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Lead Dietitian for Adult Eating Disorders Team

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Stockton On Tees
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity an enthusiastic Registered Dietitian to join our already established Adult Eating Disorders Services in the Teesside, Durham and Darlington region. We are looking for a motivated experienced Dietitian wanting to expand and further develop their leadership and management skills within a dynamic and forward thinking eating disorder service.

The Eating Disorders team has a well established Multidisciplinary team. Our team consists of 5 Nutritionists and Dietitians working over community team, day service and inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

The clinical aspect of this role covers the Teesside, Durham and Darlington locality. We provide full assessment of nutritional needs; provide input to formulation meetings and management of physical health. Involvement would also include supporting supervision and development of policies and procedures, highlighting the specialist dietetic knowledge that may be included.

In addition to the wide range of clinical duties the post holder will provide clinical leadership in the specialist field of Eating Disorders and provide clinical supervision. There will be the opportunity to participate in service development, audit, research activities, pathway development and ongoing training needs of the clinical teams.

We have regular speciality team meetings to develop skills and provide peer support. We can provide training and support to engage with the complex needs of the patient group. We work closely with other health professionals colleagues and often deliver joint care work.

We have a robust clinical and management supervision structure and support and promote continued professional training and development.

About us

We are part of a wider dietetic team which covers adult mental health, children and young people, services for older people, learning disabilities and forensic services. We are supported by our Professional Head of Dietetic Services and several high skilled Lead Dietitians. Our Dietetic Team is the largest and most established Specialist Mental Health/LD dietetic team in the UK and has strong links with the British Dietetic Association and local Universities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian with substantial clinical experience in dietetics, and a keen interest in development and knowledge of the national drivers for Eating Disorders.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details

Angela Norris

Professional Head of Dietetics

07826 868993

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registration with HCPC
  • B.Sc. (hons.) in Dietetics or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • Training in behaviour change skills/motivational interviewing
  • Training in leadership and management or willing to undertake in agreed timescale
  • Member of the BDA Mental Health Group of the BDA
  • Training in MANTRA, SSCM, Guided Self Help or CBT-ED
  • Experience in leading on development of pathways and policies
Experience Essential
  • Substantial clinical experience in mental health
  • Experience of leading quality improvement activities
  • Substantial experience in clinical supervision
  • Substantial clinical experience in eating disorders
  • Substantial experience in clinical supervision in eating disorders
knowledge Essential
  • Specialist clinical knowledge in own service area
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and their application in practice.
  • Contribution to local and national guidance on nutrition in mental health
  • Training in nutrition and eating disorders

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