Specialist Dietitian (Haematology)

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

We have a rare but exciting opportunity for a full time fixed term Band 6 role specialising in Haematology at Southampton General. This post specialises in dietetic management of acute haematology patients and will include a new 18month project working as the dietetic representative within the specilist MDT to improve outcomes in frail patients with lymphoma. The post covers a variety of settings including the bone marrow transplant unit, haematology wards, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Our Oncology unit is one of 12 regional cancer centres in the UK, serving a population of approx 1.7million. We have a large radiotherapy unit with 6 linear accelerators, 6 oncology inpatient wards, acute oncology unit, chemotherapy units, Macmillan centre and multiple outpatient clinics. Southampton is a leading centre for cancer research and clinical trials.  

Patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for haematological malignancy or transplantation are managed in a 21 bed specialist unit. 

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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