We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, innovative and friendly Band 6 Dietitian to join our Stroke, Rehabilitation and Early Supported Discharge team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. This is a newly created post based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and therefore provides an exciting opportunity to develop the service as the designated Dietitian for the Stroke Service.
We have 0.7 WTE posts (26 hours) available with flexibility as to how these hours are covered.
Our acute stroke service is based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The successful applicant would be expected to work as part of the Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) to ensure nutritional screening tools and associated care plans are implemented, provide enteral feeding regimens as required and attend MDT meetings as appropriate.
The successful applicant would also be part of the wider Dietetic team and as well as working with the Stroke Team the applicant would be able to access support from their Dietetic colleagues within the Trust.
We would like the post holder to be part of the departmental supervision structure. The team have a robust supervision structure and a strong drive for personal and professional development across all bands and roles facilitating events within the team, department, Trust and externally to enable the best possible care is delivered to patients.
Ideally we are looking for someone who has Stroke/ Neurology experience, is flexible, has good time management skills and works well in a team as well as independently. This post holder would be expected to mentor students by being a practice educator linked with the Universities.
We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the core of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.
Within Therapies we have a strong culture of professional leadership and support. Each profession has a head of profession leading on delivering local, regional and national professional strategy. This includes AHP’s into action, job planning, electronic rostering, electronic data capture, quality improvement strategy and representation at internal and external meetings raising the profile of Therapies at all times.
For the last 5 years Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals have been advantaged by being linked with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, USA. This affiliation has seen the implementation of improvement tools focusing on the patient at the centre of the organisation. We are proud to have a culture of patient focused care utilising our resources to the best of our abilities.
We look forward to meeting you at interview and exploring all the opportunities you will gain by joining us in this exciting and essential role.