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Job DescriptionSenior Dietitian Job Reference: 192-CD-20-0410 Employer: Department: Acute Services Dietetics Dept 224180 Location: Portsmouth Salary: £21,955 to £26,523 per annum We are delighted to have recently been rated "GOOD" overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Queen Alexandra Hospital started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, most modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, we provide comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. We also offer some tertiary services to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth. Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities. specialist acute nutrition support dietitian A great opportunity to develop within a Nutrition Support specialism, enhancing your dietetic skills within a busy acute hospital, is currently available at Portsmouth NHS Trust. The acute adult team of dietitians provide a service to all specialities including medicine for older people, oncology, general medicine and gastroenterology, orthopaedics, head & neck and oral surgery, urology, gynaecology and maternity. Due to a secondment covering maternity leave this fixed term post provides an opportunity to work as a band 6 dietitian, providing an excellent service to surgical wards (upper GI and colorectal), medical gastroenterology and within Trust-wide parenteral nutrition outreach service. There will be weekly dietetic-led nutrition support outpatient clinics, as well as key contribution to consultant-led MDT nutrition clinics. As a core member of the Nutrition Support Team, the post-holder will attend ward rounds and liaise closely with other team professionals including Clinical Nutrition Nurse Specialists, IV Nurse Specialists, Pharmacists and Biochemists. The team support regular professional development opportunities, and encourage service evaluation and audit to maintain good clinical governance and ensure the service continues to meet the changing needs of its users. There are regular Trust-wide and local teaching commitments and this team is committed to utilising new ways of working e.g. digital communication. Portsmouth Hospitals employs over 30 Dietitians. The dietetic department operate as one team serving acute and community sectors, liaising with two NHS Trusts. We are a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic department with great administrative support. We are committed to training B and C placement dietetic students. If you require full time hours please discuss with team lead below regarding options. For informal enquiries contact :- Contact name: Briony Robinson. Acute Team Lead. Queen Alexandra Hospital. Portsmouth. Contact telephone/bleep number: ext.6150 Help keep well informed about Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and follow us on our social media channels by using the links to the right and Twitter - @QAHospitalNews Please note Portsmouth Hospitals Trust communicate all correspondence to applicants through the NHS Jobs website, therefore please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly for interview details and other information. Also note that when using a "free" email account such as hotmail or yahoo, please ensure you check your "junk mail" on a regular basis as well as your inbox. For some posts, we are receiving large volumes of applications, on these occasions we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependa

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