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Specialist Dietitian, MH Adult & Older Adults posted by NHS

Full Time
Maudsley, London
£31,562 - £41,630 / year

Job Description

Are you dietitian with Mental Health experience who has a passion for providing excellence in the nutritional care? If so, we have an excellent opportunity to develop your skills by delivering the clinical dietetics service to a wide variety of mental health service users. This is part time 0.6WTE post It is based at the Maudsley Hospital, and also covers the Ladywell Unit located at Lewisham University Hospital and provides an outpatient dietetic service to mental health service users living in the wider community.

The Trust is committed to achieving a high standard of nutritional care. We need a dietitian to deliver and develop the dietetic care of adult and older adult in-patients and out-patients, with a wide variety of mental and physical health needs. You will join the Trust’s team of specialist mental health dietitians, and be collaborating closely with colleagues in other disciplines. The department provides practice placements for student dietitians at King’s College London, and you will take part in supporting and supervising them.

You will be supported by regular supervision meetings and annual appraisal. There are opportunities for CPD, which includes by arrangement rotational working on national and Specialist Units at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

You will have clinical experience as a dietitian with skills in weight management, metabolic syndrome and nutrition support. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with experience in the use of motivational interviewing and behaviour change.

The post includes regular involvement in audit and Quality Improvement Programmes

For further details / informal visits contact:
Kate Moffat, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics on  ( Phone number removed ) 




  • All applications for this post need to be made online
  • Please note that our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email via NHS Jobs. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.
  • Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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