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Job summary

Main area
Obesity & Upper GI
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Please see timetable in job description)
Job ref
418-OBES6532-VR-A
Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
L&D Hospital (main site) / Outpatient Centre (Travelodge site)
Town
Luton
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/10/2022 23:59

Employer heading

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Upper GI & Obesity Dietitian

Band 6

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 6 specialist dietician to join our highly motivated, dynamic and friendly Multidisciplinary Obesity team and Upper Oncology service in the Surgical Division at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The holder of this newly created post will provide specialist nutrition and dietetic service for a caseload of Upper GI Oncology patients and Obesity service users. This includes both inpatients and outpatients: The post holder will work alongside a wide range of other health professionals to ensure that our patients receive high quality care.

This post offers the successful applicant the opportunity to work across two specialist areas within the surgical department, offering a wide range of experience.

We will offer the right candidate a warm and friendly welcome with a full induction programme and on-going support, training, and professional development to further advance your skills and career.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday). Job plan designed around the service needs (see attached job description).

For further details or to arrange an informal visit contact please phone Tom Smith – Service Manager for General Surgery & Obesity on 07929017747.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide a specialist nutrition and dietetic service for a caseload of Upper GI Oncology and Obesity service users. This includes both inpatients and outpatients:
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate the specialist clinical dietetic service
  • To provide theoretical and practical training, teaching and professional development support for dietitians, student dietitians, medical and nursing staff and allied health professionals in the specialist dietetic area.
  • To write and update patient and professional literature in the specialist dietetic area.
  • To contribute to specialist dietetic management of adult patients referred to NHS Specialist Clinical Obesity Services – both medical and surgical (bariatric) developing, planning and implementing innovative treatment programmes to meet the changing needs of the service
  • To provide clinical dietetic services for the assessment, treatment and management of adult obese patients participating in clinical trials and research studies within the Centre for Obesity Research
  • To contribute to dietetic research activities as part of the multidisciplinary team of research registrars, nurses and exercise physiologists.
  • To act as a source of expertise to health care professionals (including dietitians), on the dietary management of patients with obesity and the prevention of obesity in the wider population. This will include the provision of education and training for other health professionals within the acute trust

Working for our organisation

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton.  Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

              JOB SUMMARY

  • The post holder will provide a specialist nutrition and dietetic service for a caseload of Upper GI Oncology and Obesity service users. This includes both inpatients and outpatients
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate the specialist clinical dietetic servic
  • To provide theoretical and practical training, teaching and professional development support for dietitians, student dietitians, medical and nursing staff and allied health professionals in the specialist dietetic area
  • To write and update patient and professional literature in the specialist dietetic area
  • To contribute to specialist dietetic management of adult patients referred to NHS Specialist Clinical Obesity Services – both medical and surgical (bariatric) developing, planning and implementing innovative treatment programmes to meet the changing needs of the service
  • To provide clinical dietetic services for the assessment, treatment and management of adult obese patients participating in clinical trials and research studies within the Centre for Obesity Researc
  • To contribute to dietetic research activities as part of the multidisciplinary team of research registrars, nurses and exercise physiologists
  • To act as a source of expertise to health care professionals (including dietitians), on the dietary management of patients with obesity and the prevention of obesity in the wider population. This will include the provision of education and training for other health professionals within the acute trust

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree or post graduate qualification in nutrition and/or dietetics or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • Full British Dietetic Association membership

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Dietitian with Health and Care Professions Council.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritise and manage own workload
Desirable criteria
  • In-depth clinical knowledge of specialist area

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical experience as Obesity or working in acute dietetic area.
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical experience of obesity/diabetes management

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Tom Smith
Job title
Service Manager - General Surgery & Obesity
Email address
Tom.Smith@ldh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07929017747
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