Advanced Dietitian

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Advanced Dietitian

  • Post Date:19th November 2020
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Job Description

Employer: East London NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Mental Health

Location: CORP CMH Transformation Prg – TH, LONDON

Salary: £45,780 – £51,393 per annum

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Advanced Dietitian

This is a unique new role offering the successful candidate the opportunity to extensively develop their scope of work and to be part of ELFTs innovative Community Mental Health Transformation Programme – a project aimed at breaking down the barriers between primary and secondary care, whilst also dissolving the boundaries between physical and mental health.

The core population receiving services are people whose relationship with food, eating and body image is problematic for them or those who care about them and their relationship with food can be altered as a response to difficulties ongoing in their lives. The purpose of this post is to provide specialist nutrition interventions, with a focus on disordered eating, to the Primary Care Networks. The work will be multi-level from the individual and family through to teams, systems and the community itself so the candidate needs to be able to demonstrate skills beyond dietetics.

The post holder will work alongside a small team of 6 assistant psychologists, and will be managed by a principal psychologist. They will be expected to work closely with experts-by-experience and local communities to co-produce and co-develop services. Assessments and interventions will be delivered in a range of settings, including community, clinics and in person, by telephone or digital platform.

The post holder will work with service users to develop a shared understanding of the complex issues the person or population are facing, and will work to co-design meaningful and valuable interventions. Service users will include those who have experienced high levels of distress and complex mental health difficulties and at times may present with a high level of risk. Liaison and working in partnership with stakeholders is key and may include GPs, primary and secondary care mental health services, colleges and universities, and the 3rd sector.

The post holder will also be involved in raising the awareness of the complexity of the health and social challenges many people face and the impact this has on mental health & well-being. A key aim of the service is to help people build resilience and feel more connected to their community, and to instill a sense of belonging with the purpose of diverting people away from developing eating related coping strategies.

Providing regular and accurate reports to the immediate team, GPs and other services where necessary, will be an important facet of the role. The education and training of Healthcare Professionals (HCP), patients, clients and carers will also be important. Furthermore, the post holder will be expected to develop a variety of resources for service users, carers, other HPCs, and the wider system, for use in the community and primary care and for the specialist areas covered.

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement and now it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. The ELFT values are: We care, we respect, we are inclusive and the people ELFT employs are at the heart of making our values a reality. If you like the sound of this role dont waste a moment. We sometimes close adverts early if there is a high response, so apply now!

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Brian SREENAN

Job title: Line Manager

Email address: brian.sreenan@nhs.net

Telephone number: 0208 221 6000

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