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Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
Band 6 AfC

Job Description

Welcome to QVH and thank you for your interest in our hospital.

QVH is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England.

We are a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership working among all staff at the Trust. We are fully committed to on-going training and development and to delivering the best training for staff.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Working at QVH combines the excitement, challenge and career opportunities of a major research and teaching hospital with the satisfaction of delivering excellent patient care that meets the needs of our community.

We also offer attractive benefits such as

  • tailored personal development to support career aspirations, including accredited clinical and management development programmes

  • flexible working arrangements for a work-life balance that suits you and QVH's needs

  • a dedicated Reward service, offering a range of national and local discounts, cashback and tax relief schemes

Queen Victoria Hospital is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England as well as valuable community services for the population of East Grinstead and the surrounding areas.

We have an opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated Dietitian with a wide range of dietetic experience to join our Nutrition & Dietetic Team.

You will work closely with experienced Dietitians, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and dedicated primary care colleagues predominantly in an outpatient and community setting. You will liaise closely with other health and social care professionals as well as patients, family and carers. Therefore excellent communication skills are essential. You will have responsibility for the caseload management of individuals referred into the service and deliver appropriate therapeutic interventions to achieve agreed realistic goals and ensure safe and timely discharge from Therapy services.

We offer excellent continuing professional development, clinical and managerial supervision and encourage staff to actively engage with service development and improvement. The department fosters close networks with other community based service and hospital teams, including in-service training and study days. As part of the Nutrition & Dietetic service you will be encouraged to develop new skills and to participate in a wide variety of continuing professional development activities. There will be opportunities to widen your experience in our Burns & Plastics and Head & Neck Cancer services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Elizabeth Moore, Senior Clinical Dieititian on [Click here to apply] (email: ( Email address removed ))

Equality Statement: At QVH you can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. You will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. You have a responsibility to ensure that you treat our patients and your colleagues with dignity and respect. We welcome applications that reflect our diverse local population and the communities we serve, and can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice throughout the application process.

Please note:

Storing Personal Information: Your personal information is important to us; attached is our notice on why we need to hold certain information about you, how we process it and your rights to have it updated.

Closing date: this is given as a guide. Some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.

References: all references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of three years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover the three years. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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All progress and communication is completed through TRAC. In applying for this post you are agreeing to QVH transferring the information contained in this application to our preferred recruitment system. If you are offered a post at the Trust, this information will also be transferred to the NHS ESR system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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