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Highly Specialist Dietitian

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-19-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Nutrition and Dietetics
£37,570 to £43,772 pa (pro rata)

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.

Are you interested in developing your skills?

We are looking for an experienced Highly Specialist Dietitian who is passionate about working with people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their families and carers.

This role will provide professional and clinical leadership to dietitians working in both Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH) and LTHT services with regard to the management of MND.

The MND Service is a well-established multi-disciplinary team including specialist medics, specialist nurses, and speech and language therapy. The service provides care within Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT) facilities as well as domiciliary services across Leeds. The Community Dietetic Service is a uni-disciplinary service providing comprehensive dietetic services for people across the lifespan with a range of conditions. Based within Leeds Community Nutrition & Dietetic Services, you will work closely with our Home Enteral feeding service and Community Neurology service and the General Adult Dietetic Community Service.

This role includes: Delivering highly specialist clinical care to your own caseload as part of a Motor Neurone Disease MDT agreed care plan. Being a source of highly specialist advice and support to peers and colleagues. Setting professional direction for dietitians providing care to people with MND. Being responsible for developing new and innovative clinical practice, ensuring services are evidence based and responding to emerging evidence, being responsible for the maintenance of clinical competence and standards for dietitians working in MND, and designing pathways to ensure that users get the right place first time, reducing the unnecessary passing of patients between clinicians/services or gaps and duplication in services.

You must be a registered Dietitian with significant experience and knowledge of working in neurological conditions, who is able to demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care along with excellent clinical skills, leadership skills and relevant experience.

The right person will understand the unique physical / cognitive / communication barriers that people with MND face in managing lifestyle changes. We need a dietitian with experience of complex care and multidisciplinary team working, as well as a willingness to embrace a more interdisciplinary approach.

We are looking for a self-motivated, team player who will continue to promote their profession whilst being able to be flexible and supportive to the needs of our passionate and collaborative team who truly value their dietetic colleagues.

What do we offer?
. A commitment to your development
. Working in a supportive, friendly environment within teams that highly value their patients and staff
. Opportunities for involvement in service development and innovation at a Citywide level
. An opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge in neurological rehabilitation

As a city Leeds is a vibrant and diverse place to live and work. With recent openings of the First Direct Arena, Trinity Shopping Centre and Victoria Gate Centre Leeds is now being decorated as the 3rd best location for retail in the UK. As for well-being, Leeds is a very active city with numerous parks and gyms and being close to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds is an ideal place to balance city life near to the countryside.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact: Susan Lawrenson (Head of Service Clinical for Diabetes, Dietetics and Specialist weight Management ) 07946318606

If you're getting excited just reading this, go ahead and apply.

Interviews are provisionally week commencing the 3rd February

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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