Portland Hospital – London
Role: Advanced Dietician
Town / Site: London / The Portland Hospital, 205 – 209 Great Portland Street.
Part time: 3 days per week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 20.15 hours per week
Shift times: 8am – 3pm or 9am – 4pm
Temp: Fixed Term Contract ASAP – 3rd December 2024
Salary: This role offers a competitive salary dependent on experience
We’re looking for an Advanced Dietician to join our Dietetics team at The Portland Hospital currently rated “Good” by the CQC. The Portland Hospital is the only private dedicated children’s hospital in the UK. It has a 15 bed PICU covering general medicine and cardiac surgery. There are dedicated surgical and neuro-rehab wards where dietitians work closely with other members of the AHP teams to provide world class care. We have the only established private ketogenic diet therapy service for refractory epilepsy in the UK.
As an Advanced Dietician, you will provide expert assessment, management and education for paediatric patients requiring specialist dietetic and nutrition intervention by using evidence-based practice and conforming to best practice guidelines. You routinely complete research and development by initiating, planning and undertaking clinical audits/research projects to evaluate and develop the specialist dietetic service and produce evidence-based resources, policies and guidelines and to provide education and training to dietitians, student dietitians and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) to facilitate continuous learning and development. You will also be responsible for managing a grade 6 dietician. Caseload will also include NICU and parenteral nutrition with a desirable Keto element. As part of the dietetic team you will be encouraged and supported to complete regular CPD and have opportunities to attend cutting edge conferences in the world of nutrition and dietetics. The Portland dietetic team consists of the lead dietitian, a grade 7 and grade 6.
At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.
What you’ll bring:
- Bachelor or master degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
- HCPC Registered
- Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
- Four years post registration clinical experience
- At least two years’ experience in paediatrics
- Evidence of a CPD portfolio
Why HCA UK?
Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.
We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As an Advanced Dietician you’ll be eligible for:
- 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
- Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
- Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
- Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
- Group Life Assurance from day one
- Critical illness cover
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
- Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
- Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
- Discounts with over 800 major retailers
Diversity and Inclusion
Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.