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Specialist Dietitian CAMHS

Solent NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Please note for part time hours the salary will be pro rata.
Closing date
28 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Eating Disorder teams based within the Southampton Specialist Community CAMHS Team. The team provides specialist assessment and mental health treatment to young people with eating disorders i.e., anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders until the age of 18. The team consider the mental health and the neuro developmental differences each young person may have and the context of what might have led them to difficulties with eating. The team have positive working relationships with the Paediatric department within the University Hospital Southampton which helps to ensure the physical needs of young people are met when they are physically compromised, in relation to the presenting eating disorder. There are also strong links with the academic providers to ensure that young people can safely engage with education where appropriate.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for working in this specialist field, with evidence of relevant clinical skills and previous experience of eating disorders. You should also have experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team. Both teams are busy and hardworking, known for their friendliness, support and development opportunities. There are regular internal CPD sessions and the opportunity to engage in service evaluation and improvement.

Main duties of the job

Excellent communication skills and the ability to use different approaches flexibly to meet the needs of our patients and promote engagement are key for this post. The caseload will be challenging but fully supported by the leadership team and management approaches will be shared and discussed within the MDT. The team have a family centred philosophy and dietetic approaches will be part of that. We are looking for someone who has experience of working with children, young people and their families with eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. We would also like to develop the service assessment and knowledge of ARFID and to find appropriate dietetic interventions and strategies for these young people. We strive to support and develop our staff and are committed to working together to improve the future of our service, not only for patients and carers, but also for our staff.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Current Registration with HCPC
  • Degree or equivalent in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Masters level or evidence of equivalent post-graduate training in defined speciality



  • Evidence of extensive dietetic knowledge and highly specialist expertise in relevant specialist area.
  • Recent experience of working as a clinical specialist in paediatrics
  • Evidence of ability to act as the dietetic expert within a multi-professional team setting
  • Evidence of policy / protocol development and implementation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in a relevant clinical speciality
  • Experience of teaching, presentations and public speaking.
  • Evidence of experience in project planning and audit delivery
  • Experience mentoring or supervising students, dietetic assistants or junior staff

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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