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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2019.

Dietetic Assistant

Job Reference: 833-HK-SP-287-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Chapeltown Health Centre
£18,813 to £20,795 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking dietetic assistant to join our dynamic, friendly and ever developing diabetes team. We are looking for a dedicated individual to help enrich our expanding service and to help deliver the most effective patient centred care for the population of Leeds.

The diabetes team is made up of nurses, dietitians, doctors and lifestyle practitioners so opportunity to learn from other disciplines is always available! The post is based at Chapeltown Health Centre, Leeds 7. You will need to have a flexible approach, be keen to learn and be willing to undertake any further training as required. Experience within a healthcare setting in the community is desirable but not essential.

What's does the job look like?
With diabetes becoming an increasing area of focus within the NHS this is a dynamic and exciting role to be in, which is centred on supporting nurses and dietitians to be able to carry out assessments and treatment for patients in clinical settings and home visits. Again the role is city wide and you will be expected to work across the city in community setting.

The role of the Dietetic Assistant is to help the team monitor the progress of patients in clinic and home settings. Our Dietetic Assistants also support us in group education, training of colleagues and student dietitians and administrative tasks. You may be required to assist in taking measurements such as weight and finger prick blood glucose tests.

We are currently recruiting for both a permanent and fixed term post which will be discussed further at interview.

About you
We are looking for someone with direct experience of working with patients/clients, carers and families in a health or social care setting. An NVQ level 3 in Care or equivalent work experiences is required. You will also be able to demonstrate computer skills including word processing, presentations, email and the internet and you will be able to show us at interview that you understand the effects that illness and disability can have on patients and their carers.

You will be able to work accurately in recording information on patient records relating to their needs and will play an important role in the team while being supported.

What we offer
Full training will be given at the start of the job and you will be supported to produce evidence to show that you are competent and you will have ongoing development identified in the appraisal process.

Important Information
You will be required to travel around the city and for this reason you must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes. If you have any questions please call the department on 0113 8434200 and ask to speak to Gayle Forsyth clinical lead dietitian

If this job sounds like it suits you down to the ground, apply now before you forget!

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

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