The Hospital Group part time

**Bariatric Dietitian – suitable for experienced or newly qualified dietitians**

Part time (7.5hrs/week), permanent, Kings Park Clinic, Southampton

The Hospital Group is the UK’s leading private provider of bariatric (obesity) surgery, providing gastric balloon, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Dietitian to join our professional and enthusiastic team of clinical and non-clinical staff at our Southampton outpatient clinic (with possible travel to other clinics nationwide), adding to our nationwide team of 10 permanent (6.2 WTE) and 6 bank dietitians.

Required qualifications: Dietetics degree and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council. We will accept applications from newly or recently qualified dietitians – you do not need to have any experience in bariatrics or weight management, although this is welcomed.

Salary:
• Newly/recently qualified: £22,000 per annum (pro-rata)
• Experience in bariatrics/weight management: up to £28,000 per annum (pro-rata) dependent on level of experience
• Salary will increase by £500 PA following successful completion of 6 month probationary period. A further increase of £1,000 PA will occur following successful completion of a further 12 months with the company and by a further £2,000 following successful completion of training in gastric band adjustments
Position: Permanent
Hours: 7.5 hours a week
Start date: ASAP
Closing date: When sufficient applications received

Role:

The role will mainly involve conducting telephone and face to face consultations with pre- and post-op bariatric patients. Depending on available resources, there may also be opportunity to:

  • Provide an inpatient dietetic service, seeing patients just before & after surgery
  • Update existing and create new patient literature
  • Train in performing gastric band adjustments following initial 6-month probationary period (full training will be provided), resulting in a salary increase
  •  Be involved in clinical audit
  •  Be involved in training other members initiatives for colleagues in the Obesity Service in order to provide a consistent approach to the delivery of evidence based nutritional information

Please note: Strong IT skills are required as all patient notes are computerized. Touch-typing particularly desirable.

Experience in bariatrics is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. Your salary will reflect your level of experience in bariatrics.

A comprehensive two week induction programme will be provided (travel will be required – expenses are paid), including shadowing of dietitians, band adjustment nurses, pre-operative surgeon clinics, operations and radiological band adjustments/assessments. You will then commence with your own caseload of patients; however, close support and mentoring will be provided. The dietetic team take part in a monthly conference call, where updates/changes to the service are discussed along with the opportunity to present and discuss case studies and journal articles.

How to apply: Please call the HR Department on 0121 445 0241 or email HRdepartment@thehospitalgroup.org for an application form; alternatively submit your CV via email.