Specialist Dietitian for Secure Inpatient Services

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Specialist Dietitian for Secure Inpatient Services

  • Post Date:1st March 2021
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Specialist Dietitian for Secure Inpatient Services

Roseberry Park Hospital, Middlesbrough

37.5 Hours per week 

Are you interested in a dietetic career in the field of forensic mental health and learning disabilities?  We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Registered Dietitian to join our team of dietitians working within a specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Foundation Trust.  This exciting post provides an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the Forensic Service at Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough.  Clinical areas include working with patients with mental health problems and learning disabilities in a forensic setting.  This will involve a strong emphasis on weight management and the associated long term health problems.  In addition there will be some work in oral nutritional support. The post holder will have the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, menu planning, staff and student training.

The 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.  We are a dynamic team of 29 dietitians, 3 Associate Practitioners, 4 Dietetic Assistants and a Trainee Nutritionist working in a number of clinical areas throughout Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.  We have several experienced Clinical Lead Dietitians in the clinical areas of adult eating disorders, adult mental health, children and young people, forensics and older people.  We are have developed a high profile as a good quality dietetic service at both local and national levels and are the largest mental health and LD dietetic team in the UK.  We have strong links with the Mental Health Specialist Group of the BDA and are committed to providing first class professional development.

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian with significant experience in dietetics including some awareness of the skills required to work with service users with mental illness and/or learning disabilities with complex needs.  They should have excellent communication and IT skills.  A working knowledge of behaviour change and motivational interviewing would be desirable.  Regular clinical supervision with the Professional Head of Dietetics will be provided and there will be a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development and post-graduate training.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Paula Swift AHP Lead for Secure Inpatient Services paulaswift@nhs.net  or Dale Crookes Forensic Clinical Lead Dietitian dale.crookes@nhs.net

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