Specialist Band 7 Dietitian

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum incl HCA
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Join our dynamic team for this exciting opportunity to develop our Dietetics service in Forensic Mental Health and play a key role in tackling health inequalities. The successful candidate will work across our low and medium secure forensic hospitals in East London. They will build on existing Dietetic structures, with the opportunity to develop a professional network, create high quality training and manage a complex caseload, alongside a strong physical health team across the hospitals. The successful candidate will access excellent clinical supervision from the Dietetics lead for the Trust.

We have strong professional links to Dietetics teams across ELFT; for additional networking, support and CPD opportunities. Our service is highly supportive of training and CPD opportunities, for professional and career development.

Forensics in ELFT have a strong ethos of interdisciplinary and dynamic working - highly driven by Quality Improvement. We are a CQC Outstanding service, within an Outstanding trust! Please get in touch with Kate De La Motta to discuss the post: k.delamotta@nhs.net.

Main duties of the job

To develop and lead a nutrition and dietetic service to the ELFT Forensic Mental Health Inpatient Services. To provide expert specialist advice to the service & wider Trust and support staff in the delivery of food and nutrition policies.
  • To lead the development, implementation and provision of a specialist evidence based nutrition and dietetic service to adult forensic inpatients.
  • To take a lead role provide specialist nutrition assessment and care plans for service users.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of clinical standards, policies and procedures for the service.
  • To participate in the training of dietetic students and health care professionals in specified areas of nutrition and dietetics.
  • To be actively involved in continuing professional development.
  • To lead on specific clinical audit projects and contribute to research to inform clinical governance strategy, service development and evidence based practice.
  • To educate, train and disseminate information to all healthcare professionals providing nutritional advice for patients.
  • 8. To develop and lead nutritional and educational groups for patients across the service

  • About us

    Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile

    Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
    • oBSc in Dietetics
    • oMasters in a relevant subject or evidence of significant postgraduate study
    • oRegistration with HCPC
    • oRegistration with HCPC
    • oRecognised qualifications in specialist areas relevant to the role
    • oClinical Supervisory Skills training.
    • oQuality improvement training
    Experience Essential
    • oSignificant post-qualification experience as a Dietitian
    • oPost qualification experience working with learning disabilities or ASD or mental health
    • oParticipation in service / systems development
    • oSubstantial supervision experience
    • oExperience in clinical governance activities
    • oSubstantial experience in design and delivery of training
    • oSubstantial experience working within MDT teams
    • oExperience working in forensic / locked settings
    • oExperience participating in Quality Improvement projects
    • oParticipation in research / development
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • oGood understanding of national strategy, guidance and key standards in own specialist area and their application in practice
    • oSpecialist clinical knowledge in own area
    • oClinical Governance and its application in practice.
    • oSafeguarding and its application in practice.
    • oDemonstrate effective Clinical leadership
    • oClearly articulate the role of the Dietetics to wide and diverse range of people.
    • oCommunicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
    • oSolve complex clinical problems
    • oRecord complex information accurately and concisely and write reports
    • oWork collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • oManage own caseload, prioritise and delegate effectively
    • oManage own caseload, prioritise and delegate effectively
    • oApply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
    • oProvide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision.
    • oUse multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
    • oCare Programme Approach and its application in practice
    • oResearch and Development Methodology
    • oMental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and their application in practice.
    • oHR policy and procedure
    • oBusiness planning
    Personal Attributes Essential
    • oAble to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
    • oCompassionate in meeting needs of vulnerable people, their families and carers.
    • oAble to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances.
    • oAble to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team.
    • oAble to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band.
    • oCommitted to continual quality and service improvement.
    • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
    • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of the Dietetics Service.
    • oSelf-aware and committed to professional and personal development.
    • oAble to reflect and critically appraise own performance and accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision.

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