We are looking for an enthusiastic dietitian to join our team of innovative dietitians dedicated to adult dietetics. The Mental Health Nutrition and Dietetics Department is made up of recognised experts in nutrition and diet therapy to serve our diverse local communities for those with mental health problems. We work to promote health and well being through good nutrition on an individual, community and population level using up to date evidence based principles.
The Specialist forensic Mental Health dietitian is responsible for the provision of a highly specialist dietetic service for patients within NLFS (North London Forensic Service). The post holder manages a complex and diverse workload in the hospital and clinic setting, is responsible for clinical supervision of two band 6 mental health dietitians and clinical decisions in uni- and multi-disciplinary settings
The post holder will utilise an extensive and highly specialist knowledge within this specialist dietetic field and demonstrate the application of a wide range of behavioural skills in the one to one and group context. They are an essential member of the Nutrition and Dietetics team.
There will be opportunities to support student dietitians, delivery of training sessions, resource and guideline development and contribute to project work.
The post holder will have had previous clinical experience of providing a variety of therapeutic diets for adults in the community. Good communication and teaching skills are essential, and the post holder must be able to prioritise tasks, manage their time effectively and be able to lead and work flexibly within the team
Interview date 14th October 2021
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
For further information please contact Marjan Bagheri, Acting Service Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics quoting the appropriate reference number.