Band 5/6 Dietitian - Progression Post

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team, providing dietetic care to service users within Mental Health facilities. This is a progression post, wherein the post holder will be supported to meet a range of competencies to progress from Band 5 to Band 6 level. We welcome applications from new graduates.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic dietitian to work within our Adult Mental Health Inpatient units, including secure care, rehab, acute and PICU. We are looking for ability to adapt and transferable dietetic skills to meet our service priority of ensuring the nutrition and hydration needs of our inpatients are adequately met, and to work in partnership with a range of services to promote improved physical health for people with mental health conditions at different stages of their recovery.

Our small team is supportive, innovative and provides strong links with the wider MDT and local services. We are committed to professional and personal development, and are committed to displaying the Trust values in the work that we do.

Main duties of the job

The post covers inpatient secure services and inpatient adult mental health services, thereby giving the post-holder the opportunity to work with a range of client groups.

The post-holder will work with a variety of services users at different stages of their recovery, and provide dietetic advice on a plethora of clinical conditions including nutrition support, bowel disorders, disordered eating, with a strong focus on obesity/weight management, diabetes and cardiovascular risk.

Alongside the clinical aspect, the post-holder will have the opportunity to participate in service development, clinical audit, CPD opportunities and will play an active role in providing student training.

The post holder will be supported by senior members of the team, encouraged with professional development and will have access to regular management and clinical supervision to support development needs.

The department base is The Barberry Centre (Edgbaston, Birmingham) with the requirement to travel to Trust sites across the city. An element of remote working is also negotiable. This post is Mon-Fri, no weekend work or bank holiday cover required.

For an informal conversation or to arrange a visit, please contact Lizzie Whitehead (Team Lead): 07985883920

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Dietetics

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