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Dietitian

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
LS CAMHS Tri Borough
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic, ambitious and motivated dietician. As a qualified dietician, you will provide high quality, evidence-based, patient-centred care to young people and their families referred to the Tri-borough CAMHS Eating Disorder Service

The successful candidate will be responsible for offering intensive, individualised dietetic support to young people and their families, and will provide multidisciplinary assessments and interventions to young people in their homes, on the paediatric wards and other community contexts

They will be required to work patiently and supportively with young people and their families to recover from the challenges presented by eating disorders. There will be opportunities for joint work with multi-disciplinary colleagues both within the team and in broader services.

The successful candidate will work alongside our senior specialist Eating Disorders Dietician and be part of the flourishing Physical Health Allied Health Professions (AHP) Team. They will work independently and hold their caseload. They will receive clinical support from our senior specialist ED Dietician and will be expected to attend regular clinical supervision. There will also be opportunities for appraisal, involvement in quality improvement projects and training.

Main duties of the job

Duties Providing evidence-based Dietetic service for CAMHS Eating Disorders team with particular caseloads in the Intensive Community Treatment Pathway.

Provide high standard screening, assessment, formulation and treatment plan, for new referrals. Setting up appropriate and comprehensive co-produced care plans to support the client and their family through their recovery.

To develop and implement meal plans and provide advice to young people and parents/carers on risks of eating disorders, a variety of dietetic needs and a range of mental health conditions.

Work compassionately with young people and their parents/ carers to achieve recovery from eating disorders.

To Undertake complex dietetic assessments and develop complex dietary intervention plans e.g. formulating enteral feeding regimes for service users at risk of re-feeding syndrome.

To take responsibility for ensuring that the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of service users and their carers are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence-based practice by all members of the team.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

The link below will also provide useful information.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services staff share their stories of working for the NHS. (youtube.com)

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • B.Sc. (hons.) in Dietetics or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • Membership of HCPC Evidence of ongoing CPD Knowledge of Dietetics relevant to post.
  • Specialist Dietetic training in Eating disorders
  • Current registration with HCPC


Desirable

  • Member of the British Dietetic Association and the Specialist Mental Health Group.
  • BDA Clinical Supervisory Skills course.
  • British Dietetic Association accredited course(s) in eating disorders (or willing to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Training in CBT-E techniques used in Eating Disorders


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in Dietetics including experience of working with service users with mental health problem.
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS.
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD and awareness of current developments Commitment to evidence-based


Desirable

  • Experience working in CAMHS/ Eating disorder services
  • Previous experience of working with CBT-E techniques.
  • Significant experience of working in a variety of settings and with a variety of patients
  • Experience of delivering training programmes


Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Understanding of the needs of individuals from diverse social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Good observational skills and ability to describe such observations verbally and in writing
  • Record keeping and report writing
  • Ability to relate therapeutically to the needs of the service user group.


Desirable

  • Research and development methodology
  • Evidence based practice in mental health or learning disabilities and knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (within an agreed timescale)
  • Understanding of some of main theories around development and maintenance in Eating Disorder's (Over evaluation of shape and weight and effects of starvation upon brain etc.)
  • Software packages e.g. Diet plan (within agreed timescale
  • Ability to lead therapy group sessions (within agreed timescales
  • Delegate tasks appropriately Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of the Dietetic Service.
  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development.
  • Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision


Other requirements

Essential

  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

Eating Disorder - CAMHS and Developmental Services

Arm strong Way, Trust Head Quarters (work across 3-boroughs)

LS CAMHS Tri Borough

UB2 4SA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-LS-CAMHS-534

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