Community Dietitian - Band 6

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Chertsey
NHS

Job Description

Community Dietitian - Band 6

We are looking for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join our Community Dietetic team based at Ashford and St Peters Hospital to cover maternity leave. The established Community Dietetics team offer support to a range of patients in care homes and the community requiring nutrition support advice, enteral feeding, and those with complex needs who are unable to attend outpatient clinics. The team also provide support to inpatients at Walton and Woking community hospitals. Team members work closely with SLT colleagues, other health care professionals, palliative care teams, carers and patients and family members to ensure that patients are receiving optimum levels of appropriate nutrition and hydration, provided in a safe and supported environment.

The community Dietetic team form part of the Ashford and St Peter’s Dietetic Department to provide nutrition and dietetic services to CSH Surrey community Hospitals’ in-patients and staff and to community based patients in need of dietetic advice and review. This includes establishing and monitoring home based patients on enteral feeds.

As a practitioner with a high degree of autonomy you will take responsibility for planning and delivering your own caseload acting as a source of expertise on dietetic/nutritional management to patients, carers, GPs, consultants as well as other health care professionals in both hospital and community settings

The successful candidate will take an active role within the general functioning of the Dietetic Department, including contributing to student training.

Successful candidates must have a degree in Dietetics (or equivalent qualification), be registered with HCPC and ideally have successfully completed a post registration PENG course in Nutritional support.

Flexibility, and good organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to this community-based role. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent team working skills and enthusiasm. The post holder must have a valid UK licence and access to a car.

For further information about this post, please contact: Sarah Boyle, Specialist Dietitian on [email protected], 07773 937901 .

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