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  • Post Date:1st March 2021
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Dietitian: NHS AfC: Band 5
Main area: Adult Mental Health Services
Grade: NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract: Fixed term: 18 months (18 months secondment)
Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref: 346-TSA-109-20-C
Site: Roseberry Park
Town: Middlesbrough
Salary: £24,907 – £30,615 per annum
Closing: 10/03/2021 23:59
Interview date: 30/03/2021

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Registered Dietitian to join our already established Adult Mental Health (AMH) team in the Teesside area.

We are looking for a motivated Dietitian wanting to both expand and develop their skills, or learn new skills in a mental health setting.

The post covers both inpatients and community settings, thereby providing the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn, develop and have a positive impact along the whole patient journey.
The post holder will work with people with a variety of clinical conditions including nutrition support, refeeding syndrome, disordered eating, and weight management.

Alongside the clinical aspect of the post, the post holder will have the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, staff and student training.

This post is part of a wider dietetic team which covers adult mental health, children and young people, eating disorders, learning disabilities and secure inpatient services – with these areas supported by our Professional Head of Dietetic Services and several highly skilled Lead Dietitians.

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian, with excellent communication and IT skills. A working knowledge of behaviour change and motivational interviewing would be desirable.

Although preferably the candidate would have some experience of working in a mental health setting, we understand that a lot of new graduates / dietitians will not of had this opportunity, and therefore the post holder will receive regular supervision from the Lead Dietitian, and will be encouraged to attend / become part of our peer support groups (including a band 5 Dietitian’s group). The post holder will also have opportunities to receive formal and informal training – all of which help support your Continued Professional Development and post-graduate training.

We are able to offer support with relocation costings if you are moving into the area, and parking in our trust car parks is free.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

For further details / informal visits, contact:
Darren Hitching, Lead Dietitian for Adult Mental Health Services:
Email: or Tel: 01325 552102

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