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Community Specialist Dietitian

Band 6

Main area
Dietetics
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-EA510-19
Site
Mayflower Community Hospital
Town
Billericay
Salary
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
Closing
26/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Dietitian with community experience who wants to play a key role in developing outstanding care for patients requiring nutrition support, community rehabilitation and disease prevention. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to put their own mark on a developing role.

The successful candidate with work closely with community rehabilitation teams to support patients being discharged from hospital and play a key role in developing training and group sessions for a variety of patients with long term conditions. They will also play a key role in disease prevention by being actively involved in the area of diabetes prevention and working with the team lead to develop this area of the service.

The role will also involve general dietetic clinics, involvement in student training and provide opportunities for experience in other specialist areas such as gastroenterology and home enteral feeding.

We are a small and dynamic team of Dietitians, Dietetic Assistants and administrative staff who look forward to working with someone with excellent communication skills and a drive to provide the best care for their patients.

You will be pleasantly surprised by the area, and travel could not be easier with excellent road and rail links to the M25, A127, A13 and A12. Train journey for London takes 35 minutes.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probatonary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, please contact Rhiannon Hinstridge, Team Lead on 0300 300 1502 or email rhiannon.hinstridge@nelft.nhs.uk