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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/03/2021.

Senior Renal/ Critical Care Dietitian

Job Reference: 358-2947614-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Dietetic & Nutrition
Leicester General Hospital although moving to be Glenfield Hospital later, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated Dietitian with a keen interest in renal disease and critical care? Have you got solid experience in nutrition support and want to develop your career in more specialist areas?

We are looking for a Dietitian for this very exciting post which consists of being part of a specialist nutrition and dietetic service to adult patients with renal disease as a core team member as well as providing a dietetic service to critical care.

The Renal Dietitians provide a dietetic service to adult renal patients as well as patients on the 9 bedded critical care unit at Leicester General Hospital. As part of this team you would have responsibility for an adult caseload of patients with renal disease within the inpatient (including the renal high dependency ward) and outpatient setting (clinics and Haemodialysis Unit) as well to the critical care unit. You will provide a proactive and co-ordinated therapeutic and nutritional support service for this patient group.

You will be a core and valued member of the renal and critical care multi-disciplinary teams consisting of Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Pharmacists and Therapists .We are looking for a motivated, active team player, with excellent communication skills. You will have a great opportunity to develop clinical leadership skills and gain further experience in all aspects of renal and critical dietetic care.

There are well defined CPD and clinical supervision models in place. You will be involved in pre-registration training of dietitians as we provide A,B,C clinical placements and you will play an active part in these. The service has a training commitment to other health professionals, carers and patient groups which will provide the opportunity to develop excellent presentation skills.

The service is a progressive Service which actively contributes to Trusts and the national quality improvement agendas and has established clinical audit, R & D and strategic development programmes. Self-reflective practice and audit will be expected. Research and involvement in Regional and National roles will be encouraged.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Gemma Bircher - Dietetic Manager

0116 2588002

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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