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Lead Dietitian

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Base to be discussed in interview
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist, Eating disorders nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Lead Dietician to work across our Mental Health services in Lincolnshire.

We're looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with good leadership skills to provide specialist Dietetic support across a range of services within LPFT.

The post holder will be professionally accountable for their own complex caseload and also responsible for overseeing an effective, high quality specialist Dietetic service across the Trust.

This is an outstanding opportunity for career development, in an area of highly specialised clinical practice.

Regular line management and clinical supervision will be offered.

Main duties of the job

Management and leadership of junior Dietetic staff

Clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients - to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time

Undertake comprehensive specialist assessment, treatment and discharge of patients including those with diverse and complex presentations and multiple pathologies. Use of specialist clinical reasoning, evidence based practice, investigative and analytical skills

Engage service users in treatment planning decisions, in line with their individual goals.

Write clear plans of care for both the patients, carers and multi-disciplinary teams to follow.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required, using standardised outcome measures where appropriate. Encourage and support staff in the use of appropriate outcome measures.

Provide specialist advice, teaching, training and instruction to patients, relatives, carers and professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of treatment, and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

Promote integrated working and contribute to the delivery of holistic care by actively participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings

Provide specialist written reports

Develop and implement dietetic related protocols, procedures and policies in conjunction with the Head of Physical Healthcare

To monitor and respond to waiting lists and manage workload

To support LPFT in the management of NG/enteral feeding

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a Specialist Dietetic service to patients under Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust and support strategic input in matters relating to nutrition.

To deliver an age inclusive service for adults of working age and children including people who have a range of conditions including mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorders and will deliver interventions in accordance with Trust Pathways.

To provide therapeutic care and health promotional /educational activities across the county within Mental Health Services.

To act as a source of specialist clinical advice and guidance for clients families, carers and the multi-disciplinary team.

To provide advanced dietetic leadership and supervision to colleagues and the multidisciplinary team.

To provide a Specialist Dietetic perspective in complex multidisciplinary assessments and treatment programmes.

To hold and manage a complex Dietetic caseload.

To inform the diagnosis of patients as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.

To be responsible for devising the nutritional treatment plans of patients on caseload.

To be involved in legal decisions relating to mental capacity linked to artificial feeding or the implementation of dietary recommendations. To inform decision making and planning around Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. To be involved in decision making around child protection and adult safeguarding.

Management and development of the Dietetics Team

Recruitment and selection of team members

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • Specialist dietetic training at diploma level or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Willingness to undertake specific training as required to meet the needs for working with specific learning disability conditions.
  • Masters Level in specialist field or equivalent level of experience
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients in mental health, including but not limited to eating disorders
  • Significant experience in applying therapeutic process to include assessment, interpretation, individual care planning, motivation, monitoring and evaluation of highly specialised treatment
  • Experience of working in an MDT and ability to discuss management plans and their implications with the MDT
  • Experience in clinical and managerial supervision and support of staff
  • Experience of working with service users with specific learning disabilities.
  • Experience of leading clinical governance and research activities including clinical audit
Skills Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team recognising own and other limitations
  • Manage own caseload, prioritise and delegate effectively
  • Ability to problem solve and to demonstrate clinical reasoning based on experience and knowledge
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision
  • Willing to gain the knowledge and skills to identify the barriers and adjustments that need to be made to enable people with learning disabilities to access services.
Special Requirements Essential
  • Be able to travel independently without the use of public transport

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