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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/08/2022.

Dietitian - Acute and Community

Job Reference: 470-21-867-TS

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, IOW
Band 5:£25,655 - £31,534

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

We can offer you a unique opportunity to come and join our rapidly growing dietetic and nutrition team on the picturesque Isle of Wight.

Our Band 5 position gives you the chance to develop your dietetic skills across a broad range of medical and surgical conditions, working in both the acute and community setting. This is an excellent foundation to launch your dietetic career!

We are looking for a newly qualified, enthusiastic and motivated Dietitian with good communication skills who is committed to providing patient-centred care to join our team at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

We provide a dietetic service across acute, community and mental health sectors. This gives you an excellent platform for which to establish and develop your skills across all areas of dietetics, offering many opportunities for growth and development

You will be responsible for providing a dietetic service to our admissions unit, medical, orthopedic and stroke wards. We would provide opportunities to develop your skills in other areas such as parenteral nutrition, surgery and neurology. You will work across acute and outpatient settings, holding a weekly clinic providing advice to a range of patient groups including gastrointestinal and respiratory along with providing care home nutrition support.

Education is important to us and you will be required to provide nutritional training to acute and community staff, alongside patient education groups. We would value your input in training of student dietitians, student nurses and other AHP during their clinical placements.

We are committed to your professional development; we are in an excellent position to hold an educational fund and be able to fully support you in gaining access to the necessary fully funded training. As a team we hold monthly departmental clinical professional development sessions and you will have an annual appraisal.

Sarah Todd, Clinical Lead Dietitian01983 534790,


Important information

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1) Confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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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