We are looking for HCPC registered dietitians who are keen to gain experience in the acute hospital setting to join our Band 6 rotational programme in our adult dietetic team. Our programme currently includes 6 rotations (current posts in HPB & acute medicine). We have one permanent and one fixed term post but there is likely to be opportunity to extend.
The department of dietetics and speech therapy employs approximately 100 staff, with clinical experts working in a range of specialties, providing acute and community services in adults and paediatrics.
You will join our Band 6 rotational programme, working as a key member in the relevant team and alongside senior dietitians to gain an in-depth knowledge of the following specialities:
- Acute medicine
- High dependency & critical care
- Hepato-biliary (HPB) surgery
- General surgery
We hold regular CPD sessions and you will have the opportunity to engage in service evaluations and audit
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
For further details on each rotation, please get in touch.
We are looking for dietitians who wish to gain experience in an acute hospital setting, with a keen interest in nutrition support and evidence of relevant, clinical skills and experience. Flexibility and the ability to prioritise and manage a busy, complex caseload is essential. You must have excellent communication skills as well as an empathic nature. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within an MDT as a specialist dietitian, and have the confidence to present and discuss your professional opinion with colleagues. With a varied and interesting caseload, this post requires a dynamic, assertive person with an excellent breadth of knowledge and good rapport building skills. Part time and flexible working will be considered.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Team Lead Dietitian
023 8120 6072