Community Dietitian + 2k Salary incentive

Location
Beckenham, London (Greater)
Salary
£29,553 - £36,265 per annum inc HCAS
Posted
15 May 2022
Closes
29 May 2022
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

Job overview

 

Would you like to work for an organisation that is progressive, innovative and provides quality care for families in Bromley?  To find out what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare please view our videos on YouTube, search for Bromley healthcare and you will get a flavour of Bromley healthcare.

We are currently looking for a Community Dietitian to join our dynamic, friendly team who are patient focused and thrive on providing quality care.

This post offers a salary incentive of £1,000 payable on commencement (pro rata if PT) & £1,000 payable on successful completion of 6 months service (pro rata if PT)

 

Main duties of the job

 

The Adult Community Dietitian will support the Adult Community Team for Bromley in providing a co-ordinated Nutrition and Dietetic service. The service supports patients predominantly for home enteral feeding as well as for the management of other issues relating to nutrition and diet such as malnutrition, irritable bowel syndrome, raised lipids, Coeliac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, and nutritional deficiencies. This includes support, assessment, and on-going reviews.

  • To manage a clinical caseload within the Adult Community Dietetic Service.
  • To demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of Dietetics, underpinned by current evidence based practice.
  • To work autonomously to provide expert nutritional and dietetic advice to patients referred to the service under the care of GPs and other healthcare professionals.
  • To work as an independent practitioner and be responsible for managing and prioritising a varied patient caseload in a variety of settings including clinics, patient`s homes and care homes located across the borough (including mental health and learning disabilities care homes).
  • To communicate nutritional information to patients, their families and carers in one to one or in groups. To adapt the presentation of this information to be appropriate for a wide range of learning ability.

 

Working for our organisation

 

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependent on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 

  • Advising meal service providers in nursing homes and learning disability residences on the safe and nutritious provision of food and drink for individual patients on medically restrictive diets.

 

  • To advise on the safe and appropriate use of different products available over the counter e.g. vitamins, minerals, specialist dietary products

 

  • To advise on the prescribing of nutritional supplements listed as ACBS (Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances), vitamins and minerals.

 

  • To work in partnership with Bromley Medicines Management Team to support local policy on appropriate prescribing.

 

  • To make recommendations to medical practitioners regarding the need for diagnostic tests i.e. blood tests.

 

  • To communicate sensitively and effectively with patients/residents, including those without capacity, and care staff to ensure the nutritional goals are met.

 

  • To provide clinical advice and support to dietetic assistant practitioners and contribute to the identification of any future training/development needs.

 

  • To be flexible and cover part of the workload of other dietitians during leave of absence if required.

 

  • To utilize developed communication and teaching skills to initiate, develop, deliver and evaluate group education, training and support for patients, families and carers in groups of various sizes. This includes a wide range of nutrition and dietetic issues including new guidelines and nutritional information.

 

  • To ensure that all assessments, communication techniques and advice and treatments are appropriate to the patient’s level of knowledge, including social, cultural and religion needs.

 

  • To initiate, develop, monitor and evaluate evidence-based, written information and resources to support nutritional interventions and teaching.

 

  • To provide a broad range of nutrition and dietetic advice for a wide range of medical conditions to adults and their carers to meet varying needs. Advice on treatments may need to be given where there is no national or professional consensus to assessment and treatment.

 

  • To undertake comprehensive dietetic patient assessments, including patients who have barriers to communication, using a range of methods, including interview skills, interpretation of blood biochemistry, calculation of nutrition requirements and anthropometrical measurements.

 

  • To make independent clinical judgements and diagnoses (such as lipid modification, nutrient deficiencies) based on these assessments, in settings where access to other health professionals for professional support is not immediately available.

 

  • To evaluate outcomes of dietetic interventions through the monitoring and review of nutritional care plans, and adjusting care plans to facilitate achievement of goals.

 

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