Dietitian

Recruiter
Elysium Healthcare
Location
Hatfield
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Jul 2021
Closes
26 Jul 2021
Ref
J265-2298
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Are you a specialist eating disorder Dietitian who is looking to join an established and supportive team, where you can be a part of meaningful change?

Work 37.5 hours a week when you join the team at Rhodes Wood Hospital, which provides care for children and young people aged 8-18 years with eating disorders or with learning disabilities who require residential care, working on tailored treatment programmes designed for the individual needs of each young person.

With experience from the NHS or private care, you will be able to work independently as you manage a caseload of 10-15 beds/service users. You will enjoy clinical guidance, support and managerial supervision from the Lead Dietitian.

Working alongside a specialist multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of the service, offering assessment, formulation and treatment to young people and their families/carers.

As a Dietitian, you will deliver and offer contributions to the development of the specialist treatment plans and pathways as you maintain close contact with local community teams, pediatric teams and other inpatient psychiatric wards.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Applicants will be assessed during the interview as to which ward is best suited to their experience and skillset.

Clinical Responsibilities
  • To assess service users' weight and advise regarding, weight, calories, and special meal plans
  • Working as an autonomous dietetic practitioner to carry a complex inpatient and outpatient caseload, using evidence-based and people-focused principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in service users.
  • To conduct pre-admission screenings for new referrals while laying out the plan for future interventions
  • Liaise with the hospital's catering department and ensure that the menu is reviewed regularly, the allergen list, portioning sizes and special menus are up to date
  • Support in the development and co-facilitation of any group or activity and staff training

To be successful as our Dietitian, the following experience is required:
  • Qualification in Dietetics and registration with HCPC and BDA
  • Evidence of previous and ongoing commitment to continuous professional development
  • Post-qualifying experience of working with children and young people with mental health conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Eating Disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers
  • Ability to work both assertively and with awareness of one's limitations; excellent telephone, face to face and written communication skills with children and young people, carers and referrers
  • Experience in risk assessment and management


What you will get:
  • Annual Salary of £35,000 - £40,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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