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Community Dietitian

Reference: CD

Hours: 37

Salary: £24,490

Location: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Description:

The ability to work from home is required during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once working from home requirements are lifted the successful candidate will be based at one of HILS’ sites (to be agreed with the candidate), and will be expected to visit all sites on a regular basis. These are: Letchworth, Ware, St Albans, and Hemel Hempstead.

The post holder’s case load will cover HILS’ meals on wheels clients across all of Hertfordshire and care homes in the Herts Valleys area. During the COVID-19 pandemic the post holder will be required to work from home. When visiting clients in their own homes or attending care homes they will be expected to adhere to all safety guidelines and PPE regulations.

The post holder will be part of the Nutrition & Wellbeing Team at HILS. The post holder will provide a community-based dietetics service to clients receiving HILS’ meals on wheels service and undertake Dietetic screenings as part of the Nutrition Awareness Team’s work in Care homes across the Herts Valleys area.

The service aims to identify and address the causes of malnutrition amongst HILS’ clients, who are mainly frail, elderly, and community-based. The post holder will complete in-person home visits and telephone or virtual reviews for clients to perform a Nutrition & Wellbeing screening, involving completing a MUST assessment, as well as asking relevant lifestyle and health questions. The post holder will then educate the client about their malnutrition status, provide advice and guidance to the client and their next of kin, and set up nutritional interventions to improve their status (such as bespoke menus, food fortification advice, free additional snacks, etc.), including dietetic care plans and treatment goals.

The Nutrition Awareness Team service is provided to all care homes in the Herts Valleys Area, including elderly care and learning disabilities homes. The team complete nutrition audits to assess how well the care homes are managing the nutritional care of their residents. Tailored training is provided by the Health & Wellbeing Visitors in: malnutrition, MUST, food fortification, and the Herts Valleys Dietetic pathway. The community Dietitian will complete the Dietetic screening portion of the assessment and complete all relevant reports. The post holder will participate in the development of nutrition training modules. The training has recently been redeveloped to be provided online using webinars and E-Learning modules.

The post holder will work closely with the wider HILS operational teams, providing advice and information to staff about eating well for older people, and supporting staff to ensure that clients’ needs are being met. This may also involve delivering training sessions to staff focusing on understanding, and spotting the signs of, malnutrition and dehydration.

Qualifications & Job Requirements:

Essential: • Full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle • Ability to understand written and oral English • Satisfactory DBS check • The right to work in the UK • Degree in Dietetics • Registered Dietitian (HCPC & BDA)

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

Essential: • Good office, admin and IT skills including good telephone manner and intermediate level excel • Good knowledge of the specifics of good nutrition for older people • Experience of health promotional activities • Knowledge of research appraisal and analysis and interpretation of statistics • Confident in training small groups and presenting to a variety of audiences

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please complete an application form (and optional equal opportunities form) and email to jobs@hertsindependentliving.org

Applications must be received before 06 October 2020

Stock Controller

Reference: SC-W

Hours: 25 hours per week

Hourly rate: £9.30

Location: Ware, SG12 0EF

Contract type: Permanent

Description:

The primary function of this role is to provide support to ensure the smooth running of all of HILS’ stock ordering and management processes at Ware site.

The successful post-holder will be expected to offer excellent customer service to internal and external parties.

The role consists of 25 hours per week; to be worked between the hours of 8am to 2pm primarily Monday to Friday.

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please complete an application form (and optional equal opportunities form) and email to jobs@hertsindependentliving.org

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