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

Dietitan Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-284

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Support
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£21,089 - £23,761 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated dietetic assistant practitioner to join our dietetic team at WUTH.

You will be joining a team of dietitians who provide a proactive service across a range of specialities.

You will contributing to providing a dietetic service to inpatients by collecting medical and nutritional information for patients newly referred to the dietetic service and implementing nutritional care plans for patients who have already been assessed by the dietitian. You will be working under the supervision of the dietitian as well as working closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Your role will involve delivering patient education sessions and training to other healthcare professionals.

We are looking for a full time dietetic assistant to work with a keen interest in nutrition and health and a willingness to learn. You will have a foundation degree or equivalent (ie NVQ Level 4) in nutrition or dietetics and it would be an advantage to have experience in nutrition or healthcare.

You should have good communication and organisational skills, an ability to work effectively as a member of the dietetic team and the ability to demonstrate you can work without direct supervision.

The department offers excellent support for your continuing professional development. You will receive regular supervision and be supported to engage in appropriate training. You will be involved in health promotion and encouraged to actively engage in service development.

The dietetic team is actively involved in student training and the successful candidate will be actively contributing towards this.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dietetic Team Leader Caroline Harrower on the email below

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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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