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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/07/2020.

Lead Specialist Dietitian

Job Reference: 317-2020-26-021

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Nutrition - Community
317 Regent Point
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

Are you interested in developing dietetic services within a friendly and supportive group of G.P practices?

New and exciting opportunities have arisen, for experienced and innovative dietitians. We are looking to recruit 2 Lead Primary Care Network (PCN) Dietitians, to join our well-established ‘Newcastle Nutrition’ community dietetic team, working collaboratively with the North Gosforth Primary Care Network and Outer West Primary Care Network:

Post 1 will focus on the North Gosforth Primary Care Network which is a group of GP practices based in/near the suburb of Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne (Park Medical, Brunton Park, Broadway, Regent Park and Gosforth Memorial).

Post 2 will focus on the Outer West primary Care Network, which is a group of practices on the outer west of Newcastle upon Tyne (Throckley, Parkway, Denton Park, Newburn, Denton Turret and Westerhope).

The dietitian role will work collaboratively to improve the health of the PCN patient population. The dietitians will explore innovative approaches to provide dietary care to patient groups where diet is a major contributory factor to chronic ill health, including weight management and oral nutrition support. Experience and a keen interest in the area of weight management are essential as this will be a priority area for both posts.

Working closely with the G.Ps and their multidisciplinary colleagues, you will identify service priorities and develop pathways of care ensuring services are effective, also aligned and integrated to compliment current dietetic services (including specialist weight management, oral nutrition support, diabetes, home enteral feeding, child nutrition).

Candidates should have broad dietetic experience. Excellent communication, organisational and multidisciplinary working skills are also essential. The post holder must be innovative and capable of developing new ways of working and within this have the ability to educate and motivate others. Candidates should have experience of supporting behaviour change, delivering group education and different counselling methods e.g. motivational interviewing. Experience of developing, leading and evaluating services would be desirable.

The ability to work flexibly across community settings including patients’ own homes is essential. The post holder will join the 22-strong community team, based in modern offices at Regent Point in Gosforth. You will be required to work at locations across Newcastle; therefore, a car driver with current driving license is an essential requirement. Agile working is supported by issue of mobile kit (lap top, mobile phone). All services utilise electronic patient records.

Please state in your application if you have a strong preference for post 1 or 2, you will also be asked about this at interview.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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