Specialist MentalHealth Dietitian-Recruitment Bonus

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 6
Part Time
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Band 6 or 7 dietitian for Mental Health dependant on experience and current banding Fixed term

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Dietitian keen to progress their career in Mental Health Dietetics. As a fixed term for 6 months, the Dietitian needs to be empathetic, understanding of complex Mental ill-health and adaptable in approach and style of working. This opportunity can be provided in a blended style of in person, virtual or telephone both in the wars and clinic setting. A Dietetic Link worker scheme is being rolled out which the post holder could be very influential in.

You would join our dietetic team consisting of 25 dietitians and 11 dietetic assistants with good admin support. As well as Mental Health, within the department we have specialities in Diabetes, Nutrition Support and Gastro. We are also a training NHS Trust for the University of Hertfordshire Dietetic students and there would be an expectation for you to participate in this. We have close links with our local teaching hospitals (Cambridgeshire University Hospitals, Papworth Hospital) and District General Hospitals Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital)

You will need to be HCPC registered

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver a specialist Mental Health role in the Nutrition and Dietetic Service in Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).
  • To work as a dietetic practitioner within uni-professional and multi-professional team environments with regular supervision
  • To assess and treat a case load of patients in line with the Model and Process for Dietetic Consultations and maintain associated records.
  • Deliver a high standard of dietetic care in both primary care and tertiary care
  • To deliver education and training sessions related to Mental Health Dietetics
  • To supervise or monitor the work of students or other dietetic staff
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work and workload

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To provide a Dietetic service to specialist inpatient mental health services, working with a wide variety of complex clients, taking into account factors such as clients presenting condition, past medical history, social factors and medication. Provision will be principally at Fulbourn Hospital, although input to Cavell Centre, Peterborough will be expected once a week.

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Appropriate diploma/degree
    • Registered HCPC
    • Strong evidence of CPD (portfolio)
    • Recognised postgraduate relevant qualifications in mental health or equivalent experience
    • Clinical supervision course
    • Student training qualifications
    Experience Essential
    • Post graduate experience working with a range of patients of varying complexity living with wider mental health difficulties.
    • Post graduate experience working in a range of settings including clinics
    • Multidisciplinary working
    • Ability to interpret necessary blood results
    • Proven track record of working with Adults who have difficulties with their Mental Health
    • Audit
    • Experience of working within a multiprofessional service
    • Experience of delivery patient groups education sessions
    • Mentoring and clinical supervision of students.
    Knowledge & Skills Essential
    • Excellent written and verbal Communication skills.
    • Time Management and prioritisation Skills.
    • Experience using health database systems
    • Report writing skills using IT packages. E.g word, Powerpoint, outlook .
    • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
    • Critical Appraisal skills
    • Previous use of Systm1 or equivalent IT system.
    • Ability to advise on the manipulation of relevant medications, within safe boundaries, i.e. tube feeds and supplements
    Personal Qualities Essential
    • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect.
    • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working.
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude.
    • Can demonstrate flexibility of approach
    • A self starter - able to solve problems, manage change and take a strategic view Mental Effort
    • Encourages others to express themselves openly
    • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
    • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development
    • Positive approach to people struggling with their mental health.
    Other Essential
    • Ability to travel across the County daily and sometimes at short notice.
    • Ability to work from home.
    • Tailored application to post.
    • Flexibility to work outside core hours on occasion

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