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Dietician - Part Time

Salary Details:
£31,141.50 - £34,378.50 pro rata
28 Jul 2020
About The Role

We at Huntercombe Group are looking for a Part time Dietician to work 18 hours per week - 3 X 6 hour days. 

As a Dietician you will be responsible for:

·         Providing dietetic assessment, diagnosis and treatment programmes to individual patients.

·         Working as an autonomous practitioner, holding a clinical caseload and working without direct supervision. 

·         Supporting less experienced staff and students and colleagues deliver the Company’s contracted services.

Key Accountabilities:

·         To provide expert advice, signposting, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, patients, carers, relatives or other non-professional contacts.

·         To take appropriate action when working with vulnerable adults and children following guidelines and Company procedures, liaising with appropriate agencies as required.

·         Maintain and contribute to the standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures.

·         To accurately record all patient intervention and plans in the medical notes.

·         Diet related resources.

·         Menu planning, designing with Catering Department.

·         Education workshops with staff, patients, carers and other professionals.

·         Induction training with new staff and update as required.

·         Implement standardised dietetic audit.

·         Attend regular dietetic supervision.

·         Contribute to the Nutrition Steering Group.

Clinical Role

·         To provide a high level of care to patients with dietetic and nutritional requirements.

·         Using highly developed knowledge & skills in the implementation and planning of individual dietary treatment plans taking into account patient’s condition.

·         Facilitate the safe discharge of patients with nutritional and dietetic plans.

·         Negotiate with carers, patients and others around individual case management.

·         Use specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgement/decision making for case management.

·         To contribute to multi-disciplinary clinical teams, communicating complex information to members of the teams.

·         Understanding the emotional needs of patients and their carers.

·         To maintain up to date and accurate case notes in line with professional standards and local Company Policies.

·         Wherever possible, include patients and/or carers in the planning of care (at home or within the hospital setting).

Staff Management, training and development

·         To provide mentoring, advice and support to the Dietetic Support Worker and students as necessary.

·         To undertake training of service professionals, carers and colleagues on up to date dietetic information.

·         To attend relevant training and development in order to maintain the skills and knowledge required to maintain up to date HCPC and Dietetic registration.

Research and Audit

·         To undertake clinical governance/audit projects as required.

·         To collect and provide research data from own caseload as required and participate on departmental research.

Communication and Relationship Skills

·         Provide a high level of communication with internal and external stakeholders.

·         Participate in staff meetings offering views, ideas and opinions.

·         Communicate all relevant issues pertaining to care.

Clinical Obligations

·         Responsibility to maintain continuous professional development in order to meet requirements of professional registration.

·         To work within the boundaries of your relevant Professional Code of Conduct.

·         Adherence to national guidance and best practice evidence on infection prevention and control.

·         Compliance with the Huntercombe Group clinical policies and those adopted.

·         Participation in the Huntercombe Group clinical governance work programmes.

About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k)
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Generous Annual leave allowance
•        Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
•        The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.