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Band 4 Dietetic Assistant Practitioner

Employer
University Hospitals B
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:
  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
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  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;
  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;
  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

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Band 4 Dietetic Assistant Practitioner

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated dietetic assistant practitioners to join our dynamic team of Dietitians and Dietetic Assistant Practitioners in our Gastroenterology service. This is an exciting opportunity to provide both clinical, training and administrative support as part of the Nutrition and Dietetic service at University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation trust (Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull).

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the gastroenterology Dietitians to promote and support excellent nutritional care at ward level. You will provide one to one follow up consultations with patients and/or carers at ward level or by telephone, deliver training to ward staff, deliver patient group sessions in areas such as coeliac disease, actively promote good nutritional care practice and support the dietetic team in planning and managing effective discharge of dietetic care.

This will involve reviewing patients triaged by the dietitian for assessment and treatment, working unsupervised, reporting back regarding patient progress and maintaining appropriate records. You will therefore need to work on your own initiative and demonstrate reliability. You may be required to work across hospital sites as required to support the dietetic service.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work flexibly and reliably as part of a team. The post holder will require a flexible approach and the ability to manage a busy caseload. Excellent team working, organisational, time management skills and administrative skills are essential.

The postholder will have ideally completed a nutrition related foundation degree or equivalent qualification/training programme and have comprehensive experience working in an area relevant to dietetics. Consideration will be given to offering the post as a development post. The postholder will have the opportunity to apply for the dietetic apprenticeship recently commenced by Coventry University following successful application.

The dietetic department is committed to your continued professional development and the career development of all staff. We offer excellent training and development opportunities and the support of a large team of senior and specialist dietitians. Some clinics, groups or training sessions may be delivered in the evenings and the Trust is committed to providing a 7 day therapy service with participation in bank holiday cover for dietetics.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Heidi Lewis, Dietetic Lead Gastroenterology Team on Tel. No 0121 424 2673.

Applications on-line.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and enforces a no smoking policy.

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