Dietitian - Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

Oxford University Hosp
John Radcliffe, Oxford
Competitive salary
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

Job Details

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use V alue Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

This exciting opportunity has arisen as the current post holder only ever intended to be resident within the UK for a specified time period and is now returning home overseas.

The role would be ideal for someone interested in developing their specialist skills with in the areas of critical care and surgery. We are looking for a dietitian with a solid foundation in general dietetics to work closely with our existing team of specialist Band 6 & 7 dietitians.

Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK.

There are four ICU units supporting patients at the John Radcliffe (JR) and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford and a HDU at the Horton Hospital in Banbury. There are two general adult intensive care units across the JR and Churchill sites along with a specialist Cardiothoracic and a Neuro ICU, both at the JR.

The surgical emergency service is provided across three acute wards, triage and an ambulatory care unit based at the JR Hospital. This includes patient groups such as: Upper GI, Lower GI, HPB, Pancreatitis, High Output stomas, surgical patients post ICU, etc.

Along with our current team of Dietitians you will contribute to the dietetic service provided to these units. With training and support there will also be the opportunity to help in other specialist area e.g. TPN.

Looking to the future with the construction of a new state-of-the-art adult intensive care facility and expansion of critical care services, the aim is to introduce the opportunity for rotational band 6 posts across critical care and emergency surgery.

The Acute adult team is made up of approximately 40 Dietitians, three Dietetic Assistants and administrative support. There are seven acute clinical teams, each responsible for providing a service to an identified clinical area across all four acute hospitals in Oxfordshire, namely, the John Radcliffe, the Churchill, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Horton Hospital. We work closely across all four hospitals with staff and patients moving between them, shared CPD opportunities and joint meetings

There is a commitment to personal development and CPD and an expectation that all staff are involved in corporate departmental project work and teaching of other healthcare professionals. All staff are actively involved in student training.

We support a healthy work life balance with staff benefits and discounts see OUH website

Oxford is a great place to live. It s a beautiful, historic, cultural and vibrant City with good transport links to London and the rest of the UK

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Julie Dehavillande, Neuro, Critical Care and General Surgery Team Lead, on 01865 221700 / 3 or Michelle Rutledge, Clinical Lead Adult Critical Care unit on 01865-221702 / 3

Interview date to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Dehavillande

Team Lead Neurosciences, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

01865 221700

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Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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