Adult Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian

Adult Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian

  • Post Date:7th June 2021
  • Apply Before: 7th July 2021
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Job Description


Job Title


Adult Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian


Band 6


Job Description Reference

My job makes better lives by providing an accessible, non-stigmatising, service that contributes to the care of adults with moderate to severe eating disorders.

Job Overview: to provide dietetic consultation, education and liaison to adults with moderate to severe eating disorders, members of the multidisciplinary team and associated services. The post holder will be a member of the multi-disciplinary adult eating disorders team, participating in the provision of on-going assessments, care planning and treatment of adults with eating disorders.

NHS Competencies   B6 Personal Competencies   B6
Communication 2 Interpersonal Sensitivity 2
Personal and People Development 2 Courage 2
Health, Safety and Security 1 Teamworking 2
Service Improvement 1
Quality 2
Equality and Diversity 2 Values
IT Skills 2 Treat People Well
Statutory Requirements Create Respectful Places
Professional Registration in Dietetics (HCPC) Involve not Ignore
Open, Inclusive and Accountable

Qualifications required

Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics

UK registration with the Health Care Professions Council

Experience required

Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience

Some experience of eating disorder or mental health dietetics advantageous

Suitable for someone who is keen to develop skills and knowledge and is passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based care for people with eating disorders.

Key Responsibilities 

  • To discharge professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act (1983) and revised subsequent act Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the HCPC Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Be part of the multidisciplinary eating disorders team, participating in the provision of assessments, care planning and treatment of adults with eating disorders and attending regular meetings to discuss care.
  • Report to and advise the referrer on assessment and treatment outcomes.
  • To provide dietetic consultation and education to adults with moderate to severe eating disorders and their carers/loved ones.
  • To provide dietetic advice and education to members of the multidisciplinary team and other services as required.
  • Act as a Care Coordinator for an agreed case load to ensure each person has a defined care plan to meet their needs and care is delivered in line with Trust policies.
  • To liaise with acute hospitals, SEDUs and other services such as CMHRS to ensure effective and safe patient care.
  • To refer patients to other health professionals and agencies when necessary using the appropriate channels of referral.
  • Attend and contribute to the regular Trust-wide Dietetic Team meetings.
  • Work independently and co-work with other members of the team.
  • Participate in facilitating psycho-educational groups to adults with eating disorders.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining accurate and timely records of all work undertaken in accordance with Trust policies and legal requirements.
  • Offer support, supervision and mentoring for dietetic students on placement.
  • Through the appraisal and supervision systems, identify own training needs and undertake continuous professional development.
  • To work in collaboration with other eating disorder service dietitians to ensure consistent practice across the service.
  • To give and receive clinical supervision with another member of the dietetic and/or eating disorders team and accept support and guidance as appropriate.
  • To plan own workload within the parameters of responsibility and to seek advice when required.
  • To communicate complex and sensitive information using methods appropriate to age, ability and culture.
  • Ensure high standards of care are provided, and that regard to dignity, individuality, self-esteem and wellbeing of individuals and their carers are given.
  • Together with the clinical supervisor, monitor the overall standard of services given to patients in case load and take appropriate action to manage case load and demand for services offered effectively and efficiently.
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