Specialist Dietitian- Critical Care and Surgery
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Inpatient Dietitian team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Dietitian in Critical Care and Surgery to join our Integrated Nutrition and Dietetic service at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. You will work alongside a band 7 Dietitian to provide a safe, effective and evidence based dietetic service to the critical care and surgical patients.
You will be joining a supportive and enthusiastic team of 18 Dietitians, 2 Dietetic Support Workers and a Dietetic Apprentice. as well as working as an integral part of an MDT alongside consultants and specialist nurses. The successful candidate will support driving quality improvement within the service.
We are looking for a passionate and innovative dietitian who is keen to share and develop their clinical knowledge that they have acquired in relation to nutrition support, critical care and surgical dietetics. The role requires excellent communication and team working skills, as well as the ability to work autonomously to manage a specialist caseload.
Main duties of the job
To provide a safe, effective and consistently high quality Nutrition and Dietetic service at Stockport Foundation Trust.
Manage a delegated caseload within specialist area. To assess, plan and implement patient centred, evidence -based interventions
To provide evidence-based care, education and information to patients, carers and health care professionals. This will be in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings.
Contribute to the training and development of Dietetic students, Dietitians and Dietetic Assistant/Support workers.
Supervising and supporting Band 5 Dietitians and Dietetic Assistants/Support workers
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide specialist Dietetic treatment to delegated caseload of critical care and surgical patients using evidence based patient centred principles to assess, implement and evaluate interventions
- Regularly evaluate treatment plans to ensure they are safe and effective
- To provide advice on the use of oral nutritional supplements, enteral and parenteral nutrition as required
- Act as an independent practitioner and be professionally accountable and responsible for aspects of own work. Decide priorities for own work, balance patient related and professional demands in consultation with Team Leaders
- To work alongside consultants, specialist nurses and ward staff to provide specialist nutritional treatment plans as part of holistic patient care
- Provision of expert advice on the management of patients referred to the nutrition team due to additional complex clinical and nutritional needs and liaise with Team Leader and Specialist Dietitians within the department to agree appropriate management
- To attend ward rounds, MDT meetings and best interest meetings as needed, promoting an understanding of the role of diet and nutrition in achieving the best outcome for each patient
- Provide training to healthcare professionals regarding nutritional care and interventions, including presentations
- Contribute to developing diet sheets and new teaching materials
- Collect all data necessary to meet local requirements for service monitoring
- Work in conjunction with colleagues on development and implementation of local policies based on national nutritional guidance
- To identify and undertake clinical audit
- Maintain professional competence and expertise, keeping up-to-date with current research, working practices and models of working
- Participate in personal and professional development through objective setting and regular job review
- Provide clinical supervision and support to Band 5 Dietitians and Dietetic Assistants
- Work as a committed and effective member of the Inpatient Dietitian, Integrated Nutrition and Dietetic, Therapy and wider MDT Teams in order to maximise the potential of the service and profession
- Work towards gaining experience in a specialised area of dietetics if service demands require this, by shadowing and providing cover when appropriate
- Support other specialist dietitians with caseloads in their absence. As required to offer support to other clinical areas to ensure all patients are seen in a timely manner.
- Observe the provisions of, and adhere to, all Trust policies and procedures
- Comply with professional guidelines and Code of Conduct
For further details, please see full job description and person specification.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
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