Band 6 Specialist Dietician
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
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Band 6 Permanent Role
Would you like to join a team of dietitians working as part of a Specialist Learning Disability community dietetic service? Are you keen to develop your skills and support our team to deliver excellent patient care in the right place and at the right time? If so, we have a vacancy in our well Service and is looking for someone like you to build on your existing skills.
Salary is dependent on experience and both full and part time will be considered, so we welcome enquiries from a wide range of suitable candidates. Please contact us for more information.
Main duties of the job
To provide specialist clinical assessment and ongoing Dietetic management of adults with learning disabilities. This may include people with challenging complex health needs.
To provide therapeutic care and health promotional /educational activities in a range of venues across the City including clinics, nursing homes, residential homes, clients' own homes, day service venues and respite/short.
To act as a source of specialist clinical advice and guidance for clients' families, carers and the multi-disciplinary team.
To raise nutritional awareness/Healthy Lifestyles and promote the benefits of Nutrition and Dietetic Services with respect to people with a learning disability within the organisation.
Be Part of Our Team...
BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.
If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.
- Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
- Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address
Birmingham Community Nutrition has embraced new ways of working to keep all our patients and staff safe during the current pandemic, including socially distanced, Covid-secure office space, virtual consultations via telephone or video, robust risk assessments and PPE for any clinically necessary face to face contacts.Benefits of working for Birmingham Community Nutrition include free parking at all community venues, excellent access to IT equipment to work remotely, up to date office facilities and comprehensive admin support dedicated to the service.
To maintain a clinical caseload within specialist areas of Learning Disabilities.
To undertake comprehensive specialist nutritional assessments and treatment of clients, diagnosing nutritionally related disorders and being alert to symptoms and signs of wider system disease.
To respond appropriately to frequent requests for specialist Dietetic support which include those for people in complex clinical and social situations which require detailed analysis and decision-making.
To plan and deliver individualised nutritional care plans based on comprehensive specialist assessment of needs and knowledge of evidence based practice, modifying the care plans as required.
To negotiate and agree dietary or nutritional goals with individual patients and/or their carers using motivational interviewing, counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy tools as applicable. This may include identifying individual barriers to change and helping clients and carers to manage them.
Directing referrals for specialist medical opinion and mainstream services (including Primary Care Dietetics services) where appropriate.
Being alert to Adult Protection and consent issues for Adults with a Learning Disability.
Qualifications / training
Certificate of Sponsorship
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