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Advanced Specialist Dietitian

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

The post holder will work within the multi-disciplinary team setting to deliver a specialised dietetic service to The Cove. The MDT includes clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses and healthcare assistants, occupational therapists, social worker, education staff, family therapists, admin, facilities and catering staff.

This is an outstanding opportunity for career development, in an emerging area of highly specialised clinical practice. Regular line management and clinical supervision will be offered, and we will actively look at developing the successful applicant in this exciting role.

Main duties of the job

The Cove is a 14 bedded specialist inpatient unit for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who are experiencing a variety of mental health problems. These problems are usually complex and the young people who access The Cove are usually very distressed.

The post holder will provide a high quality, evidence based up to date nutrition and dietetic service to the inpatient unit with the focus on providing dietetic support to the young people with eating difficulties; however there is also an opportunity to develop the dietetic service provision to support other young people with weight management, nutritional support and re-feeding syndrome.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent leading to Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration as a Dietitian
  • Master's Degree in relevant subject or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct



  • High level knowledge in area of clinical speciality including current evidence-based practice for dietetic management
  • Highly competent to assess patients' requirements to develop nutritional care plans.
  • Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery.
  • Knowledge of wider dietetic service provision in addition to own area of clinical expertise.



  • Evidence of on-going Continual Professional Development in dietetics.
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary team working.
  • Experience of supervision of students and assistants.
  • Evidence of contribution to clinical education and in-service training of less experienced staff/students and assistants.

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills especially with children.
  • Good Leadership/ organisational/planning / prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and seek guidance as required.
  • Able to handle sensitive situations and manage conflict.

Work Related Circumstances


  • Ability to carry out work which may involve physical effort e.g. Lifting, working in confined spaces

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