Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Calderdale

Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our nutrition and dietetic team


With the guidance and support of dietitians and nutrition nurses, you will work directly with adult patients in an acute hospital setting, to ensure that they receive the best possible nutritional care. You will also be supported by the Dietetic Assistants who are currently in post.


Your day to day role will include helping the Dietitians to encourage patients’ with their nutritional intake. You will be carrying out initial assessment of patients, communicate their needs to the nursing team, monitor their results and assist the dietitian to ensure that the nutritional care plan is carried out effectively. You will also support the dietitians to facilitate a seamless transfer of care between acute and community settings.


This role will also involve liaising closely with a multidisciplinary team (e.g. dietetic, catering, medical / nursing and pharmacy staff) as well as families and carers. Excellent interpersonal skills and IT skills are essential. The role will also involve preparation and facilitation of presentations to patient groups and delivering training sessions for the wider health care team. You will be a key part of any health promotion campaigns which will raise the profile of dietetics, nutritional screening and the importance of good nutrition whilst in hospital.


Your contribution to department goals and project work will be encouraged and ongoing professional development will be supported.


Interview date Friday 17th May 2019


For further information please contact Karen Turkington (Dietetic Team Coordinator) on 07468 708613