Basic Grade Dietitian - Medical Services

  • Dublin
  • Tallaght University Hospital
07Job Title: Basic Grade Dietitian Reference No: 04.029 (2023)Department / Directorate: Nutrition & Dietetics Department, COO DirectorateReports to: Manager of Nutrition & Dietetics Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is an exciting and dynamic place to work. The team at the Hospital are in the midst of implementing a new hospital strategy that has already delivered on the opening of a new renal unit, day surgery centre, step down facility in the community and the start of building works on a new ICU extension. It is an exciting time to join the TUH team and one of Ireland’s main teaching hospitals with so many plans to enhance patient care. The Hospital believes in investing in their team and offers excellent education and research opportunities. TUH is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. The Hospital has 450 adult beds with over 3,500 people on staff and more than 50 different nationalities represented. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national specialties. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country, a regional orthopaedic trauma centre and a designated trauma unit. TUH is one of the two main academic teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as medicine nursing, health and social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. TUH is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties. TUH Vision and ValuesThe vision of the Hospital is “People Caring for People to Live Better Lives” through excellent health outcomes supported by evidenced based practice, positive patient and staff experience in an empowering and caring environment. A culture of innovation and quality improvement in everything we do.Our TUH CARE values – for patients, their families, our community and staff are: Collaborate – together and with our academic and care partners Achieve – our goals, positive outcomes and wellbeing Respect – for patients, each other and our environment Equity – for patients and staff At TUH we view our staff as our most valuable asset and every member of the Team is valued equally. We recognise that a skilled, satisfied and motivated workforce is a prerequisite to high quality care. A full overview of TUH is available on us purpose of the role:The Basic Grade Dietitian will be responsible for the organization, provision and evaluation of Nutrition and Dietetic services to patients referred (in-patients and out-patients) from the medical/surgical teams to which he/she is assigned. The Basic Grade Dietitian will participate in Departments rotation programme which provides an opportunity to gain experience working in a range of medical specialties including nephrology, Age Related Health Care, Respiratory medicine, endocrinology, Rheumatology and gastroenterology and in surgical and orthopedic specialties. overview of role:Key Duties and Responsibilities Provide expert nutritional advice for the teams on the management of patients under their care Work in collaboration with the Dietitians also assigned to these areas of assignment Provide cross cover for other clinical areas, as required Participate in the design and implementation of protocols/procedures for nutritional screening, referral, intervention and assessment Communicate with medical, nursing, other clinical and non-clinical staff regarding patients under his/her care, thus supporting and strengthening a multidisciplinary approach to patient care Attend case conferences, team meetings and ward rounds as appropriate Keep the necessary records appropriate to office and as defined by the Manager of Nutrition & Dietetics Participate in the Departments supervision programme Assist in the clinical training of Student Dietitians on placement in the Hospital Participate in the Departments upskilling programme for Dietitians which will provide an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to work in other specialities Participate in the Department’s Nutrition Education Programme for staff based in the Hospital, including education for staff working in the areas of assignment Be responsible for his/her own professional development and keep abreast of developments in Nutrition and Dietetics Participate in ongoing audits relating to patient care and support research in the area of assignment Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of standards and policies for Nutrition and Dietetic services Contribute to continuing quality improvement initiatives, undertaken by the department. Assist the Dietetic Manager in the planning and development of the future Nutrition and Dietetic services Carry out other duties appropriate to the post, as may be assigned by the Manager of Nutrition & Dietetics Qualifications & Experience requiredMust: Be registered as a Dietitian by the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU And Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Dietitians Register maintained by the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued Experience in the provision of artificial nutrition support, enteral and parenteral, is essential. Desirable: Post qualification experience in clinical Nutrition & Dietetics INDI Membership Candidates who are eligible for registration with CORU in the coming six months may apply. However any offer of employment would be subject to successfully receiving registration. Reward & Recognition Remuneration is in accordance with the Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales, grade code 3389. A panel will be formed to fill future permanent and temporary posts. The annual leave entitlement is 27 working days per year. The leave year runs from 1st April to the 31st of March each year. Normal working hours are 35 worked over 5 days. Your contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm over 7 days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement. Application processApplications can be submitted ‘on-line’ at by completing the application form and attaching your CV. Candidates should be aware that, when applying for a post through the 'On-Line' Application System (Candidate Manager) they will receive an automated replying acknowledging receipt of their application. Should you for any reason, not receive this automated acknowledgement, you should notify the Human Resources Department, before the closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered.All candidates should note that, in order to maintain a timely process, the closing date and time for receipt of applications will be strictly adhered to.Informal Enquiries to: Sinead Feehan, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics Manager Telephone (01) 4142483 or email TUH Core Competencies: Core Area Competency Level Managing the service Quality & Safety of Service 2 Managing the service Delivery of Results 2 Managing Change Problem Solving & Decision Making 2 Managing Change Communications & Influencing 2 Managing Yourself Team player 2 Managing Yourself Planning and Organising 2 Managing People People Management 1 Managing People Leadership 1 Please go to www.tuh/careers for details of the core competencies