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Ilford, Essex Elysium Healthcare Limited
Are you a Dietitian with neurological or respiratory experience looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, join our brand-new Lakefields Neurological Centre in Chigwell, Essex which is opening in May 2024.
Feel valued and supported when you join the team as a Dietitian, working 22.5 hours at a purpose-built neurological centre for men and women over the age of 18 years.

With experience from the NHS and/or private sector, you will manage a complex caseload, which will see you create individual rapports with service users as you learn about their health concerns, goals and dietary restrictions and preferences to create a healthy nutrition plan.

As a Dietitian, you will deliver and offer contributions to the development of the specialist treatment plans and pathways as you maintain close contact with local community teams.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of the service, offering assessment, formulation and treatment to people and their families/carers. You will act as a key link between the nursing team, the catering department, leading on the management of the dining room and nutrition support strategies on the unit.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

As a Dietitian you will be:
  • Assessing service users' weight and advise regarding, weight, calories, and special meal plans
  • Working as an autonomous dietetic practitioner to carry a complex inpatient and outpatient caseload, using evidence-based and people-focused principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in service users.
  • Conducting pre-admission screenings for new referrals while laying out the plan for future interventions
  • Liaising with the hospital's catering department and ensure that the menu is reviewed regularly, the allergen list, portioning sizes and special menus are up to date
  • Supporting in the development and co-facilitation of any group or activity and staff training
  • Providing a weekly progress review and feedback to the multi-disciplinary team in ward rounds
  • Carrying out one to one nutrition counselling sessions to determine: eating behaviours, beliefs and attitudes about food and health, rationale for food choices, factors affecting eating behaviour and nutrition status. These sessions will also be used for exploring stage of change and to explore ambivalence and barriers to behaviour change.
  • Delivering the Nourish to Flourish psychoeducation group, which is set up to help patients understand their eating disorders and critically explore their beliefs about food and bodies.
  • Carrying out one to one family support, helping families understand the complex relationship between food and health, as well as strategies for supporting the patient to eat at home.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • UK HCPC registration
  • A BSc in Dietetics or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • Post qualification training
  • Post-qualifying experience of working with people with eating disorders ideally in an inpatient settling.
  • Knowledge and understanding of neurological disorders and brain injury
  • To ensure knowledge and skills are maintained at a high level of professional competence
Where you will be working

The Lakefields Neurological Centre, Chigwell is a brand-new 22-bed service that delivers specialist 24-hour nursing and therapy services for people with complex long-term neurological conditions who require ongoing support and assistance to maximise their functional ability and improve their quality of life. The Centre specialises in neuro-rehabilitation, tracheostomy and ventilator care.

Bedrooms are adapted to individual requirements, fitted with high dependency equipment including ceiling track hoists, wall mounted suction and oxygen equipment. There are also well-equipped therapy facilities, spacious lounge areas and wheelchair access to beautiful gardens.

What you will get:
  • Annual salary of £40,000 pro rota
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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