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Bank Band 6 Dietitian - Trust Wide

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Trust Wide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Dietitian work on the Bank within AWP. There are opportunities to work across all of our mental health inpatient sites with covers BNSSG and BSW.

Hospital sites include: Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Swindon, Devizes and Salisbury

You should have substantial experience working as a Dietitian.

It is desirable that you are enthusiastic and motivated to work with people with severe mental illness. You will need to demonstrate effectiveness in ensuring the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies.

Support will be given by the lead dietitian. We have brilliant supervision structures in place.

This vacancy is for a bank role and hours will be agreed with the team.

Main duties of the job

You will have clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

You will assess the nutritional status and lifestyle of appropriately referred In patients within the Mental Health services and collaborate with the service users to establish realistic and achievable aims and objectives, plans and interventions.

You will formulate individualised management and treatment plans to help promote optimal physical and mental health and nutritional status with regular supervision from Dietetic Manager. This will include providing advice on the appropriate timing of interventions such as food fortification, nutritional supplements.

You will monitor patients and alter treatment plans according to changes in physical or psychological conditions taking into account biochemical and anthropometric measurements, changes in medication and dietary compliance.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities:

Working with patients that are admitted to the inpatient wards across AWP

Liaison with catering

Service development

Liaison with Acute medical trust

Person Specification



  • oDegree or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • oSignificant demonstrable post registration experience as a Band 5 Dietitian
  • oAn understanding of MDT working
  • oAbility to work autonomously
  • oHighly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • oKnowledge of relevant legislation
  • oAble to show initiative within scope of practice and evidence-based practice
  • oAble to contribute effectively in strategic development of service


  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • oUnderstanding of Mental Health in dietetics
  • oFlexible and able to adapt to change
  • oAbility to teach and train others in specialist area
  • oExperience in Mental Health and/or Eating Disorders

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Trust Wide

Trust Wide


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