To work as an autonomous practitioner to perform a specialist dietetic assessment of patients within Park Lodge.
To use clinical reasoning to provide a diagnosis and develop, deliver and adapt individualised dietetic treatment programmes.
To make autonomous decisions on the treatment plans for severely ill inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa, as well as Bulimia nervosa and Atypical Eating Disorders
To provide nutritional advice surrounding multiple physical complications, including Diabetes, Renal failure, Bariatric complications, Coeliac disease etc.
To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload, to meet service and patient priorities,
readjusting plans as situations or changes arise and to provide specialist dietetic reports as requested.
To work with a varied caseload, and provide leadership in this for the wider MDT
To identify and carry out Clinic reviews and Home Visits in accordance with service and Professional standards and to assess patient condition and suitability for discharge and where appropriate supervise dieticians and dietetic assistants in this tasks.
To implement monitoring and evaluation of treatment in order to measure progress and outcomes to ensure effectiveness of interventions and service delivery.
To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work and that of supervised MDT members and hold responsibility for own caseload for a specialist area of the service, working without direct supervision
To develop robust effective communication with all CWP staff and other relevant agencies i.e. GPs and other medical staff, nursing staff, social care staff, carers and users etc. and support junior and assistant staff to communicate effectively.
To ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with the local policy and professional standards.
If required participate in evening and/or weekend duty rotas and/or emergency/on call rotas, providing treatment of patients and provide advice to medical and nursing staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team without direct supervision.
To be responsible for maintaining stock of patient information and equipment (scales, feeding pumps, feeding tubes) and advising on resources to carry out the job and to use correct procedures relating to the safe and competent use, issue and retrieval of equipment.