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Dietitian - Eating Disorder Unit

Reference

PRI42753

Location

Life Works Community Ltd, The Grange, High Street, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 8LB

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Salary

Competitive

Hours

Between 15 – 23 hours per week

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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

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This can include multi-site working, between our Hospital in Woking, and our new Eating disorder unit in Wimbledon

Life Works, located in Woking, Surrey, is a highly respected private rehabilitation centre, leading the way in addiction and eating disorder treatment. For more than a decade, Life Works has been helping to improve the wellbeing of each individual that seeks support with us, by using tried and tested treatment methods, delivered by our clinically excellent team.

Our evidence-based treatment programmes are delivered by a multi-disciplanry team consisting of psychiatrists, therapists, mental health nurses, a dietician and a nutritionist, who work together seamlessly to ensure that our clients receive the very best treatment from the most appropriate specialist for their needs.

The Eating Disorder programme provides specialised treatment for a range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED). We are also able to treat eating disorders that are more atypical in nature, known as ‘other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED)’, or ‘eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)’. Our evidence-based programme uses a combination of group and individual therapies and incorporates experiential elements to help people start the process of tackling their Eating Disorder in a safe and supportive environment. All individuals on the programme will receive full dietetic and nutitional support, including weekly reviews and an individualised meal plan.

As a member of the eating disorders multi-disciplinary team (MDT), to: 

- Lead the dietetics service for the team, by developing appropriate service standards, care pathways and materials for the dietetics service, and contributing to MDT service development and evaluation.
- Work as an autonomous dietetic practitioner to carry a complex inpatient, daypatient and outpatient caseload, using evidence based and client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in service users. This includes pre-admission-assessment for any of the inpatient, daypatient or outpatient services. 
- Liaise with Specialist Eating Disorder dietetic colleagues working in other areas of the eating disorder pathway within the Priory Group and its partners.
- Facilitate liaison with the catering team. i.e. food menu review, portioning, set up of special menus.
- Offer patient meal supervision and post-meal support and act as a role model to other staff. 
- Organise and provide supervision and training for dietetic students.
- Support the service by providing information, education and training for all health professional colleagues as well as service users and carers on nutritional issues relating to eating disorders and mental health. 
- Effectively undertake the development and delivery of dietetic groups. i.e. shopping group, cookery group, nutritional psychoeducation.
- Uphold the standards of the MARSIPAN and NICE guidelines and foster positive working relationships providing specialist advice to colleagues and deliver care to patients with a diagnosed eating disorder.
- Identify and lead on clinical research, audit, quality improvement innovations and data collection priorities for the dietetic service provision on the eating disorders services of the Priory Group and its partners.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

05/12/2020