SA-0098
Pro rata

We are ideally looking for a Dietitian with experience of eating disorders to join one of the top clinics in York. However, we would also accept applications from Dietitians without direct eating disorder experience who can demonstrate an interest in this clinical area, relevant transferable skills, and a willingness to learn on the job. There will be an opportunity for specialist training and clinical supervision to develop your knowledge and skills.  Our Clients programmes are psychologically informed and holistic so the right candidate would demonstrate our commitment to a collaborative approach to dietetic intervention.  The ability to form good therapeutic relationships is essential and the role requires the candidate to be a strong and consistent voice within the multi-disciplinary team.    

You will work alongside our established Dietitian to deliver dietetic services across the 2 inpatient units.  The core role will be within the Inpatient Eating Disorder team, with the opportunity to expand your expertise into the into Complex Mental Health/Trauma service.  The unit has a full MDT (Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, OT, Dietitian, Physio, Specialist Nurses & Support Workers) with significant expertise in the treatment of Eating Disorders who highly value the role and expertise of the Dietitian.  There is a holistic ‘Pathways to Recovery’ programme for the patients that ensures all aspects of their lives are supported during the recovery process, including physical monitoring, self-catering and social eating. This unit is CBT informed and there will be training opportunities both formal and informal to develop your skills in this area as well as Clinical Supervision opportunities in a group and individual settings.

Skills

  • The Successful Candidate:

  • Will hold a degree or postgraduate qualification in dietetics, or human nutrition and dietetics.

  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Will have a thorough understanding of Dietetics and nutrition.

  • Will have the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • A keen interest in nutrition and in people’s overall health and wellbeing

  • An aptitude for science and the ability to explain complicated issues to those who aren’t from a scientific background

  • A patient approach and a non-judgemental and understanding attitude about different lifestyles

  • Tact - and the ability to motivate people to alter their eating habits and lifestyle

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work alone and as part of a team

  • Great organisational, communication and time management skills

  • Experience in the field of adult mental health/eating disorders is desirable

Their culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations