Specialist Dietitian (Band 6)
- Post Date:25th May 2021
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- Salary £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and proactive Specialist Dietitian to join our Specialist Eating Disorders Team based within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services covering Durham and Darlington. This post provides an opportunity to work as part of a broader and supportive team of Dietitians working within a specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Foundation Trust.
The vision of our Specialist Eating Disorders Team is to provide non-judgmental timely support for young people and their families who may require specialist support to recover from an eating disorder, so they can build confidence enabling them to live their lives. The post holder will provide a high quality, evidence based up to date nutrition and Dietetic service to young people with eating disorders, in line with NG69 and Access and Waiting Time Standards.
The post holder will work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team which includes dietitians, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, specialist eating disorder nursing staff, family and CBT therapists. The service also embraces a culture of service user participation and works closely with the local communities to enhance the clinical offer. There may be some expectation to provide Dietetic support to the broader CAMHS teams and it is vital that the successful candidate is able to maintain key relationships with our partners in Acute Trusts and other important stakeholders.
The post holder will be expected to support young people across the whole of the multi-racial and multi-cultural communities of Durham and Darlington with demonstrable values and commitment to diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in line with Trust Values and Behaviours. The successful Band 6 applicant will lead by positive example in promoting these as well as being passionate about promoting the wellbeing of the young people and families we support, colleagues and themselves.
The broader Dietetic Team in the Trust is the largest and most established Dietetic team in mental health and learning disabilities in the UK and has excellent links with the Mental Health Specialist Group of the BDA. The broader Dietetic Team covers adult mental health, children and young people, services for older people, learning disabilities and forensic services. We are supported by our Professional Head of Dietetic Services and several high skilled Lead Dietitians. Our Dietetic Team is the largest and most established Specialist Mental Health/LD dietetic team in the UK and has strong links with the British Dietetic Association. We have a robust clinical and management supervision structure and support and promote continued professional training and development.
Candidates should have significant experience of working with service users in the field of nutrition, preferably within a mental health setting. Applicants must be a registered Dietitian and should have excellent communication and IT skills. The post will require travelling to various sites. Regular supervision will be provided and there will be a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development. Line management will be within the Eating Disorders Team; robust operational and professional links are well established.
TEWV provides specialist care across Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire and the Vale of York. Some of the benefits for staff working in the Trust include:
- Travel: Free parking, car sharing scheme (via Lift Share), Business Car Lease Scheme, Non Business Use Car Lease Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme.
- Staff Wellbeing: Access to Trust gyms, rapid access to an independent counselling service, rapid access to physiotherapy, Occupational Health Services, free flu vaccinations at/near your place of work, dedicated Employee Support Service, Mindfulness Training, access to the Employee Psychology Service and Staff Retreats.
- Rewarding Employment Practices: Staff Compact, career development, Quality Improvement Systems (QIS), ability to purchase additional annual leave, career breaks, flexible working, Investors in People, childcare vouchers, nursery provision, pre-retirement provision, retirement gift, access to canteens and coffee shops, access to the Chaplaincy Service, staff surveys/experience, staff awards, long service recognition award and gift, Christmas savings club, staff lottery and access to Health Service Discounts.
- Relocation: We are able to offer support with relocation costs up to £8,000 if you are moving into the area
In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.
Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.
This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.
In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.
If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.
Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.
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