Specialist Dietitian

Reference

FOkSD

Sector

Healthcare

Salary

Competitive

Town/City

Belfast

Contract Type

Permanent

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MPA Recruitment are working in partnership with their public sector client to recruit a Band 6 Specialist Dietitian for a full time Locum position in the Belfast area.

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • To support the Nutrition and Dietetics Service Manager in the provision and development of a quality service.

  • Use specialised knowledge to manage a caseload in specified clinical areas.

  • To provide therapeutic dietary advice and treatment plans according medical diagnosis / referral and nutritional assessment / requirements of patients.

  • To make recommendations regarding specialist nutritional products based on clinical condition and monitor their effectiveness, modifying treatment using clinical and professional judgment.

  • To advise patients and/or carers/staff on the management of their dietary treatment.

  • To instruct cooks on preparation of food and modification of menus to meet dietary needs of patients.

  • To be competent to undertake anthropometric assessments.

  • To attend ward rounds, MDT meetings, case reviews and participate in discharge planning for patients.

  • To assist in the operational management of elective waiting lists where required.

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate evidence based nutritional education to colleagues and other health professionals.

  • To plan student training programmes, teach and supervise student dietitians.

  • To provide clinical supervision to more junior members of the dietetic team.

  • To provide cover for other dietetic staff when required.

  • To be involved in protocol and service development for own clinical area.

  • To develop and evaluate nutrition resource materials as required.

  • To provide input to relevant local and regional working groups and agencies as appropriate.

  • To implement and evaluate relevant local, national and international protocols and guidelines relating to the nutritional management of the client group.

  • To participate in unidisciplinary and multidisciplinary audit.

  • To participate in dietary surveys, trials or pilot projects.

  • To maintain high quality patient records and collate statistical data as required.

  • To be able to utilize appropriate IT packages for example, Dietplan and Compeat, PARIS, NIECR, PJs.

Essential Criteria:

  • Two years post registration clinical experience in dietetics

  • Degree in Nutrition and/or Dietetics or a related Degree with a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics

  • Currently registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Other requirements:

Hold a current full driving license valid in the UK with access to a car.

Please note that this will apply to posts based in the community or where there is a need for cross site working Where disability prohibits driving, this criteria will be waived if the applicant is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements’

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