CAMHS Specialist Dietician

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a great opportunity for an experienced and skilled specialist dietician to offer and develop dietetic provision within Nottinghamshire Community CAMHS teams. The post holder will work clinically across the Community CAMHS teams that cover Nottinghamshire (Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood, Bassetlaw, Nottingham South and City).

Within Specialist Community CAMHS teams, this new and exciting role will involve scoping and establishing dietetic provision to young people accessing CAMHS with a variety of unmet nutritional needs. You will be joining a wider network of dieticians working across CAMHS in-patients, Mental Health, Learning Disability & Forensic settings within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a fully autonomous practitioner whilst working in collaboration and having the support of the MDT. You will work across CAMHS teams to ensure continuity and consistency of dietetic care for Children & Young people with a range of difficulties and disorders relating to eating. This will involve providing nutritional and dietetic information, clinical advice and therapeutic support to CYP & their families/carers accessing CAMHS. A key component of the role will also be offering consultation, training, liaison and advice to colleagues and the wider network.

You will be supported by the Trust's dietetic professional lead and other specialist eating disorder dietetic peers within the service.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

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Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Providing nutritional and dietetic assessment, information, clinical advice and therapeutic support and treatment to children and families accessing Community CAMHS teams who have difficulties relating to their eating.

To scope dietetic need and provision within CAMHS, taking a leading role in establishing referral pathways and contributing to business plans aimed at addressing unmet nutritional needs within CAMHS

To act as a resource to professionals involved in the care of CYP accessing CAMHS who have difficulties with eating, to ensure nutritional needs are identified and met

To offer training, supervision and consultation to the MDT regarding dietetics and nutrition

To facilitate effective transitions and appropriate care for CYP accessing CAMHS with difficulties relating to eating and nutrition.

To promote an innovative and progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research, audit, evidence-based practice and contribution to ongoing service development.

Person Specification
  • Degree in Dietetics or equivalent Post Graduate Diploma
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience of the nutritional needs of young people/adults with a significant eating disorder.
  • Health Care Professionals Council registration
  • Registration with BDA

  • Specialist qualification in psychological therapies (e.g. systemic family work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT-E, DBT, etc)
  • Relevant post graduate experience in CAMHS or Eating Disorders

  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses and advanced training in clinical specialist areas

  • Specialist training / qualifications in mental health &/or eating disorders
  • Training in clinical supervision

  • Use of own vehicle

  • Physical skills required to manage challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies, including Therapeutic Management of Violence and Aggression training
  • Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of service users
  • IT skills, including the use of nutritional analysis package Diet Plan and specialist computer databases oExcellent verbal and written
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated through writing, planning, evaluating and presenting papers, teaching, audits, policies and guidelines
  • Able to manage own time and caseload
  • Able to work effectively across team & organisational boundaries
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to adapt to new challenges and change

  • Teaching skills

  • Highly specialist knowledge of mental health & eating disorders including ARFID
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic approaches and interventions in different mental health disorders
  • Working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines

  • Knowledge of how key strategies, policies & legislation (e.g. NHS Long Term Plan, Future in Mind, Children's Act, Mental Health Act, Delivering With Delivering Well) are located in a wider strategic picture of child health and wellbeing.

  • Has a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and can link legislation to clinical practice
  • Extensive experience in assessment, formulation and provision of evidence-based interventions and nutritional treatment plans for people with eating disorders, disordered eating behaviour and associated co-morbidities, ensuring practice is in line with professional codes of conduct
  • Experience of working with people with a wide range of mental health problems
  • Extensive experience of risk assessment and management
  • Experience providing consultation
  • Able to plan and adapt service delivery in light of research, client feedback, service provision and organisational demands.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise clinical caseload based on clinical risk, assists junior colleagues in management of their caseloads as appropriate. Can use clinical judgement to inform the need for case conferences and can arrange as appropriate.
  • Able to undertake scoping exercises to establish unmet nutritional needs within CAMHS and lead on establishing referral pathways for dietetic provision.
  • Able to prioritise & rationalize Dietetic resources, ensuring equal access across CAMHS teams
  • Able to lead on and contribute to business plans relating to dietetic provisions within CAMHS

  • Experience providing clinical supervision
  • Experience providing training and teaching
  • Experiencing informing and writing business plans
  • Experience participating in audits & research
  • Experience drawing up referral criteria for Dietetic input
  • Experience providing dietetics in a community setting

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