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Dietetic Assistant

Job Type

Full-time

Location

Schoen Clinic York

About the Role

Be the difference in your patients’ lives!

As a Dietetic Assistant you will be required to work alongside and under the direction of a registered dietitian. You will be involved in practical aspects of implementing and monitoring nutritional recommendations made by the dietitian, support with food ordering and service at meal and snack time and to undertake routine administrative and clerical duties as required by the dietitian.


Key Responsibilities

You will be providing support at meal times for patients, this will include eating alongside patients and carrying out weekly or twice weekly weights and record these on weight charts. Further duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Monitor dietary intake and behaviours in the dining room, providing feedback to the Dietitian

  • Be involved in providing portion guidance to staff, patients and carers

  • Update nutritional supplement replacement plans following dietetic advice

  • Support patients with leave planning

  • Support patients in making appropriate menu choices

  • Liaise with the catering department regarding any day to day issues

  • Arrange weekly food and menu ordering

  • Attend MDTs on behalf of the Dietitian and liaise with the Dietitian regarding any progress and monitoring

  • Liaise with the nursing colleagues and other health care professionals as required regarding nutritional needs and progress

  • To work on own initiative whilst recognising barriers and seeking support when required

  • To review treatment plans and patient progress independently and in liaison with the Dietitian

  • Discuss with patients their dislikes and menu choices, being able to challenge these choices as required

  • Support Dietitian in holding Nutritional educational groups and additional groups as required

  • Communicate with community teams and referring agents as required

  • Support dietitian with documentation on CPA reports

  • Work collaboratively with members of the MDT and Nursing team

  • Adapt to the service needs as required whilst meeting the individual needs and goal setting of the patients

Details

Location

Schoen Clinic York


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent


Category

Dietetics


Salary

£24,000 - £25,000 per annum - depending on experience


Benefits

You will have access to a wide range of benefits which include (but not limited to):


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases with the length of service

  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

  • Paid emergency leave

  • Professional development opportunities so that you can build your career with us

  • Contributory pension scheme with Royal London

  • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening, and the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.

  • Dental Cover

  • Recognition schemes for employees

  • Eye care scheme with Specsavers

  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

  • Winter flu jabs

  • EAP assistance on a range of topics and concerns

Skills & requirements

The successful candidate will have an NVQ in Nutrition and previous experience working with a dietetic team. 

  • Knowledge of Safeguarding  responsibilities and relevant legislation

  • Evidence of CPD

  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

  • Ability to give and receive feedback constructively

About your future team

Our culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based on our five key values:

  • Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

  • Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

  • Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

  • Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

  • Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

Schoen Clinic York is a highly specialised Hospital for adults in the North of England. We are currently based on the ground floor of Minster Grange as an eating disorder hospital, and in September 2024 will be expanding to cover the full building with other service lines including Dementia care. We are situated just off Haxby Road which is 10 minutes’ drive from York Train Station and 4 miles from the A64.

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