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Senior Dietitian at Headhunt International

Senior Dietitian

Headhunt International Dublin Full Time
Required languages: English
€54,136 - €63,742/Year
The Dietitian, Senior will:
Professional / Clinical
* Ensure professional standards are maintained in accordance with the requirements as set out by the CORU [ Link removed ]
* Work within own scope of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.
* Keep up to date with scientific research findings and current practices and identify and update relevant measures in response to these findings, as designated by Dietitian Manager or designated Clinical Specialist.
* Plan and deliver the organisation, provision, and evaluation of the Nutrition & Dietetic service to clients within their designated area.
* Prioritise and manage a client caseload according to the needs of the service.
* Develop, implement, and monitor a plan of care, based on assessment of the service users' nutritional needs.
* Advise and liaise closely with the family / carers in the practical aspects of the agreed plan.
* Liaise with catering staff regarding the provision of therapeutic diets as relevant.
* Liaise with the multidisciplinary team and healthcare colleagues in other services / settings, as appropriate.
* Participate in multidisciplinary meetings, case conferences and clinical meetings as required.
* Initiate and / or participate in initiatives that enhance the standard of care to service users.
* Provide line management supervision to assigned Staff Grade Dietitians / appropriate others.
* Know the limits of own practice and when to seek advice / refer to another health professional.

The Dietitian, Senior will:
Professional / Clinical
* Ensure professional standards are maintained in accordance with the requirements as set out by the CORU [ Link removed ]
* Work within own scope of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.
* Keep up to date with scientific research findings and current practices and identify and update relevant measures in response to these findings, as designated by Dietitian Manager or designated Clinical Specialist.
* Plan and deliver the organisation, provision, and evaluation of the Nutrition & Dietetic service to clients within their designated area.
* Prioritise and manage a client caseload according to the needs of the service.
* Develop, implement, and monitor a plan of care, based on assessment of the service users' nutritional needs.
* Advise and liaise closely with the family / carers in the practical aspects of the agreed plan.
* Liaise with catering staff regarding the provision of therapeutic diets as relevant.
* Liaise with the multidisciplinary team and healthcare colleagues in other services / settings, as appropriate.
* Participate in multidisciplinary meetings, case conferences and clinical meetings as required.
* Initiate and / or participate in initiatives that enhance the standard of care to service users.
* Provide line management supervision to assigned Staff Grade Dietitians / appropriate others.
* Know the limits of own practice and when to seek advice / refer to another health professional.
Education & Training
* Maintain professional knowledge and competence in relation to scientific research and practice through continuous professional development initiatives, attendance at mandatory training programmes etc.
* Provide expertise in the area of nutrition to colleagues.
* Provide evidence-based nutrition training to healthcare professionals / colleagues as appropriate.
* Participate in the development and evaluation of nutrition education resource material.
* Participate within the professional and clinical supervision structure, be open to reflective practice.
* Provide induction and mentoring to professional colleagues.
* Manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of student Dietitians.
Quality and Risk, Health and Safety Management
* Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations, and standards.
* Participate in audit, research and other quality improvement projects that maintain and seek to improve the quality-of-service delivery.
* Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to the safety of self and others.
* Be aware of risk management issues, identify risks and take appropriate action.
* Report any adverse incidents or near misses.
* Adhere to HSE policies in relation to the procurement, care and safety of any equipment supplied for the fulfilment of duty.
* Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
* Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water, and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.
Administrative
* Contribute to policy development, performance monitoring, business planning and budgetary control as advised by the Dietitian Manager or designated another person.
* Ensure the ongoing review of existing resources and develop and evaluate new resources to support the needs of the target audience.
* Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of standards and policies.
* Support the delivery on of key performance indicators.
* Ensure the maintenance of appropriate records in accordance with organisational, departmental, and professional requirements.
* Contribute to the development and implementation of information sharing protocols, audit systems, referral pathways, and share care arrangements.
* Maintain professional standards with regard to patient and data confidentiality e.g., FOI & GDPR.
* Prepare progress reports / statistics as required and in line with agreed templates / business plans.
* Promote a culture that values equality, diversity, and respect in the workplace.
* Keep up to date with organisational developments within the Irish Health Service.
* Deputise for the Dietitian Manager if required.
The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to them from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

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