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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/08/2021.

Dietetic Assistant Practitioner – HENS

Job Reference: 313-A-21-100195-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Nutrition and Dietetics HENS
£21,892 - £24,157

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you keen to contribute to the provision of high quality health care for individuals and families in the community?

Do you have NHS experience in a caring role, equipping you to work effectively to support and monitor people who need enteral nutrition (tube feeding) at home?

We are looking for a Dietetic Assistant Practitioner to assist our friendly team in providing services to this group of patients and their families, throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The post holder will be involved in varied duties, both office-based, and in patients’ homes and other settings.

The role has a strong focus on patient contact and monitoring, and also training for individuals and groups. Office-based duties will include record keeping, data input, monitoring equipment requirements and supplies, and liaising with the companies responsible for delivery of equipment to patients’ homes.

You will work alongside and be supported by the Dietitians working in the service, three Dietetic Support workers and administrative staff.

You will need excellent team-working, communication, organisational and IT skills, along with a passion for working with patients, relatives, carers and other professionals to provide high quality care. Previous experience of working with patients in a caring, healthcare-related field is needed for this post. Experience of enteral tube feeding is beneficial, but not essential.

The post will be based in the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service Headquarters, close to the M1/M69 junction. You will need to be a car driver, and be willing to use your car during the working day.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Anne Mensforth, Clinical Dietetic Manager, or Helen Gibbs, Senior Specialist Dietitian on: 0116 2227161 or email or

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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