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Advanced Dietitian

Job Reference: 370-AHP7DIE-3435

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dietetics and Speech Therapy
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. WE provide a first-class service from our two acute (secondary) care hospitals across two sites in the boroughs of Warrington and Halton, supporting a diverse population of 330,000. It has approximately 4,700 staff and an annual turnover of c.£317m.

The majority of our emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital. The Halton Hospital site is home to the Nightingale Building, a centre of excellence for routine surgery, and the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, housing our orthopaedic surgery services.

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Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Inclusive, Kind, Embracing Change

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Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Advanced Dietitian

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist dietitian to work with our friendly dietetic team at Warrington and Halton Teaching hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and proactive dietitian, with excellent clinical, communication and team working skills. You will be responsible for the nutritional management patients referred to the trust with suspected and diagnosed Oesophago-gastric cancers. The post will be based at Warrington Hospital.

The role involves developing and providing inpatient and outpatient services to this complex patient group, including assessment, treatment and review of highly complex, acutely ill and palliative patients within the upper GI Multi- Disciplinary Team.

Clinically, the role involves cover for oesophago-gastric cancer inpatients, dietetic telephone clinic, and attendance at Upper GI clinics alongside the Upper GI MDT, which includes gastroenterologists and specialist nurses.

Operational responsibilities include monitoring referrals and activity, prioritising caseload as necessary, evaluating activity, responding to service demands. The department in actively involved in student training placements and there is scope for the successful applicant to contribute to this.

You will be actively involved in the development, implementation and audit of patient care practices as part of clinical governance. We actively promote and encourage continuous professional development and have good access to IT and library facilities.

This post is a part time, 12month fixed term temporary role, 22.5 hours per week.

For more information contact Helen Lloyd/Jennifer Ryan, Dietetic Team Leads. Telephone: 01925 662459


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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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