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Assistant Practitioner - Dietetics

Band 4

Main area
Nutrition and Dietetic
Band 4
37.5 hour per week
Job ref
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum
25/03/2019 23:59

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and caring person with experience of working as a dietetic assistant to gain experience of working as a full-time dietetic assistant practitioner as part of our hospital Dietetic service at York Hospital. You will have responsibility for your own case load of individual service users, as well as running group sessions.

With the guidance and support of registered dietitians, you will work directly with patients to ensure that they receive the best possible nutritional care whilst in hospital. Once patients have been highlighted by nursing staff as being at risk of malnutrition you will carry out the first line assessment of nutritional status and working within your competencies put a plan in place to meet their nutritional needs and goals and provide ongoing monitoring and alteration of the plan within agreed parameters. You will also be involved with patients who require home enteral feeding.

You will liaise closely with a multidisciplinary team in an integrated way, (e.g. dietetic, catering, nursing and pharmacy staff), as well as relatives and carers, in order to provide a patient-centred service.

The role also involves delivery of presentations to patient groups, staff training and ongoing promotion of the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, organisational and team working skills are essential.

You will gain clinical skills and experience in a range of dietetic fields including nutrition support, enteral feeding, weight management and texture modified diets, as well as developing group work and presentation skills.  Training will be provided in all areas.

Your contribution to department goals and project work will be encouraged.

We have regular departmental meetings, clinical supervision sessions and education meetings. Continuing professional development is encouraged for all staff through regular appraisal, training and clinical supervision.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require 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 resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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 dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Berenice Carter - Dietetic Professional Lead

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