Dietitian - Emergency Surgery and Critical Care

This fixed term post is available for 11 months starting February 2021. It would be ideal for someone with some experience within the areas of critical care and surgery. We are looking for a dietitian with a solid foundation in general dietetics to work closely with Band 7 specialist dietitians in both clinical areas (critical care and general surgery), other band 6 specialist dietitians and supporting rotational band 5 dietitians. Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. There are 5 ICU units supporting patients at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford and a HDU at the Horton Hospital in Banbury. The emergency general surgical service is provided across 3 acute wards, triage and ambulatory care, all based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. This will include patients groups such as: upper GI, lower GI, HPB, pancreatitis, high output stomas, surgical patients post ICU, etc

Along with our current team of Dietitians you will contribute to the dietetic service provided to these units. There will also be the opportunity to help in other specialist area e.g. TPN, depending on experience.

The Acute adult team is made up of approximately 40 Dietitians, 3 Dietetic Assistants and administrative support. There are 6 acute clinical teams, each responsible for providing a service to an identified clinical area across all four acute hospitals in Oxfordshire, namely, the John Radcliffe, the Churchill, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Horton Hospital. We work closely across all four hospitals with staff and patients moving between them, shared CPD opportunities and joint meetings. We work closely with the children’s dietitians who are based in the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

There is a commitment to personal development and CPD and an expectation that all staff are involved in corporate departmental project work, audits and teaching of other healthcare professionals. All staff are actively involved in student training.

Closing Date: 07/10/2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Julie Dehavillande, Neuro, Critical Care and General Surgery Team Lead, on 01865-221702 / 3 or Matt Newby Complex Medicine and Stroke Team Lead on the same number.

Reference: 40884025

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