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• Dignity and Respect
• Openness, honesty and responsibility

Please note that this is a fixed-term post until 31/3/25

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified or more experienced Band 5 Dietitian wishing to work within Community, Acute, Paediatric and Weight Management Dietetic services, developing within a broad range of clinical specialities. We are looking for a dietitian with clinical expertise and excellent communication and motivation skills. The post will be a rotational post within the Community, Acute, Paediatric and Weight Management teams, initially within the Paediatric and Weight Management teams.

The acute rotation is based at Borders General Hospital, working closely with our, Band 6 dietitians, and Dietetic Support Worker to deliver dietetic services to individuals and in group settings. Clinical areas will include general medicine, stroke, renal, general surgery and ITU.

The... community rotation will be working alongside our band 6 community dietetics team and requires travelling to cover outpatient clinics, community hospitals, domiciliary visits and care homes across NHS Borders community.

The Paediatric/Weight Management post is based at Borders General Hospital and in community clinic settings. You will work closely weight management dietitians to deliver Tier 3 and Tier 4 weight management both to individuals and in group settings. The paediatric clinical work will involve working with our existing Band 7 and Band 6 dietitians, both in an acute and community setting.

The post holder will be supported to complete the Flying Start programme. Supervision and support will be provided to enable you to play an active part in the department and develop your clinical skills. You will be joining join a well-respected team of dietitians with a commitment to staff development and clinical excellence. The department has good IT facilities and utilises online patient management systems’

The Scottish Borders is within commuting distance from Edinburgh.

For the community and weight management setting you will be required to travel in order to deliver service needs, and a driving licence is essential.

For further information please contact: Vanessa Hamilton (Dietetic Service Lead) on Tel 07890 031593. Alternatively email Vanessa.hamilton@nhs.scot
• PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period, for which you would be paid, until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Hiring Manager.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society
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