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Community Dietitian

Band 5

Main area
Dietetics
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Fixed Term 6 Months
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-WF247-18
Site
WF Dietetics
Town
London
Salary
£23,023 - £29,608 pa (Plus HCAS)
Closing
20/11/2018 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.

COMMUNITY DIETITIAN

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a NELFT Community Dietitian and provide dietetic input across the Borough of Waltham Forest and NELFT. The post holder will be able to consolidate or gain wider experience in a range of general services including diabetes, health promotion and nutrition support within NELFT.

The candidate must have the following;
•HCPC registration
•Recognised Dietetic degree qualification or equivalent.
•Clinical knowledge & experience across a variety of disease states and dietetic therapies.

Effective organisational skills- to be able to prioritise and manage own workload within time and financial constraints

The main responsibilities of the post:

To provide a high standard nutrition and dietetic assessment of patients and to provide an individualised treatment programme. To seek support from a Senior Dietitian as necessary.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To contribute to evidence based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice.

To be involved in the review and production of nutrition and dietetic literature.

To plan and facilitate training/education sessions.

To be part of the nutrition & dietetic team, providing a nutrition & dietetic service to designated areas across the Borough of Waltham Forest and NELFT.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary 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 - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Katie Spencer-Chapman

Interim Nutrition and Dietetic Team Lead

katie.spencer-chapman@nelft.nhs.uk

0208 430 8090

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 2