Post:                 Highly Specialist Dietitian (Band 7 equivalent)
Salary:             £45,492 – 52,058 (depending on experience)
Contract:         Permanent
Hours:              Full-time (40h per week)  

Are you interested in a career in mental health dietetics? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Dietitian to join our team to embed the dietetics service within our long-stay mental health wards at Cygnet Hospital Bury, which provide a wide range of inpatient mental health services for men and women, including specialist Deaf services and CAMHS provision for young people.

We are looking for a motivated Dietitian wanting to expand their skills, or learn new skills within a mental health inpatient setting. We will support you in developing the knowledge and skills you need to transition into such a role.

What does the role involve?

Dietetics support needs will vary from promoting healthy eating, weight management, to supporting individuals with disordered eating. Service delivery may involve the provision of first line advice, 1:1 sessions with individuals, groups and staff education and training. Involvement in supporting the catering team in menu planning will also be required.

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian, preferably with some experience of working in mental health or in-patient setting. A working knowledge of behaviour change approaches and motivational interviewing would be desirable.

What is exciting about this post?

You will be able to determine how to organise your time to meet the needs of the caseload and work in a range of specialisms within a Mental Health in-patient environment.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, staff and student training at both a local and national level.

5 Reasons you should apply!

  1. Cygnet Hospital Bury is an established hospital, with a focus on providing individualised care
  2. Cygnet Hospital Bury has an MDT that embraces and promotes interdisciplinary working – you would be well supported by your local team
  3. Cygnet has a growing network of Dietitians and therefore provides clinical supervision from other Dietitians working in Mental Health services
  4. Cygnet invests in their staff, offering internal and external CPD opportunities to ensure staff are able to deliver the best possible standard of care
  5. Cygnet has a strong focus on research and quality improvement and encourages clinicians to actively participate in these areas

The successful candidate should be / have:

  • A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Dietetics, registration with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and membership of the BDA (British Dietetic Association)
  • Able to meet the requirements of the Job Description
  • Experience in healthy eating promotion, weight management evidenced by sound clinical knowledge
  • An interest in disordered eating and eating disorders is essential and we can provide support in developing skills in these areas
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Excellent communication / time management skills
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

What else is on offer?

In return for your commitment and dedication we offer:

  • Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties
  • Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
  • Appraisal and peer supervision with other Dietitians
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free meals on duty
  • Employee rewards and discount benefits scheme including NHS discounts and cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation and health checks
  • Full induction training

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

What next?

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you. Please contact Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT (Healthcare) and Dietetics on 07885 476 384 or Celia Jarvis, Specialist Recruiter on 07702 847 341.

Please note vacancy may close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received.

Job Reference: CYG36191

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