Nutritional Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Emergency Surgery and Elective Care Business unit on Ward 15 at North Tyneside General Hospital. Ward 15 is a 12 bed elective Orthopaedic ward but also takes some Trauma cases.

Duties involved are general nutrition duties for the ward as designated by the Ward Manager, Sister, Charge Nurse, or Nurse in charge. The main element of the role is to assist and supervise with feeding patients and preparing drinks and snacks. You may need to cohort patients to ensure this takes place in a relaxed environment conducive for dining. You will be expected to ensure documentation such as food diaries and fluid balance charts are completed accurately. You will be responsible for ensuring MUST charts are completed, patients are weighed on specified days and other specified tasks to meet individual patient needs.

The post holder will be required to monitor quality standards and report deficiencies and take appropriate action, able to communicate effectively with respect to patient confidentiality.

If you feel you have the ability to work independently and as part of a pro-active team within a ward environment, have a pleasant manner to deal with patients and visitors and be able to work flexibly, this could be the role for you. Experience of working within a Hospital / Caring environment is desirable.

Essential:

  • Caring experience

All staff who are coming to work for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust or current staff who are new to the role of a Nutrition Assistant, will be expected to undertake the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Care Certificate Programme. This is a development programme mapped against the standards of the Care Certificate and to facilitate your development as a Nutrition Assistant. Full Participation in the programme is mandatory, you will not be able to commence in clinical practice until you have completed the initial three days of the programme.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE VACANCIES PRIOR TO THE ADVERTISED CLOSING DATE WHEN WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF SUFFICIENT APPLICATIONS.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andrew Malby, Ward Manager
Tel: 0191 2932559

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