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Nutritional Specialist Nurse

Job Description

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With approximately 5700 employees and a turnover of £352 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery.

The Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust for a part time Band 6 experienced registered nurse to expand our existing specialist nutrition nursing service within the acute setting. The successful candidate will be based within the Dietetic team.

The post is for a specialist autonomous nurse responsible for supporting the provision of a comprehensive nursing support service for patients with complex enteral nutritional challenges and patients requiring parenteral nutrition.

Along with the lead nutritional specialist nurse, you will act as a point of contact for patients who have a need to access the specialist service; undertake a range of duties to ensure the effective delivery of care including procedures, specialist advice and ongoing support to their client group. You will also co-ordinate the nutritional care of patients in hospital, between hospitals; and facilitate successful transfer between acute and community settings.

The successful candidate will provide ongoing specialist advice, education and training in enteral and parenteral feeding, to raise standards and develop the practice of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), along with the lead nutritional specialist nurse. The post holder will also undertake research and audit within own specialist area.

You will benefit from supervision and professional leadership from the lead nutritional specialist nurse.

This position would suit an innovative, self motivated person who has experience of caring for patients receiving enteral and parenteral nutrition and is looking to develop their career in this specialist field. You will need to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills, and to work flexibly in line with service modernisation.

There is a strong emphasis in our organisation on multidisciplinary working and the whole team is very motivated to achieve quality, evidence based care. Your career progression is important to us and we are committed to continuous professional development. There is excellent secretarial support and IT facilities. Good road and rail access to nearby Leeds, Manchester, the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lead Nutritional CNS Charlie Crabtree via hospital switchboard. (Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) ).

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