London – The Wellington Hospital
Job - Specialist Dietitian
Location - The Wellington Hospital, London
Contract Type - Permanent, full time hours 37.5hrs
Salary - Competitive (dependent on skills & experience). This position is equivalent to a NHS band 6.
Other Info - please note we can offer VISA sponsorships for those within the EU and outside the EU.
The post holder will work as a member of the Adult Nutrition and Dietetic Team providing a service to The Wellington Hospital.
The successful post holder will provide evidence based Dietetic assessment and intervention to inpatients within our acute and rehabilitation services. This is a rotational post shared with two other Dietitians. Clinical areas covered during the course of the rotation include but not limited to surgical, oncology, cardiac, ITU, neurorehabilitation and spinal services. The post holder will be required to see patients in our outpatient clinics as needed.
You will also participate in the development and implementation of service improvement within their clinical area.
Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide an efficient and effective clinical nutrition and dietetic service for inpatients and outpatients
Liaise with Consultants, Nursing, Catering, Pharmacy and Speech Therapy and other key health professionals with respect to provision of appropriate nutritional care for patients, including discharge planning.
Liaise with the Catering Department regarding the provision of meals for in-patients, menu development and to monitor the quality and standards of diets provided and served.
Actively participate in monitoring clinical effectiveness through data collection, clinical audits and quality improvement activities.
Liaise and educate Medical, Nursing, Catering and Health Care Professionals on the nutritional care of patients and the role of nutrition and disease management.
Maintain accurate patient records and documentation and maintain statistics required to comply with Hospital and departmental standards, including billing and activity information.
Participate in the promotion and development of the Dietetic Service and undertaking any other duties requested by Senior Specialist Dietitian / Lead Dietitian
Skills & Experience
BSc Degree in Dietetics or equivalent
Current BDA (desirable) and HCPC member (State Registration)
Experience working within an acute setting with enteral feeding experience. Sound knowledge in GI surgical and complex feeding and discharge planning. Experience with parenteral nutrition would be beneficial however training will be provided as required
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.