Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Full time Full day
£25,655 - £31,534 / year


Band 5

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Band 5




Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday 9-5)

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£25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum

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18/08/2022 23:59

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Strategic Themes

Great Care
We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation
We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People
We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner
With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic innovative Dietitian to work with the Adult Eating Disorders Service. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of a dietetic service in the county wide Cornwall Adult Eating Disorders Service under the guidance of the lead/ experienced Dietitians and the service manager. This will require providing one to one consultations, group work and the engagement of multi professional colleagues in the implementation of practice. You will also be responsible for the supervision of dietetic assistants and contribute to student placements.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the Cornwall Dietetic team providing dietetic support and advice to patients and health professionals

  • To contribute, as appropriate to policy development.

  • To develop appropriate resources as required.

  • To assess and treat an agreed caseload of patients under the supervision of a more senior practitioner

  • To undertake defined patient group sessions in particular the Food Choices psycho-education group. This should include planning, delivery, and evaluation of the session, providing advice to patients which is clear, consistent and evidence based.

  • To assist in delivering formal and informal training for other health care professionals and staff groups, including planning, delivery and evaluation.

  • To assist in the clinical supervision of Dietetic Assistants.

  • To assist in the clinical supervision of Student Dietitians, after period of developing own skills, including planning of programme during weeks of responsibility

  • To keep accurate records in accordance with CFT and Health Professions Council regulations/policy.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent leading to Health Professions Council (HCPC) Registration as a Dietitian.

Skills and Aptitude

Essential criteria

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Experience delivering group education

  • Ability to demonstrate best dietetic practice for a range of conditions in in-patient and out-patient settings

Desirable criteria

  • Post registration experience of delivering dietetic care

Knowledge and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • An ability to manage a designated caseload.

  • An ability to communicate with a wide range of people and using differing medias.

  • Ability to work under pressure, and without direct supervision.

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff

  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff

  • Leadership and Management development programmes

  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities

  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills

  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff

  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff

  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health

  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff

  • Free DBS checks where required

  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Salary sacrifice car scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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