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FIFE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP WEST FIFE – NUTRITION & DIETETICS DIETETIC ASSISTANT REF NO: FW233/10/16AA SALARY: £17,360 - £20,327 pro rata BAND 3 - HOURS: 30 The Nutrition & Dietetic Department is a Fife wide service providing Dietetic care to the Acute hospital, Primary Care hospitals and the community. The department is currently arranged into clinical teams for; Acute, Diabetes, Nutritional Support, Older People and Paediatric. There are also specialists Dietitians working in Mental Health, Eating Disorders and Health Improvement. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Dietetic Assistant with an interest in nutrition to join the Nutrition and Dietetic Department. This role will include direct patient contact; e.g. collecting baseline data and food preferences, liaison with catering and nursing staff and assisting the Dietitians with the assessment and monitoring of patients nutritional intake. The role will also include responsibility for the ordering and stock check of specialist Dietetic products via an electronic ordering system. You will be liaising with community staff as part of the patient's discharge. There may also be site specific tasks as identified by senior Dietitians. You may also be involved in Health Promotion and other training activities within the department. Experience of working with people along with good communication and IT skills are essential. On-going training and supervision will be provided as required. The Dietetic department takes both undergraduate and graduate Dietetic students; involving staff in the delivery and organisation of the programmes. The department runs regular department training sessions and supports staff in their continuing professional development. The department has good clerical support, IT, internet and library facilities. For informal enquiries please contact Simon Fevre, Clinical Lead Dietitian on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 22054 (Monday – Friday). A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment. NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK. Application forms can be downloaded from, saved to your PC and returned to the recruitment team by email attachment. You can also request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number. Our email address is ( Email address removed ) We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt. We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis. CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON ON 25TH OCTOBER 2016

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