Specialist Dietitian or Dietitian

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Specialist Dietitian or Dietitian

  • Post Date:29th April 2021
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Job Description
Job reference: 346-SGE-011-20-D
Employer: Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Mental Health Services for Older People
Location: Teesside to be confirmed, Middlesbrough
Salary: £24,907 – £37,890 per annum Band 5/6 dependent on experience.

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 opening for an enthusiastic and proactive Registered and or Specialist Dietitian to join our Nutrition and Dysphagia team, a joint working dietetic and speech and language therapy team, within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) working within a specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinical areas include working with patients with mental health problems such as functional diagnosis eg depression to organic conditions such as dementia in varying places such as inpatient and community settings. This will involve a strong emphasis on the management and support of people with malnutrition and related challenges as well of a wider range of nutritional needs.

We will support the post holder with development of skills and knowledge within the field of mental health.If you are applying for the band 5 post we will support your progression and training from a band 5 to a band 6 within the same role.

The post holder will also 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, preferably with some experience of working in a mental health setting, with excellent communication and IT skills. A working knowledge of behaviour change and motivational interviewing would be desirable. We have a robust clinical supervision structure and you would have opportunities to receive formal and informal training. You will receive regular clinical supervision with the Lead Dietitian, with a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development and post-graduate training.

The post will usually require travelling to various sites and parking in our Trust car parks is free.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Donna Adamson, Lead Dietitian Durham & Darlington and Teesside donna.adamson@nhs.net 01325 552156

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