Senior Dietitian - Community *£2,000 Incentive* - #48948

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Ipswich
Salary: £35,392 - £42,618 per year
Contract type: Full time
This post attracts a recruitment incentive of £2,000 pro rata (conditions apply)

Come and join our team working in beautiful, sunny Suffolk!

We are looking for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join our friendly and supportive integrated service. You will be a key member of the community team, delivering Dietetic assessment and interventions to a complex caseload of patients in their own home and in a clinic setting. You will also be responsible for quality improvement initiatives to further develop implementation of MUST and food first initiatives. You will be responsible for training community staff and providing support to the Dietetic Assistants delivering MUST training in care homes.

You will benefit from being part of an integrated inpatient (Ipswich Hospital), outpatient and community service that incorporates a range of clinical specialisms including renal, paediatrics and oncology. This affords lots of opportunities to develop and learn new skills, with a commitment from the service to support your continuing professional development.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering a quality, evidence-based service, who relishes working in a busy setting and are a strong team player. We are seeking someone with excellent team working skills with both Dietetics colleagues and the wider MDT, as well as an ability to work independently and flexibly.

To be lead dietitian for MUST and food first initiatives across community of East Suffolk actively promoting effective prescribing practices. This will include designing, updating and implementing community malnutrition guidelines and resources.

To be a lead dietitian responsible for the delivery of a high quality, evidence-based dietetic care to a complex case load of patients in a variety of care settings, which could include acute and community settings e.g. Wards, outpatient clinics and patients’ homes.

To manage a caseload of complex home visits

To supervise junior member of staff including band 4 assistant practitioners.

To contribute to the dietetic service in the community providing a source of expertise to patients, carers, medical practitioners and allied health professionals and social care professionals as part of the multidisciplinary team.

To provide specialist input into the planning, development and evaluation of dietetic services within your team and for defined projects. This will include looking at clinical outcomes in your area.

One of the largest Trust’s in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

The vacancy is for full time working. However, we are open to accommodating different hours and work patterns, so please do get in touch.

The Dietetic service operates from within the Integrated Pathways Division, alongside our therapy colleagues in speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. We therefore have excellent multi-disciplinary links. We also work closely with the Integrated neighbourhood community teams, and have close relationships with our AHP colleagues, under the leadership of our Director of AHPs.

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

If you would like to speak with us about this post, including the possibility of part-time working or a particular specialism or interest that you have, please contact Catherine Dyson (Team Lead for Community Dietitians) on 01473 704000. Alternatively please email [email protected] . We welcome enquiries and would be happy to arrange an informal visit to the Department.

Please note, only external candidates will be eligible for the incentive payment. You must also not have worked for ESNEFT on a substantive basis in the preceding six months.

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