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NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Health Improvement Dietitian/Public Health Nutritionist

Job description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.​​​​​​​
We have an exciting opportunity for either a registered Dietitian or Public Health Nutritionist within our Dietetic Health Improvement Team. 
This is an ideal opportunity for you to shape prevention and early intervention programmes to address maternal and infant nutrition across Ayrshire, as well as contributing to work streams that support reducing food poverty and insecurity.
The post would be ideal for dietitians or public health nutritionists with experience of community and population health but also for those with wishing to develop skills and gain experience in health improvement. 
You will be responsible for design, delivery and evaluation of collaborative programmes as well as implementing policies to practice to improve the nutrition of key target groups.
You will also be responsible for designing, delivery and evaluation of training, educational programmes and resources to build nutrition knowledge and skills of our partners. The team also has developed activity on social media platforms. 
You will join a busy team of dietitians, assistant practitioners and a support worker. You will be expected to support and supervise assistant practitioners. The team is based at North West Kilmarnock Area Centre but travel across Ayrshire and Arran will be required as part of this post. 
You should possess a degree/postgraduate diploma in Human Nutrition & Dietetics or public health nutrition with post graduate certificate; and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or UK Association for Nutrition. 
You should have experience of facilitating training and group work. Experience of health improvement work is desirable. 
Evidence of CPD is essential as is evidence of competencies and skills required to deliver this post e.g. excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You should be able to work under your own initiative within the team structure.
The Department provides preregistration training to students and offers practice supervision.
Full driving licence is essential.
Hours: 22 per week which comprises of 7.5hrs permanent and 15hrs fixed term until end of March 2024.

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