Overview

Team Leader Dietitian – Gastroenterology Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Band 7

Main area

Team Leader Dietitian – Gastroenterology

Grade

Band 7

Contract

Permanent

Hours

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Job ref

164-4103515-A

Site

City campus, NUH

Town

Nottingham

Salary

£40,057 – £45,839 per annum

Salary period

Yearly

Closing

04/09/2022 23:59

Job overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a team and influence the future provision of dietetic services within Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 1.0 WTE Team Leader Gastroenterology Dietitian leading a dietetic team at the City campus. The successful candidate will have an operational leadership role in the provision and development of dietetic services and staff , leading a team which currently provides outpatient and inpatient services at the City campus, whilst managing a gastroenterology clinical workload. We are looking for an experienced, proactive dietitian with excellent communication, team-working and leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

Your clinical caseload in gastroenterology and nutritional support will include providing dietetic leadership to the multi-professional nutrition team which reviews patients on parenteral nutrition outside of critical care at the City Campus, providing dietetic advice and treatment to a shared caseload of outpatients with gastrointestinal disorders including Coeliac disease, functional bowel disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. You will provide operational and clinical leadership to other dietitians working in this area and work to develop and improve services together with other Clinical Lead Dietitians in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, supported by a Specialist Clinical Dietitian in Gastroenterology and Therapy Service Managers for Dietetics. As a team leader you will provide operational leadership to a dietetic team working in a range of other specialities and including dietitians, dietetic technicians and dietetic assistants, to ensure effective and efficient service delivery, promote staff development and wellbeing, as well as providing expert knowledge and support for dietetic colleagues and for the management team. Other specialities at the City Campus include oncology, haematology, critical care, burns, cardiac surgery, respiratory and infectious diseases as well as general medical and surgical wards and health care of older people.

This job will require working with inpatients therefore you will be required to wear the appropriate level of PPE.

Working for our organisation

We are a large and friendly department of around 140 staff including assistants and technicians providing dietetic and nutrition support across all areas of the Trust and beyond.

As a large acute teaching hospital over two main sites, NUH has a range of fantastic opportunities for staff to develop their careers within the NHS. The Dietetic service is part of the Therapies and Rehabilitation Services pathway, which is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff who work together to deliver high quality care.

We are committed to continuing professional development for all our staff through a range of opportunities that include recognised training courses, involvement in service development and audit. We have close links with the University of Nottingham, and take student dietitians for their placements.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced dietitian with relevant clinical experience, leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a flexible approach to take forward this part of the dietetic service. Higher education (i.e. MSc level or above) is desirable. You will gain experience in management with the support from other team leaders and dietetic manager. Please refer to the job description attached.

Main responsibilities:
To lead the team in the operational management of the therapy service and contribute to the strategic development of the service.

To take responsibility for highly developed clinical reasoning in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients who may have a complex presentation and to determine clinical diagnosis and therapy management.

To monitor the performance of all staff within the team.

To ensure high standards of clinical care within the team, through the training and development of staff.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced dietitian with relevant clinical experience, leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a flexible approach to take forward this part of the dietetic service. Higher education (i.e. MSc level or above) is desirable. You will gain experience in management with the support from other team leaders and dietetic manager. Please refer to the job description attached.

Main responsibilities:
To lead the team in the operational management of the therapy service and contribute to the strategic development of the service.

To take responsibility for highly developed clinical reasoning in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients who may have a complex presentation and to determine clinical diagnosis and therapy management.

To monitor the performance of all staff within the team.

To ensure high standards of clinical care within the team, through the training and development of staff.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the service provided and ensure improvements are implemented (in liaison with the Therapy Services Manager).

To be responsible for identifying training needs of yourself and your team in line with Trust and Departmental objectives. To ensure that staff are aware of the need to maintain ongoing competence of all staff undertaking out of hours work where applicable. To provide training and support to cover out of hours work within your area.

Please refer to job description and person specification.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

HCPC registered

Requires specialist knowledge for area of responsibility

Recognised post-graduate training relevant to specialty (eg either obtained MSc or completed modules

Evidence of maintaining professional competence through CPD

Desirable criteria

Higher Qualification (MSC or above)

Experience

Essential criteria

Significant post graduate experience, including wide exposure to different specialties and/or experiences at Band 6 in relevant specialty

Experience of management of performance and sickness of staff and participation in recruitment of new staff to maximize workforce potential

Experience in evaluation of evidence based practice, audit, service development and benchmarking

Experience in use of appropriate outcome measures

Desirable criteria

Previous Experiece as a team leader dietitian

Experiece of working in different clinical settings

Communication skills

Essential criteria

Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including explaining, negotiating, motivating and training

Participation and leading /organising in-service training programmes

Presention skills to groups of up to 25

Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers

Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers

Able to communicate complex condition related information to patients, relatives/carers and other clinical/social care staff where there may be barriers to understanding e.g. language barriers, speech, cognitive problems

To feedback constructive criticism with tact and diplomacy in performance management of staff

Able to maintain accurate and comprehensive treatment records in line with the trust policy and departmental procedures

Analytical and judgement

Essential criteria

Ability to assess complex information, formulate a diagnosis and plan patient management using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment options.

Ability to solve problems within the team and make decisions where there are a range of options including clinical and strategic issues

Assess and manage risk in own area

Evaluation of clinical and non-clinical interventions of self and your team

Ability to collate information to identify trends and inform service development e.g. use of spreadsheets, computer generated workload stats.

Ability to prepare annual review of services

Planning and organisation skills

Essential criteria

Ability to organise and prioritise workload of your self and your team, including daily tasks and longer term planning despite interruptions and changing priorities

Effective delegation

Physical skill

Essential criteria

Basic keyboard skills including the inputting of data

Ability to use a range of medical devices, some of which require dexterity and accuracy

Other

Essential criteria

Undertake out of hours duties as required. Maintain competence in nutritional support skills

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Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Consent:
Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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