Dietitian or Specialist Dietitian (dependent on experience)

Tees, Esk and Wear Val
County Durham -Stanley Health Centre, Stanley
Competitive salary
02 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and proactive Graduate Dietitian or Specialist Dietitian to join our 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.

This unique role requires an organised individual who will be confident in establishing key relationships within the various CAMHS teams in Durham and Darlington, and support the provision of non-judgmental timely Dietetic support for young people and their families. The post holder will provide a high quality, evidence based up to date nutrition and Dietetic service to young people with a number of complex presentations including faltering growth, selective eating and weight management. They will also be passionate about providing early intervention Dietetic support to those at risk of developing eating disorders and provide a vital link between the Eating Disorders Team and the wider CAMHS Teams. There may be an expectation to provide Dietetic care within the Specialist Eating Disorders Team as part of this role.

As someone who will be a key member of a number of CAMHS multi-disciplinary teams, the candidate will be innovative in their approach to providing wider nutritional education which will include training of staff, delivery of group sessions and development of resources. The service also embraces a culture of service user participation and works closely with the local communities to enhance the clinical offer. The successful candidate will be passionate about establishing 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 community of Durham and Darlington with demonstrable values and commitment to diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in line with Trust Values and Behaviours. The post holder will lead by positive example in promoting these values 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. We are a dynamic team of 30 Dietitians, 6 Associate Practitioners/Dietetic Assistants and 1 Associate Nutritionist working in a number of clinical areas throughout Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire, York and Selby. We have several experienced Lead Dietitians in the clinical areas of adult eating disorders, adult mental health, adult learning disabilities, children and young people, secure inpatient services and older people, and are supported by our Professional Head of Dietetics.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kirsty Thompson CYP Eating Disorders Dietitian 01325 529539

Emma Willis Team Manager 01325 529539

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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.

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