Community Dietitian

Community Dietitian

37.5 hours per week - office hours

An opportunity has arisen within the Nutrition and Dietetic Department at the West Cumberland Hospital to cover a period of maternity leave. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic dietitian who either has Band 6 experience or a Band 5 withrelevent/substantial experience who wants to develop their knowledge and skills at this level.

You will join a busy, friendly department of 5 dietitians, a dietetic assistant and administrative assistant and have the support of a Team Leader and Dietetic Services Manager.

This post will involve working in the Community settingandthe successful applicant will have a varied and challengingcaseload including: Nutritional Support and Home Enteral Feeding as well as leading on MUST training and Enteral Feeding study days.

You should be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a changing environment and have good communication skills and provide evidence of ongoing professional development relevant to this post.

A BSc Hons degree in Dietetics or equivalent is essential. A driving licence and access to a vehicle are also essential as this post covers a large geographical rural area.

You will be expected to support junior staff and participate in dietetic student training with the guidance of the Team Lead, Professional Lead and Dietetic Services Manager.

The department has excellent computer facilities and we also have a flexible working system in place.

Interviews will be held inOctober 2020

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome.

Contact: Helen Fraser- Mayall, Dietetic Team Lead on or Jacqui Ross, Dietetic Services Manager on

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 41268627

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