Band 6 Senior Clinician - Nutrition and Dietetics


Job Description

Job Title and Grade:Band 6 Senior Clinician - Nutrition and Dietetics

Location/Trust:Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Department Covered:Designated Community Base Trafford Division

Placement Ref/ID: 45407

The Role:

We have long term placement opportunities available forSenior Clinician - Nutrition and Dieteticsat Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, specifically providing the following:

About the Job

  • To carry out the initial assessment of patients referred to determine their acceptance into the service.
  • To be responsible for providing subsequent specialist assessments to assist in the determination of the medical/clinical diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans, utilising goals agreed with the patient.
  • To plan, deliver, evaluate and modify specialist programmes of care for patients with complex medical conditions /social needs, providing advice to patients and carers in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team and other agencies involved.
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of such programmes to ensure maximum patient benefit, supporting the Senior Practitioner to involve patients in service evaluation and design.

What will be your main responsibilities?

  • Responsible for providing a dietetic service to specialist areas
  • Responsible for providing a dietetic service to specialist outpatient clinics
  • To carry a caseload appropriate to role in line with banding and professional expertise.
  • To interpret and undertake advanced clinical reasoning to analyse detailed/complex clinical and non-clinical information provided, to make a justifiable assessment, contribute to the diagnosis and prognosis of a patient and to recommend the best course of therapeutic intervention.
  • To utilise specific skills as required facilitating and optimising the treatment of patients.
  • To be accountable for own professional actions guided by registered body and code of professional conduct and other broad policies and guidelines.
  • To communicate sensitively and effectively with patients and their carers to ensure understanding of their condition and gain informed consent.
  • To utilise experience and clinical knowledge to enable effective communication when dealing with complex/difficult patient situations where there may be conflict and a lack of acceptance of a diagnosis, care programme and/or home situation.
  • To be responsible for the daily input of clinical data onto the IPM system in line with Trust Policy.
  • To organise your own time and manage clinical priorities effectively, to assist and support staff raising genuine clinical problems or concerns in line with the relevant organisational procedures.
  • To support the Senior Practitioner to monitor that Health Records Management comply with local and national standards.
  • To be responsible for the ordering, issue and safe use of equipment used in carrying out professional duties as directed by the Senior Practitioner or Operational Manager.
  • To understand the local risk management system in order to report any risks identified in line with the local risk management framework
  • To plan, coordinate and lead, as required, formal meetings such as case conferences, to aid the delivery of an agreed care programme.
  • To promote a professional culture of enquiry and learning that enables individuals to openly question, reflect and learn from their practice and participate in the local in service training for areas in which the post holder has knowledge or skills.
  • May occasionally be required to work outside of these hours to meet service need.
  • Lone worker for some patient interactions.
  • Risk of encountering violence and aggression from patients and carers for example with regards to contentious decisions re future care needs.
  • Significant amount of working day spent driving in congested areas
  • Occasionally exposed to distressing or emotional situations on a regular basis when dealing with terminal care and safeguarding.
  • Unpredictable workload demanding flexibility in working hours and duration of interventions especially when dealing with urgent issues.
  • Frequent periods of intense concentration required at regular intervals throughout the working day when undertaking patient assessments etc.
  • Required to work on different projects concurrently, requiring excellent organisational skills and flexibility.
  • May occasionally be required to move patients or equipment.
  • Maintain a high level of concentration at all times due to the varied number of tasks required to deliver the range of services.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Competitive Pay Rates- work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it 24/7 365 days Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Chiral DesaiasRecruitment & Placement Consultanton 0144 290 2016 or [email protected]

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