Specialist Mental Health DietitianSalary: £29,181 - £38,861Hours: 37.5 hrs per weekNorthamptonAn exciting opportunity has arisen for an
Job DescriptionSpecialist Mental Health Dietitian
Salary: £29,181 - £38,861
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic HCPC registered Dietitian with excellent communication skills and self-motivation to join St. Andrew’s Healthcare, a leading, not for profit, provider of in-patient psychiatric care.
A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorders and neurological conditions. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put service users’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. We are currently transforming the Charity and have ambitious plans to develop our community services. This will ensure we extend our current pathways into community settings.
The Role and Person
This post will be on our Northampton site, which provides care to men and women within medium and low secure and locked units. Meeting nutritional needs in this context can be challenging but very rewarding with the opportunity to make a significant difference to patient care. Support will be available from your line manager and colleagues in the dietetic team. We are committed to on-going professional development and have monthly professional meetings which you will be supported to attend.
This role will build on your existing dietetic skills - clinical knowledge, communication skills, motivational interviewing, case load management and collaborative working. You will be part of a supportive interdisciplinary team and work closely with the on-site catering team who provide a fresh cook catering service, tailored to patient’s needs.
Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
• Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
• ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
• Pension and life assurance
• Sickness policy on par with the NHS
• 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 further after 10 years' service
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Healthcare cash plan
• Free parking
• Paid DBS application
• On-site facilities such as gym access and boot camp, swimming pool, café, library all set within beautiful grounds.
We welcome requests for further information or a site visit, please contact the St Andrew’s Dietetic team Arleen Rowell 01604 616725 or Rebecca Forster 01604 616116.
Closing Date: 1st July 2018
Interview Date: TBC