Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Dietitian

  • Department Therapy Acute Dietetics
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 14/03/2021
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SDT-543-C
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

We have an opportunity for an experienced dietitian to join our enthusiastic and innovative inpatient team working across the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals. You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical, supervision and leadership skills supporting the safe discharge of patients with PEG feeding tubes across both hospitals while also providing input into the gastroenterology ward and outpatient clinic. Working with your dietetic colleagues, stroke team and service users you will ensure that high quality discharge planning is carried out and provide the initial follow up to the service users when they are discharged out of hospital. You will be part of the wider dietetic department of 18 dietitians and 7 assistant practitioners covering a countywide service to 2 general district hospitals, community hospitals and community clinics, outpatient clinics and acute services.  

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills, and works well independently as well as within a team. We have strong links with our MDT colleagues and joint working is often key in much of our practice. 

We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced, rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.

We provide A, B and C student placements and the post holder will play an integral part in student training within the profession.  We are fully committed to invest in your training and development and have well established CPD, clinical supervision and Preceptorship programmes.  

The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practices as the Trust are one of only 5 Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle.

Commitment to work within the Trust values is essential.

Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria need not apply.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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