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Band 6 Dietitian - Callington Road Hospital, Bristol

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join the Nutrition and Dietetic Team based at Callington Road Hospital.

We are excited to be recruiting to a Band 6 Mental Health Dietitian in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). You will have the opportunity to work with Adults of Working Age (AOWA) with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, binge eating disorders, eating disorders not otherwise specified, Older Adults with Dementia.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative Dietitian with excellent communication skills and an interest in mental health.

Working with across the inpatient setting you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills in a variety of areas including, nutrition support, diabetes, weight management and behavioural change.

You will work alongside our highly experienced multidisciplinary team, whilst also receiving support from the Nutrition and Dietetics team based at the hospital and our trust wide highly specialist Dietitians. You will also provide cover at our site at Southmead, Bath and Weston Super Mare hospitals.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 12 months experience as a Dietitian in an acute setting.

Main duties of the job

To assist in providing, maintaining and developing a clinical dietetic service within AWP.

To plan, justify and be responsible for the delivery of specialised dietary advice to service users and their families / carers.

To plan, manage and prioritise own clinical workload and to ensure maximum efficiency in all areas.

To plan, coordinate and deliver nutrition / dietetic training for professional and support staff.

To participate in dietetic student training.

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

To assist in providing, maintaining and developing a clinical dietetic service within theBNSSG locality of AWP To plan, justify and be responsible for the delivery of specialised dietary advice to service users and their families / carers To plan, manage and prioritise own clinical workload and to ensure maximum efficiency in all areas To plan, coordinate and deliver nutrition / dietetic training for professional and support staff To participate in dietetic student training To ensure safe practice at all times through the recognition and appreciation of clinical governance To maintain accurate and appropriate clinical records and statistical information as required, in accordance with professional standards To maintain clear links with your professions structures and your professions lead within the trust. Support the professions development and modernisation and the adherence to your professions standards and codes of practice Willing to undertake training relevant to the post To work as a member of a clinical multi-disciplinary team, this will include close working with Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Community teams

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see document attached to this advert.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Degree or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • Significant demonstrable post registration experience as a Band 5 Dietitian
  • An understanding of MDT working
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Able to show initiative within scope of practice and evidence-based practice


Desirable

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Understanding of Mental Health in dietetics
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Ability to teach and train others in specialist area
  • Experience in Mental Health


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Callington Road Hospital

Brislington

Bristol

BS4 5BJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

342-BR157-0724

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