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Eating Disorders Dietitian

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Hertfordshire Community Eating Disorders Service is looking for a Dietitian to join the county-wide team. The postholder will work closely with the other dietitian in the team.. They may be asked to travel across the county although some of the work can be done virtually. The post holder will also be required to report to the team base in Welwyn Garden City. . You will be a part of a successful service which prides itself in working with people with eating disorders in the community, whenever possible avoiding inpatient admission.

The post is part time and permanentCar driver highly desirable and access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a qualified and experienced dietitian with an interest in working with people with an eating disorder, and an ability to manage high levels of risk in the community through liaison with colleagues. .

The team is multi-disciplinary and values this variety and wealth of experience and approach and the whole team works closely together to hold risk and promote recovery.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organization with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications form all sections of the community including users of mental health services. NB: CORRESPONDENCE FOR ALL VACANCIES WILL BE VIA EMAIL USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU HAVE USED FOR REGISTERING ON NHS JOBS, PLEASE ALSO CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL AS SOME SERVERS AUTOMATICALLY SEND EMAILS THERE AND NOT TO YOUR INBOX. APPLICANTS SHORT-LISTED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED BY THIS METHOD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE ADVERTISED CLOSING DATE.


About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:To work as a member of a countywide Eating Disorders Service across Hertfordshire.To provide dietetic assessments and interventions for people with eating disorders as defined in the service operational policy.To assess, implement and evaluate dietetic interventions in conjunction with fellow team membersTo advise on and supervise prescribed diets assessing, recording and reporting desired and non-desired effects.To provide clinical support to the Eating Disorder Service with respect to dietary care

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Post Graduate Diploma in nutrition and dietetics
  • Health Professions Council registration
  • Evidence of further professional development
  • Postgraduate qualification masters level or equivalent experience in a related field e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
  • IT skills including use of Excel, Access data * base and PowerPoint
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Use of reflection in own practice
  • Communication skills - written and verbal
  • To have a knowledge and understanding of health budgets and pressures
  • Knowledge of appropriate dietetic treatment of * patients
  • Ability to work with other health professionals
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge of the National Service Framework and understanding and knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to manage own time effectively
  • The ability to work under pressure and to * prioritise a workload
  • Able to motivate and support other team * members
  • Ability to evaluate practice and identify service needs
  • To have an understanding of clinical issues in * relation to eating disorders
  • Knowledge and awareness of specific practices * relating to eating disorders
Experience Essential
  • Experience with in-patients/out-patients
  • Minimum of 2 years dietetic experience
  • Demonstrable Clinical Skills
  • Assessment Skills, Record keeping and * Documentation

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