Specialist Dietitian - Fixed Term Contract (22.5hrs per week)

08 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

From complex care to straightforward procedures in both adults and children, HCA UK provides exceptional care across our six world-class hospitals, clinics, outpatient and diagnostics centres, and NHS partnerships. We believe that all our patients and employees should have access to the latest state-of-the-art technology, which has seen HCA UK invest more than £500 million over the last decade to ensure that our hospitals and specialist centres are amongst the best equipped in the world. This philosophy of continual investment ensures our employees have the best career development opportunities; as their skills advance alongside our facilities and technology.

Located on the top four floors of the Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital, Private Care at Guy’s is the latest addition to the London Bridge Hospital campus. We are proud to partner with Guy's Hospital, a world leader in advancing medicine and care.

As well has having 40 patient bedrooms, diagnostic imaging, 18 bay chemotherapy suite 9 day surgery bedrooms and an ICU unit, the new addition also 4 integrated theatres including Europe's first integrated robotics theatre which includes a dual-console da Vinci robotic system, allowing us to carry out more minimally invasive urology procedures.

Job Description

  • The specialist dietitian will have a leading role within our oncology, providing advanced dietetic care within the specialist fields of oncology and haem-oncology.
  • They will provide a high quality service for an allocated inpatient and day-case caseloads, as well as supporting other clinical specialities when required.
  • They will provide dietetic advice that is clinically evidence based and in line with best practice standards and appropriate to the patient group, cultures and social contexts of patients, families and carers.
  • The specialist dietitian will be contribute to service development and quality projects.
  • Relevant audit – based work will also be incorporated within their work load, as well leading training sessions on  evidence based dietetic therapy.

This is a permanent, 37.5 hour a week position with a competitive salary starting at £39,135 (increasing depending upon experience.)

Reward and recognition:

We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5 hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide an efficient and effective dietetic service for inpatients at London Bridge at Guy’s. Working within various clinical areas but with a specialist interest and experience in oncology. 
  • To work independently and manage a challenging clinical caseload. 
  • Plan, prioritise and manage own caseloads as an independent practitioner, and contribute to hospital based multidisciplinary teams to deliver appropriate nutritional care plans for patients. 
  • Obtain relevant clinical information concerning patient’s medical and social history from a range of sources including medical and nursing notes, other health professionals, the patient and their carer. 
  • Effectively review and monitor nutritional therapies and amend treatment plans based on the outcome of patient assessments and individual nutritional needs. 
  • To provide dietetic advice to patients and / or carers, taking into account their social, emotional, psychological and cultural needs; whilst being able to utilise this information effectively in formulating individualised dietetic advice. 
  • To liaise and provide input to MDT which is formed of Consultants, Nursing, Catering, Pharmacy, Speech Therapy and other AHP’s with respect to provision of appropriate nutritional care for patients. 
  • Any other duties required in connection with the work of the department as appropriate to the grade of this position.

Skills & Experience

  • BSc degree in dietetics or equivalent.
  • Healthcare & professionals’ council (HCPC), and British dietetic association (BDA) registration.
  • Minimum of 18 months clinical practice with specialist involvement in the field of oncology.
  • Experience in a wide range of clinical areas including parenteral, enteral and oral nutritional support.
  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD) and renewal of clinical skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to lead and contribute to service development and quality projects.
  • Experience in evaluating projects and conducting clinical audits.
  • Knowledge and understanding of nutritional screening tools.

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. 

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results. 

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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