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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/10/2021.

Lead Specialist Dietician

Job Reference: 317-2021-40-016

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Nutrition - Newcastle Hospitals
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 pro rata, per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

We are excited to offer an opportunity for a temporary 0.3wte Band 7 Dietitian to work with Bobby Robson Trials Unit and Maggies Centre for 1 year. Part time will be considered including 0.1wte (3.75hours) and 0.2wte (7.5hours)

Temporary Band 7 0.1 WTE for 1 Year Bobby Robson

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Dietitian to join the adult Oncology Dietetic team at Freeman Hospital. You will work alongside a supportive team of 4 Dietitians to assess, plan and implement care within the Sir Bobby Robson Trials Unit (SBRU) within Freeman hospital. This is new funding to support Oncology and Haematology patients attending the SBRU. The post holder will be involved with designing and developing a new service for the unit which provides a national service for Trials patients.

Temporary Band 7 0.2 WTE for Maggies 1 Year. We have an exciting opportunity for a band 7 dietitian to join the adult Oncology dietetic team at Freeman Hospital. You will work alongside a supportive team of 4 Dietitians to assess, plan and implement care in the Maggies centre next to Freeman hospital. This is relatively new funding following a 3 month pilot of providing support to patients attending the Maggies centre. The post holder will be involved with designing and developing a new service for oncology / haematology patients treated across the North-east region who attend the centre.

We offer ongoing training with the opportunity to experience dietetics in a wide range of different specialist areas. The department also provides A, B and C placements for dietetic students. The Trust places significant value on its dietetic services in the provision of first-class patient care, and the dietetic service enjoys a high profile with excellent multidisciplinary involvement.

The post holder will be required to:

  • Deliver a high quality dietetic service to patients in the out- patient setting
  • Act as a source of expertise in nutrition support / oncology dietetics (Oral and Enteral feeding)
  • Participate in team and multi-disciplinary audit and research

You should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of dietetics within Oncology and evidence of continuous professional development
  • Be able to present and communicate
  • Have basic keyboard skills
  • Be flexible, able to prioritise work and meet deadlines

Part Time Hours 1x 3 Hours 45 Minutes/Week & 1x 7 Hours 30 Minutes/Week



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