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 160 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.
Are you interested in a career in the field of mental health dietetics for young people? We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Registered Dietitian to join our team of Dietitians working within a specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Foundation Trust.
This exciting post provides an opportunity to work within Specialist Mental Health Services for Young People as part of Tier 4 services based on the West Lane Hospital site in Middlesbrough. Clinical areas will include working with young people with mental health problems at the Newberry Centre (Adolescent Acute Assessment / Treatment Unit) and Westwood Centre (Low Secure Unit). The successful post holder will work alongside the Clinical Lead Dietitian and Specialist Dietitians who currently provide input into Tier 4 services. In addition to the wide range of clinical duties the post holder will have the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, staff and student training.
We are an established, dynamic team of 25 Dietitians, 4 Associate Practitioners and 3 Dietetic Assistants working in a number of clinical areas throughout Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire, York and Selby. We have several experienced Clinical Lead Dietitians in the areas of adult eating disorders, children and young people, eating disorders, learning disabilities, older people and forensics. We have developed a high profile as a good quality Dietetic service at both local and national levels and are the largest mental health and LD dietetic team in the UK. We have strong links with the Mental Health Specialist Group of the BDA and are committed to providing first class professional development.
Candidates should be a registered Dietitian, preferably with existing dietetic experience, including experience of working with young people and service users with mental illness or learning disabilities and complex needs. Candidates should have excellent communication and IT skills. A working knowledge of behaviour change and motivational interviewing is desirable. Regular clinical supervision with a Clinical Lead Dietitian will be provided and there will be a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development and specialist training.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Laura Passman, Clinical Lead Dietitian for CAMHS Teesside on ( Phone number removed ) /( Email address removed )Recruiting manager, Nicola Everett Ward Manager.
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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