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Title Specialist Dietician – North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, Northwick Park Hospital
Job Title
Region South East
Salary Pay Band:6
Interview Date 2014-02-24
Closing Application Date
Location Harrow, London, South East
Job Information

The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust manages three hospitals on two sites in Harrow and Park Royal, Brent. At Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals in Harrow, St Mark’s spearheads the fight against conditions of the bowel with ground breaking research and pioneering new treatments, while Northwick Park Hospital provides a full range of services including a paediatric A&E, a maxillofacial unit and a newly refurbished maternity unit, one of the busiest in London. At our newly rebuilt Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal we have developed radical new ways of working, providing our patients with care in a state-of-the art environment.

Part-time Specialist Dietitian

(0.6 WTE)

The Regional Rehabilitation Unit is a 24 bed neurological unit that offers intense multi-disciplinary treatment to adults with severe and complex cognitive, communicative and/or physical difficulties. This may be due to traumatic brain injury, CVA or other neurological conditions. The Unit puts a large emphasis on goal setting with patients, to promote involvement and active participation in their rehabilitation programme. It also has a strong commitment to research and education in the field of neurorehabilitation.

We are looking for a skilled and innovative Dietitian with experience of working in nutrition support and weight management. You will play a key role in making the quality of life and ethical decisions involved in implementing nutrition support. Several areas of dietetics are encountered within the post, such as oral and enteral nutritional support, transitional feeding, weight and diabetic management.

You will be based on the unit where you will have a unique opportunity to work with different disciplines and will gain experience in goal setting with patients. You will need to be an effective team player, have good organisational skills and be committed to providing a high standard of therapeutic intervention. You will have the ability to work autonomously but also as part of a multi-disciplinary team, liaising closely with therapists, nurses and doctors. There are strong links with the trust dietetic department for professional supervision and CPD, and cover during periods of absence. The successful candidate will be involved in student training and be pro-active in the training and education of other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. There is emphasis on personal development through appraisal, post-graduate support, research and audit.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Hilary Rose, Head of Therapy Services on the RRU on 020 8869 2809 on Monday – Thursday or email hilary.rose@nhs.net

Applications will not be considered for shortlisting if they are submitted after the expiry date of the advertisement.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and we strongly advise you check your emails regularly.If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date,please assume that you have not been shortlisted

We welcome applications from non-UK/EEA nationals but are currently unable to recruit any further staff under the Tier 2 arrangements, due to the temporary cap imposed by the UK Border Agency.This means that all applicants will now require right to work in the UK in their own right eg EU national, Tier 1/Tier 4 status unless they are able to fill a recognised shortage occupation.If you require clarification to these regulations please contact the UK Border Agency http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/

We apply for references via NHS Jobs. You must therefore supply on your application form email addresses of your referees from the last 3 years of employment. This should include any and all jobs you have had no matter how short a time period. This should also include your current line manager.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, a friendly working environment, flexible working and job share arrangements and accommodation on and off site. We welcome applications to reflect our diverse local populations of age, gender, race and disability. Please ensure you meet all the essential criteria in the Person Specification, as you will be judged against these. In line with the Department of Health’s policy and in order to streamline the recruitment process, some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date.

The Trust is committed to equality, diversity and improving the working lives of all our staff. We operate a smoke free policy on all Trust premises.

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