Main area Children's Highly Specialist Community Dietitian
Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
Hours Part time - 18.75 hours per week
Site Beckenham Beacon Town Beckenham
Salary £49,178 - £55,492 Inc HCAS per annum pro rata
Salary period Yearly
Closing 05/12/2023 23:59
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.
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Children's Highly Specialist Community Dietitian - Band 7
£49,178 - £55,492 Inc HCAS per annum pro rata
Part Time 18.75 hrs per week
Do you want to further your children's Dietetics experience within a community setting?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Paediatric Dietitian to help deliver the Bromley Children's Home Enteral service.
This role is to work alongside the current band 7 Highly Specialist Children's Community Dietitian to jointly manage babies and children who require home enteral feeding.
You will be part of a small team of Paediatric Dietitians and a Dietetic Assistant, working closely with community children's nurses, special school nurses, health visitors, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, hospital dietitians and other professionals to deliver this specialist service which is highly valued by patients, their families and professionals.
You will be an expert resource for the Children's Dietetic Service and Bromley Healthcare and encouraged to actively participate in audit and service development.
Proposed interview week beginning 11th December
Main duties of the job
The band 7 Children's Community Dietitian is jointly responsible for delivering and developing the Children’s Home Enteral Feeding Service in Bromley. The post holder is the joint clinical lead for the Children’s Home Enteral Feeding Service and is expected to provide a high-quality service to children referred to this specialist service and their parents or carers.
The post holder is responsible for providing highly specialist dietetic advice and support to a complex caseload of enterally fed infants, children, young people and their parents/carers in a range of settings including patients’ homes, special need schools, respite care and clinics.
The post holder will work closely with other health professionals in the multidisciplinary team, and professionals from other agencies in the borough, to assess, treat and safeguard children in their care.
The post holder is responsible for their own area of specialism and expertise, and acts as an expert specialist resource within the Children’s Dietetic Service. The post holder will be expected to contribute to service development, evidence-based policy, guidelines and procedure development, and undertake regular audit projects. They may also be required to provide education and training for other health professionals and staff from other agencies.
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. .
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 dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point.
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
Please see the attached document for the detailed job description and personal specification relating to this role.
Person specification Qualifications and Training
- Degree or Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
- Member of relevant BDA special interest group
Skills Essential criteria
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
- High level of time management skills and ability to manage and prioritise work and clinical caseload
- Able to work individually without supervision and as part of a team
- Good presentation skills
- Car driver and have use of own vehicle for work
- Ability to audit clinical practice and recommend/implement changes to improve practice or service delivery
- Ability to deliver training to others
Experience Essential criteria
- Significant clinical experience including working in paediatric dietetics
- Experience of home enteral feeding
- Paediatric home enteral feeding experience
- Experience of line managing staff
- Experience of training student dietitians
- Community experience
- Demonstrates evidence of meeting essential criteria on person specification e.g. good interpersonal skills
- Confident in use of IT including use of electronic patient records
- Confident in use of Microsoft Word/Powerpoint, internet and email
- Experience of using Emis/dietary analysis programmes/Microsoft Excel
We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, as well as the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why we encourage all colleagues to take up the offer of the Coronavirus vaccination.
Salary is dependant 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, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.
Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.
We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.
All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period
Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.
But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.
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- As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
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- All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
- The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.
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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.
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