Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitian
Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
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Exciting opportunity for a 32 hours per week, Band 6 post within our Eating Disorders Service. We will also consider a band 5 to 6 development role for any applicants with enthusiasm for working with Eating Disorder clients.
There are excellent opportunities for further training in Eating Disorders and robust systems of support and supervision within the Trust. There are great opportunities for joint working and continuing professional development.
We offer evidence-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED. A comprehensive range of services is provided, from outpatient individual and group treatment packages for relatively mild-moderate cases through to intervention and case management of people with severe Anorexia Nervosa. Clinicians in NEDS work with individuals locally in the community and also co-ordinate referrals to Out of Area inpatient admissions to Specialist Eating Disorder Units (SEDU's), when needed.
New developments include the development of intensive home support and day programme for people with severe eating disorders and early intervention approaches (FREED - https://freedfromed.co.uk/).
Main duties of the job
- To deliver a high quality and specialist clinical service to people (with eating disorders and their associated supporters via evidence-based multi-modal interventions (for example, CBT-ED, MANTRA, CBT-T)
- To provide consultation/supervising interventions and training/education to a wide range of groups and stakeholders
- To work autonomously, with a complex case load, within professional guidelines.
- To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research
- To contribute to broader pathways for people with an eating disorder diagnosis
- The post-holder will help with for the identifying gaps in the service and assisting with service improvement and developing pathways of care to meet the service needs in line with National and Local strategies and evidence-based best practice.
- To offer specialist assessment and consultation to other health professionals
- To organise and provide teaching and training within NHFT and across the local health and social care economy and relevant agencies at "awareness", "practitioner" and "advanced" levels, as appropriate.
- To demonstrate sound leadership skills through the management of service development projects in collaboration with other EDS colleagues to facilitate broader pathway changes/improvements
NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.
Knowledge and Experience
Behaviours and Values
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).