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Prescribing Support Dietitian

Job Reference: 948-CCG-5427HB

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Please note we do not accept applications from agencies.

Are you interested in shaping services in the NHS to deliver caring, safe and excellent services as part of multidisciplinary team who shares these values to deliver maximum benefits for patients.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your dietetic skills learnt across community and acute settings and be responsible for implementing project work focused on a food first approach to managing malnutrition in the community.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the Medicines Optimisation Team as a Prescribing Support Dietitian. The successful applicant will be a part of a multidisciplinary team including pharmacists, nurses and dietetic assistant. This post provides a great opportunity for someone who enjoys collaborating with a wide variety of health and social care professionals, working across the care and nursing homes, GP practices and NHS POD and lead on nutritional issues within the Medicines Optimisation Team. As part of the role, you will lead on nutritional issues within the Medicines Optimisation Team, identifying areas to develop services to optimise and promote integrated patient care. The post holder will work closely with the local acute and community dietetic department.

You will ideally have experience of working with Clinical Commissioning Groups demonstrating an understanding of local healthcare systems, advocating the role of Dietitians.

Our large and expanding department is dynamic and forward thinking, with excellent administrative support and IT facilities. Car driver is essential. This is a full time, permanent position and the postholder will be based at the Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group. We are committed to promoting work-life balance and would consider flexible working for the right candidate.

This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your management, leadership and clinical skills developed at Band 6 in a well-established and respected Medicines Optimisation Team.

We offer comprehensive continuing professional development opportunities including potential for completing the non-medical prescribing qualification.

This post is also being advertised as a band 6 dependant on experience.

If you have any queries regarding this job, please contact Rebecca Henley (Dietetic Prescribing Advisor, current postholder) on 07554112047 / or Kathryn Buchanan, Deputy Head of Medicines Management on 01793 987610 /

Previous applicants need not apply.


New employees to the CCG are subject to a probationary period of six months. During this probationary period your performance and suitability for continued employment will be monitored (including performance, attendance and conduct). At the end of your probationary period your line manager will inform you if you have successfully completed your probationary period.

NHS Swindon CCG is obligated to manage conflicts of interest effectively in order to protect healthcare professionals and maintain public trust in the NHS. In order to support Swindon CCG in meeting this obligation, applicants should declare any real or perceived interest which, if employed by the CCG, may affect or may have an adverse bearing on the organisation. Declarations of interest must be made in the supporting information section of any application. If an applicant does not have an interest to declare they should clearly state 'NIL INTEREST' within the supporting information section. Please note that failure to provide information about an interest or a 'nil' statement at this stage of the application process may result in your application not being considered.

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