Dietetic Advanced Clinical Practitioner (open to Trainee ACPs)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in being involved in something new and innovative? Helping develop and shape a service offer to individuals who experience mental health difficulties and disordered eating? We are looking for individuals with expert dietetic knowledge, experience and competencies to support us in growing this offer to meet the needs of those who use our services alongside our experienced mental health and eating disorders teams. We have a great dietetic network across MPFT with lots of support and opportunities for development. This role is a new opportunity therefore will need someone who is enthusiastic about learning and developing.

Main duties of the job

  • The direct provision of high quality evidence based person-centred physical and mental health care to people who have been identified as having disordered eating attributed to their mental health condition or conditions
  • Providing leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care to the wider multi-disciplinary across mental health IMHT's, Inpatient mental health and adult community dietetics
  • Facilitating learning through the development and delivery of specialist clinically focussed education and training programmes.
  • You will be expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the organisations values and as required in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.
  • You will provide highly specialised complex clinical assessments and interventions, supported by the Operational and Clinical Lead. They will work collaboratively with other members of a wide network of multi-disciplinary teams this will include working across services.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that the Physical Health Pathway for people with disordered eating is clearly defined and implemented.

  • About us

    By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
    • Supporting your career development and progression.
    • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
    • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
    • Options for flexible working
    • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
    • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
    • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
    • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
    • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
    • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
    • Free car parking at all trust sites
    • Free flu vaccination every year
    • Attractive relocation package
    • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

    And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

    Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

    Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

    We are an award-winning Trust and have recently been ranked by HSJ awards as top in the Midlands for Mental Health, Learning and Development and Community Trusts as Best Place to work recommended by employees. When you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

    As part of the transformation of mental health services the focus of this role will be to develop a dietetic intervention to support people who experience disordered eating as a direct consequence of their mental health condition. Disordered eating impacts on peoples physical health and mental health to the extent that it exposes them to harm that can be dangerous to their physical health. The role is to work alongside existing services that provide community mental health assessment and treatment, inpatient mental health services, community adult dietetics, and specialist eating disorders.

    The role will be to provide high quality evidence based person-centred physical and mental health care to individuals who experience disordered eating as a direct consequence of their mental health condition or conditions. The role will provide leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care to the wider multi-disciplinary teams and professional working across services in order to integrate the best care. The role will facilitate learning through the development of raising awareness and educating professionals, people and carers around the associated risks as a direct consequence of disordered eating.

    We are willing to negotiate where this role will be based.

    Person Specification



    • Educated to masters level in Dietetics or equivalent training & experience
    • Master's level training in the last 5 years.
    • Advanced Clinical Practice Level training or a willingness to undertake
    • Registration in Dietetics with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    • Member of BDA and relevant special groups


    • Recognised psychological interventions Training e.g in CBTE, MANTRA,



    • Evidence of working effectively at a senior level in the NHS with a multi-disciplinary health and social care setting
    • Experience of working with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies
    • Extensive experience of working with relevant clinical & dietetic interventions such as complex nutrition support, enteral feeding, re feeding risk and behaviour change,
    • Experience of working with people who have been diagnosed with either a mental health difficulty and/or eating disorder

    Skills , Knowledge,


    • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment
    • Highly developed & specialist dietetic clinical skills required for area of work

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    St Georges Hospital

    Corporation street


    ST16 3SR

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