SEDS Specialist Dietician

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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SEDS is going through an exciting programme of expansion. An opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 dietician (depending on experience) to join the SEDS Service. We are a passionate multidisciplinary team delivering NICE recommended treatments and aiming to provide the best possible care to adults living with eating disorders.

Previous experience of working in an eating disorder service is desirable but not necessary, as we offer considerable in-house and external training opportunities. The post will be supervised by a senior member of the team and professional supervision will be available.

Covering the whole of Sussex, SEDS provides specialist eating disorder services across a large geographical area. This post is predominately based in East Sussex. With the introduction of remote working, there is scope, where possible, to tailor your working pattern/location to the needs of both the service and you.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities of the role:
  • To provide nutrition and dietetic assessment and intervention to adults receiving support from the SEDS team.
  • To be responsible for a small complex clinical caseload.
  • Establish strong relationships with the local general hospitals
  • Network and develop working relationships with relevant staff to champion best practice in Eating Disorders as per MARSIPAN/ NICE guidelines.
  • Liaise closely with professional colleagues to develop relationships and support patient liaison and care pathways.
  • In collaboration with colleagues within the service identify and develop training resources related to dietetic care. Where required, plan and deliver training, and offer specialist consultation to the wider services.
  • Undertake development of dietetic resources to enhance the psychoeducational and clinical requirements of the service.

About us

We are committed to supporting staff well-being. We have close links with the local universities and support the training schemes, providing high quality student placements.

The trust is committed to strong integrated, collaborative leadership between managers and clinicians.

Your benefits:
  • Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Access to a host of discount schemes
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)

About the Trust:

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people, and adults across Sussex. SPFT is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by CQC. In our staff survey:
  • 82% agree that care for patients is our top priority
  • 70% highlight flexible working opportunities as key to satisfaction at work
  • 79% report feeling able to make improvement to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identify opportunities to show initiative in their roles

About Sussex:

Sussex is easily accessible from London, Gatwick, Surrey, and Hampshire and is a beautiful county with good transport links, vibrant communities and tourist attractions, including the Coast and the South Downs.

Job description Job responsibilities


Successful applications will be required to have:

  • A Degree or equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics approved by the BDA/Health Professions Council
  • Health Professions Council Registered Dietitian
  • Knowledge of relevant national policies and guidance including MARSIPAN and NICE and relevant assessment tools.
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties (desirable)
  • Ability to travel across sites (use of car desirable).

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated team member. We would welcome informal visits or a phone conversation about the service/post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A Degree or equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics approved by the BDA/Health Professions Council
  • Health Professions Council Registered Dietitian
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Experience of working 1:1 with clients
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience in a clinical area related to the post
  • Experience of multi-agency work
  • Experience in applying a range of assessment tools

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