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Band 7 Lead Dietitian - Eating Disorders

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to expansion of the specialist eating disorders service in Birmingham we have an exciting opportunity for a Dietitian with previous experience, or relevant transitional skills and knowledge to join a new team to shape and develop the community eating disorders service.

The role will work closely with colleagues in primary and secondary care settings to advise and consult on complex cases and clinical management.

The post holder will ideally have in depth clinical experience of eating disorders and will use this to help develop a service that meets the needs of the service users.

We will also consider Dietitians with suitable relevant experience who is able to apply the principle of complex case management and clinical risk.

Main duties of the job

    • To provide eating disorder assessment and interventions for adults in the community setting
    • To provide dietetic input to the inpatient unit to meet skill mix and service needs.
    • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team for eating disorders. This will involve working with individual or groups of service users and their families in the community pathway.
    • To provide a Consultation and Liaison service to local secondary and primary care teams
    • To provide education and training to a range of professionals including pre-registration student training
    • To be an active senior member of the Dietetic team and AHP Division

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Masters in relevant clinical or leadership subject
Experience Essential
  • Significant clinical experience including at a specialist level
  • Mental health or eating disorders clinical experience
  • Experience of community eating disorders
  • Experience of developing a new service
Experience Desirable
  • Specialist group or network involvement
  • Contribution to regional or national evidence/ guidance

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