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Dietitian (Band 5-6 developmental post)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist, Eating disorders nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5-6 progressional Dietitian for Secure Inpatient Services

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and proactive Dietitian to join our Secure Inpatient Forensic Services in Middlesbrough.

This post provides an opportunity to work as part of a broader and supportive team of Dietitians working within a specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

This exciting post provides an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the Forensic Service at Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough. Clinical areas include working with patients with Severe Mental Health Problems, Autism and Learning Disabilities in a forensic setting. This will involve a strong emphasis on weight management and the associated long term health problems. In addition there will be some work in oral nutritional support. The post holder will have the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, menu planning, staff and student training.

About us

The Dietetic Team in the Trust is the largest and most established dietetic team in mental health and learning disabilities in the UK and has excellent links with the Mental Health Specialist Group of the BDA. We are a dynamic team of dietitians, Associate Practitioners, Dietetic Assistants and Nutritionist's working in a number of clinical areas throughout Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire, York and Selby. We have several experienced Clinical Lead Dietitians in the clinical areas of adult eating disorders, adult mental health, children and young people, forensics and older people. We have developed a high profile as a good quality dietetic service at both local and national levels and are the largest mental health and LD dietetic team in the UK. We have strong links with the Mental Health Specialist Group of the BDA and are committed to providing first class professional development.

TEWV provides specialist care across Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire and the Vale of York. Some of the benefits for staff working in the Trust include:
  • Travel:Free parking, car sharing scheme (via Lift Share), Business Car Lease Scheme, Non Business Use Car Lease Scheme.
  • Staff Wellbeing:Access to Trust gyms, rapid access to an independent counselling service, rapid access to physiotherapy, Occupational Health Services and many more.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates should be a HCPC Registered Dietitian with experience in dietetics including some awareness of the skills required to work with service users with mental illness, autism and/or learning disabilities with complex needs. They should have excellent communication and IT skills. A working knowledge of behaviour change and motivational interviewing would be desirable. Regular clinical and management supervision will be provided and there will be a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development and post-graduate training. This post may require 7 day working and travel to different sites across the trust.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Dietetic Degree
  • HCPC Registered
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a wide variety of dietetic practice areas whilst on student placements
Knowledge Essential
  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Actand its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively

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