roles within CWPT. Both roles will involve working within multi-professional teams in in-patient settings to improve patient care and contribute to the development of innovative interventions. This expansion of services will provide clinicians with an opportunity to shape clinical developments and evaluate new ways of working.

The post holder will prioritise referrals and balance the caseload according to complexity of need, to providing a highly specialist service for adults within in-patient settings. The post holder will also provide training and support for colleagues, associated agencies, patients and their family and carers.

About us

Substantial investment in Dietetics is enabling development of a Dietetic community of practice at CWPT. You will be able to contribute to taking this forward, including clinical supervision, quality improvement, research opportunities and student education.

There is a diverse wider AHP community across the Trust, led by an Associate Director for AHPs.

Regular professional support will be provided by the Directorate AHP Lead with access to training and continued professional development, and opportunities at CWPT for an exciting and rewarding career pathway.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Clinical Specialist Dietitian will be part of a specialist multidisciplinary team and work as an autonomous, independent clinician; responsible for delivering safe, high-quality evidence-based dietetic assessment and treatment to inpatients across the hospital site. The post holder will work with the MDT and the facilities team to ensure the site provides nutritionally appropriate care and treatment. The post holder will provide strategic input in matters relating to nutrition.

The post holder must be willing to travel across Coventry and Warwickshire for meetings, supervision and CPD opportunities.

In particular, the post holder will be required to:
  • Manage a clinical caseload providing a comprehensive, effective, and safe dietetic service, using highly specialist knowledge and skills.
  • Be responsible for the planning, development and direct delivery of dietetic care offered to people admitted to hospital.
  • Receive and promptly respond to referrals.
  • Assess patient nutritional risk and interpret relevant blood results, where appropriate.
  • Undertake development of nutritional resources to educate and treat people referred to the service.
  • Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including caseload management and direct clinical care and to work within professional and Trust guidelines and scope of practice.
  • Obtain and record consent from clients at each contact in accordance with Trust Policy.
  • Document all patient and professional contact in line with legal frameworks
  • Carry out audits on nutritional intervention and progress using outcome measures.
  • Work with the facilities department to ensure adequate access to nutritionally appropriate diets in line with patient clinical need.
  • In collaboration with colleagues plan and deliver training and development to meet needs identified and act as a resource for specialist information where required.
  • Participate in service development, audit, pathway development and ongoing training needs of the clinical teams.
  • Network and develop working relationships with relevant staff, liaising closely with professional colleagues to ensure the delivery of excellent quality services.
  • Provide clinical supervision for dietitians and students as required.
  • Work with other dietitians within the Trust and externally to raise the profile of the dietetic profession and promote the dietetics workforce.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc in Dietetics or equivalent
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Relevant postgraduate continued professional development and significant evidence of clinical dietetic experience
Other Essential
  • Able to travel to other locations in the Trust

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