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Community Dietitian

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-37-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Adult Nutrition and Dietetic Department
£24,214 to £30,112 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.

Band 5 Community Dietitian - 5 permanent posts, due to recent promotions - 37.5 hours per week.

Suitable for newly qualified dietitians, final year dietetics students or dietitians seeking community experience.

Are you interested in furthering your career in community dietetics?
Would you like to join our large community team? The department is friendly, supportive and forward thinking. We are proud of our innovative ways of working including leading on nationally recognised Dietetic Therapy Outcome Measures (TOMs).

What will you do?
In the adult team, we work in a variety of settings including community clinics, groups, care homes and patient home visits. As a Band 5 Dietitian you will work as an autonomous practitioner; alongside senior dietitians, who can provide support and supervision and be a source of up to date specialist knowledge.

We provide care to patients with many clinical conditions including under-nutrition, diabetes, cancer, neurological conditions, dysphagia, food intolerance/allergy and a range of gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. Group education includes COPD and Cardiac Rehab. As a Community Dietitian you would work closely with specific multi-disciplinary teams and actively contribute to effective team-working, including our Dietetic Assistants and Administrative Team who provide extra support to aid efficiency.

What do we offer?
. A solid foundation in general adult dietetics
. A commitment to your development - preceptorship, student training, research in practice, audit and clinical supervision
. Working in a supportive, friendly, and rewarding environment
. Opportunities for involvement in innovation and research in practice

Working and living in Leeds
As a city Leeds is a vibrant and diverse place to live and work. Local attractions include First Direct Arena, Trinity and Victoria Gate Shopping Centres, making Leeds a great location for leisure in the UK. As for well-being, Leeds is a very active city with numerous parks, gyms and prestigious sporting events. As we are close to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds is an ideal place to balance city life near to the countryside.

About you
You must be HCPC registered or eligible to apply for registration. 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. You may be required to work twilight sessions to deliver some programmes of work for periods during the year.

We plan to hold an OPEN SESSION FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 10am-12noon at Parkside Community Health Centre, LS11 5QL. If you are interested in attending or have any further questions please call the department on 0113 8430890 and ask to speak Jan Penny or Rachel Vine.

Note: In the application section - additional information, please complete the answer to the following question in no more than 150 words (bullet points are acceptable)

What do you think the key differences in ways of working will be for a Band 5 Dietitian in the community compared to the hospital setting?

If this is not provided your application will not be considered.

Open Session: Thursday 30th January 2020 (10am-12noon)
Closing date: 10th February 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February 2020 (provisionally)

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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