Specialist Dietitian (Colorectal surgery)

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

We have a exciting opportunity for a Band 6 dietitian to join the acute adult surgical dietetic team at University Hospital Southampton.  This post specialises in dietetic management of patients post colorectal surgery and is a key member of the MDT providing nutrition support and advice on high output stoma management.

The post covers inpatients and a weekly outpatient clinic. You will work alongside an established team of acute surgical dietitians covering upper GI, hepatobiliary, intestinal failure and general surgery. The surgical dietetic team is part of a large friendly acute adult dietetic service based at Southampton General.

The colorectal surgery service at UHS comprises of 11 consultants, four specialist registrars and three colorectal specialist nurses together with a large supporting multidisciplinary team. Nutrition forms a key component of the colorectal enhanced recovery pathway and you will play a key role in optimising the recovery of this patient group. 

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We’re proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

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