Specialist Dietician

08 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.

Job Description

The post holder will work as a member of the Adult Nutrition and Dietetic Team providing a service to The Wellington Hospital. To provide evidence based Dietetic assessment and intervention to inpatients in clinical areas including but not limited to Neuro-rehabilitation, Spinal and General medicine. The post holder may be required to see patients in our outpatient clinics. To participate in the development and implementation of service improvement within their clinical area.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week with an attractive and competitive salary dependent upon skills and 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,  247.5hrs 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 clinical nutrition and dietetic service for inpatients and outpatients at the Wellington Hospital.
  • To liaise with Consultants, Nursing, Catering, Pharmacy and Speech Therapy and other key health professionals with respect to provision of appropriate nutritional care for patients, including discharge planning.
  • To liaise with the Catering Department regarding the provision of meals for in-patients, menu development and to monitor the quality and standards of diets provided and served.
  • To actively participate in monitoring clinical effectiveness through data collection, clinical audits and quality improvement activities.
  • To liaise and educate Medical, Nursing, Catering and Health Care Professionals on the nutritional care of patients and the role of nutrition and disease management.
  • To be involved in the updating and standardisation of nutritional products, diet sheets, resources, policy and procedures for the department.
  • To maintain accurate patient records and documentation and maintain statistics required to comply with Hospital and departmental standards, including billing and activity information.
  • To adhere to the dietetic, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality and equal opportunity standards and procedures. Including mandatory training and the performance cycle.
  • To participate in the promotion and development of the Dietetic Service and undertaking any other duties requested by Senior Specialist Dietitian or Lead Dietitian
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism.

Skills & Experience

  • BSc Degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current BDA (desirable) and HCPC member (State Registration)
  • Experience working within relevant clinical areas including but not limited to nutrition support in a rehabilitation environment. To include all modes of enteral nutrition as well as complex discharge planning. Ideally sound knowledge in renal and diabetes within the context of enteral feeding. Weight management may also be part of a rehabilitation caseload.
  • The post holder may be required to see patients in our outpatient clinics
  • Able to work as an effective team member of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams. This includes working closely with interpreters and families

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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