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Dietitian (Acute Renal)

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the hospital-based renal dietetic team caring for patients within the Oxford Kidney Unit and Transplant Centre. The post holder will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of renal dietetics, gaining experience in chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and transplantation.

The Oxford Kidney Unit provides a regional renal service for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Swindon. The Oxford unit has an inpatient ward, daily outpatient clinics and two haemodialysis units at the Churchill Hospital. The renal dietetic team also provides a service to the satellite units at Banbury, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and High Wycombe covering the haemodialysis units and outpatient clinics.

The Oxford Transplant Centre at the Churchill Hospital is one of seven national centres to perform pancreas and simultaneous kidney pancreas transplants, along with approximately 100 kidney transplants per year. The renal dietetic team provides an inpatient and outpatient service to this patient group.

You will be working closely within a team of 43 WTE renal dietitians including 2 experienced Band 7s. Full training and support will be provided. The post holder will have a varied caseload and have the opportunity to rotate across all areas.

Please phone to find out more about this exciting opportunity. For more information please contact Rachel Wormell, Renal Team Lead Dietitian Mon-Wed or Rachel Thomas, Renal Team Lead Dietitian Wed-Fri ( ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) ).

The Dietetic Department, hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, provides a countywide service across acute, primary care, mental health and learning disabilities. The acute team provides a service to the John Radcliffe (including the Children’s Hospital), Churchill, Nuffield Orthopaedic and Horton Hospitals and is made up of 47 Dietitians, 5 Dietetic Assistants and administrative support on all sites. There is a commitment to personal development and CPD and an expectation that all staff are involved in corporate departmental project work, audit/research and teaching of other healthcare professionals. All staff are actively involved in student training.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

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