Senior Dietician AMAU
St. James's Hospital
Job Description and Requirements
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Act as a therapeutic dietitian to patients admitted to the AMAU and associated areas and develop, implement and monitor nutrition care plans to meet individual patient needs using evidence-based practice.
Communicate and work effectively with patients, careers, colleagues, hospital staff and other health professionals to deliver quality care in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of dietetic care pathways, effective and efficient referral processes, protocols and other resources in this area in line with operational principles of the acute medicine service.
Develop dietetic service to patients in this area ensuring most effective use of resources to promote early discharge and meet the agreed goals and service agreement for the Clinical Nutrition service to AMAU.
Maintain appropriate records and regular activity reports and actively participate in service planning for the Clinical Nutrition service to AMAU.
Initiate and participate in nutrition-related research in this area and dissemination of results.
Supervise staff grade dietitian in AMAU.
Actively participate in student training and staff education and development programmes.
Maintain professional competence and demonstrate commitment to Continuous Professional Development.
* The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances.
Academic/Professional Qualifications and/or relevant Experience
Candidates for appointment must:
Be registered as a Dietitian by the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU
Applicants who satisfy the conditions set out in Section 91 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, (see note 1 below*), must submit proof of application for registration with the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU. The acceptable proof is correspondence from the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU confirming their application for registration as a Section 91 applicant.
Have 3 years full time (or an aggregate of 3 years full time) post qualification dietetic experience.
Candidates must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
(A)Experience in this area or related area
Practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Dietitians Register maintained by the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU.
Confirm annual registration with CORU to Human Resources, St. James's Hospital by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).
Clinical skills to provide a comprehensive Clinical Nutrition service to patients admitted to AMAU.
IT and keyboard skills. Experience using a range of computer packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated experience in nutrition support.
Demonstrated Behaviour Change and motivational interviewing skills.
Demonstrated experience in audit and research.
St. James's Hospital
[posted Jan 30, 2018]
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