An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced dietitian with a passion for upper GI to join our acute adult dietetic team as the surgical team lead and Upper GI specialist dietitian based at Southampton General Hospital.
We are a dedicated team of dietitians and speech and language therapists employing approximately 100 staff, with clinical experts working in a range of specialties, providing acute and community services in adults and paediatrics. In our adult service we have gastroenterology, oncology, critical care, medicine & neuro teams as well as the team of surgical dietitians that you will lead.
The oesophago-gastric (upper gastroenterology) multidisciplinary team provides services for a population of 1.2 million in central southern England, specialising in the investigation and management of patients with primary gastric and oesophageal malignancy. We also provide benign oesophago-gastric surgical services.
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.
What we can offer you
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.
You will lead a team of highly regarded dietitians covering the specialities of HPB, colorectal, upper GI, peri-operative medicine and the acute surgical unit.
Working alongside the MDT you will lead the development and transformation of the UGI dietetic service to provide comprehensive care to patients across surgery and oncology.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic leader who can inspire others and has a passion to work alongside us to shape the Upper GI and surgical dietetic service.
The post holder will be a qualified dietitian, currently registered with the HCPC, with relevant CPD, postgraduate development and clinical experience. This will include evidence of advanced skills and knowledge related to complex nutrition support. Prior experience of working with patients following oesphago-gastric surgery is required. Aside from strong clinical skills we need someone who is a good team player, with evidence of being able to manage a busy caseload, delivering on both clinical and non-clinical responsibilities. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to show leadership on nutritional issues while having a strong commitment to multi-disciplinary team working. You will need to be flexible in your approach and have insight into the challenges of managing adults with a complex chronic disease or condition. Demonstration of initiative and ability to work independently is also required.
Interviews will be held on Monday, 04 October 2021
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.