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Senior Specialist Head and Neck Dietitian

Band 7

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Band 7
Part time 15 hours per week
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£38,035 - £48,256 pa inc (pro rata)
24/09/2017 23:59

At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH and stay at UCLH because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So, why join UCLH…?

  • We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence
  • Our hospitals are in great central London locations
  • We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology
  • We have a wide range of career opportunities

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Are you keen to be part of a specialist dietetic team? We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and confident individual and currently welcoming applications for an experienced Band 7 Dietitian to join our team. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years experience of which 1 year must be specific to Oncology and preferably Head & Neck. The post will be for 15 hours (2 days per week).

You should have leadership skills, the ability to work well within teams and be able to manage your time effectively. The successful applicant will be based at University College London (UCH), part of UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will provide cover to head and neck patients within their care pathway in the inpatient or outpatient setting. The dietetic team are responsible for managing patients throughout their pathway from referral, during treatment and rehabilitation and long term care. Also, we have an established service with extended scope practice for leading the enteral feeding tube service. The dietetic team are based with the Head & Neck team and well integrated within all aspects of the service creating opportunities for development at different stages of the pathway across the multidisciplinary team.

Effective communication and negotiation skills and an ability to work effectively within teams are essential. Thinking differently with a focus on quality, efficiency and productivity are central to the culture of the head and neck dietetic team. We are a forward thinking department of 36 Dietitians and dietetic assistants, and committed to professional development. You will be involved in student training initiatives.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal conversation about this post, please contact Jessica Harris (Clinical Lead Dietitian), via email (Jessica.harris@uclh.nhs.uk) or telephone (0203 447 2136)

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