Band 5 or 6 Dietitian - Specialist Mental Health

NHS Professionals - Fl
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Competitive salary
08 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date

Job Title and Grade: Band 5 or 6Dietitian - Specialist Mental Health

Location/Trust: Bethlem Royal | South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Department Covered: Dietetic Department

Pay Rates: Days: £19.51 Saturdays/Nights: £24.60 Sunday/Bank Hols: £29.69

Placement Ref/ID: 39644

The Role:

Are you Dietitian who has a passion for providing excellence in the nutritional and dietetic care and would like to work in mental health Dietetics? If so, a locum position has arisen to work within our Specialist mental health dietetic team. This is an excellent opportunity to develop or further hone your nutrition and dietetic skills within mental health care.

Due to COVID-19 this post is currently delivered remotely via telephone or video consultation unless face to face is deemed appropriate.

In summary:

You must be an HCPC registered Dietitian.

This post is suitable for a Band 5 with one year plus post registration experience.

OR a band 6 with two years or more post registration experience.

We require at least 0.6 WTE and up to 1.0 WTE. A locum up to end April 2021 is sort in the first instance. However ideally we are looking for locum commitment up until end June 2021.

In this role all of the service users referred have a mental health diagnosis, although dietetically we are providing dietary treatment to support prevention and management of physical health conditions. Referrals are mostly for under-nutrition, underweight and re-feeding syndrome or over-nutrition and metabolic syndrome linked to mental ill health and psychiatric medications, especially antipsychotics.

The post is a mixture of delivering the SLaM weight management programme and general dietetic care in outpatient clinics to community SLaM patients. And providing an inpatient dietetic service to service users across the age range admitted to Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), Acute and rehab wards as well as one mental health older adult community Special Care Unit.

Prior experience and understanding of mental health dietetics and use of motivational interviewing techniques and the stages of change to help support behavioural change are desirable. However, we are willing to support candidates who are keen to learn more within this interesting area of dietetics.

You will be well supported by regular one to one clinical supervision meetings with the manager of the service as well as ad hoc support from the wider dietetic team.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days - Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don't have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Jam Beltran, AHP Recruitment Consultant on 03330 144370 or e-mail on

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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