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Care Home Support Dietitian

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
1x 0.6 WTE and 1 x 0.4 WTE
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St Austell
St Austell
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
19/11/2018 23:59
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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated dietitian with excellent communication skills, and a genuine passion for nutrition support, to join our innovative Prescribing & Medicines Optimisation team. This is an exciting new post for two part time, or one full time Band 5 Care Home Support Dietitian.

As an integral part of the Prescribing & Medicines Optimisation Team, the post holder will work under the guidance of the Specialist Prescribing Support Dietitian to support the delivery of optimal nutritional care in care homes across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The post holder will be involved in audit and the provision of training on nutritional screening (MUST), nutritional care plans, and a ‘Food First’ approach. They will work together with the medicines optimisation team, dietitians, and wider multi-disciplinary team, to target nutrition and hydration within care homes. This post will help support ongoing work on the cost-effective and appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements (ONS). 

NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group serves one of the most beautiful areas of the country, supporting 60 GP practices from the Lizard Peninsula to Bude in the far north of the county.

The successful applicant will live our values through their everyday behaviours and interactions. You will believe in being honest, to enable your colleagues and our providers to make the best decisions and choices for the benefit of people's health and wellbeing. You will encourage and listen to other people's ideas and suggestions with an enquiring and positive mind, expecting to hear feedback and taking it in the spirit of learning and improving.

You will be an ambassador for NHS Kernow, promoting the importance of improving people's health and well-being, and making sure services are safe and effective, and delivered in ways that improve people's experiences and outcomes.

Our vision, is of a future where more people are supported to live the lives they want to in their own communities, with care and support services provided around the needs of those people; we aim to ensure those services are safe and sustainable for future generations. We achieve this with compassion, imagination and by building effective relationships and working together.

In return you will be part of an organisation that is pioneering change in the Health Service, and who recognise the importance of the contribution of each team member in helping us to achieve our goals.

You can also look forward to excellent benefits, an NHS Pension Scheme, and life assurance.

Two part time posts are available:

  • 1 x 0.6 WTE (22.5 hours per week), 18 months FTC
  • 1 x 0.4 WTE (15 hours per week), 12 months FTC

Full time 1.0 WTE (37.5 hours per week), 12 months FTC would be considered for the right applicant.

The ability to travel is essential.

Please only apply if you have current HCPC registration to work as a dietitian.

Proposed interview date: 30th November 2018.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact Jessie Retallick, Specialist Prescribing Support Dietitian, Sedgemoor Centre, St Austell PL25 5AS. Tel: 01726 627953

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