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Specialist Dietitian Birmingham

St Andrew's Healthcare
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Career Level B / Professional / (NHS Band 6)

Permanent Hours: Full time or part time / flexible options available

Location: Birmingham

You can achieve more at St Andrew's Healthcare

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled enthusiastic HCPC registered Specialist Dietitian with excellent communication, clinical, and leadership skills to join our friendly and supportive team at St Andrews Healthcare. St. Andrew's Healthcare is a leading, not for profit, provider of in-patient psychiatric care. This post will be on our Birmingham site, which provides care to men and women within medium and low secure divisions.

The Charity

St Andrew's Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

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.

The Role & Team

This post would be ideally suited to an experienced band 5 dietitian wishing to take the next step in their career progression and expand their skills or a current band 6 dietitian seeking a new challenge. There will be lots of support to help this role develop further. This role will build on your existing dietetic skills - clinical knowledge, communication skills, motivational interviewing, caseload management and collaborative working.

The successful applicant will join our friendly and supportive dietetic team at our Northampton site. The team consists of 1 x Assistant Practitioner, 3 x dietitians, 1 x Specialist Dietitian and a further 7 x highly Specialist dietitians. Monthly supervision with an experienced clinician will be available to access to help support professional practice as well as intra-professional per support with other specialist professionals from Speech and Language and Physiotherapy departments. The post will cover a wide range of clinical conditions including management of nutrition support, Diabetes (type 1 and type 2), weight management, dysphagia, food allergies and intolerance, Gastrointestinal and eating disorders / disordered eating. Previous experience of working with a variety of nutritional needs and an interest in mental health would be desirable for this post.

You have heard of MUST but have heard of SANSI? Our innovative team created the first validated nutritional screening tool (St Andrews Nutritional Screening Instrument - SANSI) which improves nutritional screening of a variety of specific dietary issues, identifying not only weight loss but also weight gain.

Our vision is to develop one of the most respected and influential nutrition and dietetic services in this field, and are looking for like minded professionals to join us!

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew's CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

St Andrews has a strong ethos of multidisciplinary working and has close links with Speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and the ward teams. The dietetics team also works closely with the on-site catering team who provide a fresh cook catering service, which is tailored to patients' needs.

What you can expect from us:
  • Daily triage meetings to support with caseload management/ workload.
  • Daily access to highly specialist dietitians for mentoring/ coaching.
  • Access to experienced members of the nutrition, dietetics and wider AHP teams.
  • Monthly team/ service meetings (service management/ professional development).
  • Protected continuing personal and professional development time.
  • An opportunity to work with a dynamic, forward-thinking team.
  • Structured career development pathway.


St Andrew's Healthcare offers an attractive benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with the NHS, 35 days annual leave, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash plan, free parking and paid DBS application.

If you require any further information, please contact Andrew Simmons-Roberts or James Farrelly on or
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