Dietitian for Adult Mental Health Services

Darlington, Durham, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
8 Nov 2019
8 Dec 2019

Job Description

We are delighted to announce an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Registered Dietitian to work in our Adult Mental Health Services in County Durham and Darlington. This exciting post provides an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Clinical areas include working with patients with mental health problems in both hospital and community settings. This will involve a strong emphasis on the management of obesity and associated long term health problems. In addition, the caseload has high numbers of complex refeeding patients and patients with emerging eating disorders.

The post holder will also have the opportunity to be involved with policy/pathway development, research, quality improvement activities, staff and student training. Our Trust is committed to providing first class Continuous Professional Development (CPD). We offer a preceptorship programme and excellent training opportunities for newly qualified Dietitians. This post is eligible for the preceptorship programme if the successful applicant is newly qualified. We provide placements for students on the brand new MSc pre-registration course in Dietetics at Teesside University. This is a very exciting new development for our local area.

The successful post holder will be a valued part of a supportive, award-winning Dietetic Team which covers Adult Mental Health, Children and Young People's Services, Eating Disorders, Mental Health Services for Older People and Forensic Services. The dynamic Dietetic Team of 38 staff is supported by our Professional Head of Dietetic Services and six highly skilled Clinical Lead Dietitians. We have four Dietetic Away Days each year where the whole Dietetic Team comes together to participate in CPD activities, to network with colleagues, to share best practice and to celebrate our successes as a profession working within Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NTS Foundation Trust's Dietetic Team is the largest and most established specialist mental health and learning disability dietetic provider in the UK and has strong links with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Mental Health Specialist Group of the BDA. We also have links with other specialist groups of the BDA.

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 if you are moving into the area.

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian, preferably with some experience of working/placements in a mental health setting, with excellent communication and IT skills. A working knowledge of behaviour change and motivational interviewing would be desirable. Regular clinical supervision with the Lead Dietitian will be provided and there will be a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development and post-graduate training.

We would welcome applications from international Dietitians and would support applications for a Tier 2 visa if appropriate. Skype interviews can be arranged upon request.

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

Ref: DDA19219

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