Dietitian jobs in Midhurst, United Kingdom



An experienced and motivated Dietitian is required to join an exciting new service in Midhurst, West Sussex The service is an Eating Disorders service with 12 beds for young adults between the ages of 18-25 years.  The hospital is ideally located to provide safe and therapeutic care whilst at the same time remaining in the heart of the community.. 

Feel valued and supported when you join the team as a Dietitian, working 37.5 hours at Middlewood Clinic.
With experience from the NHS and/or private sector, you will manage a complex caseload, which will see you create individual rapports with service users as you learn about their health concerns, goals and dietary restrictions and preferences to create a healthy nutrition plan.

As a Dietitian, you will deliver and offer contributions to the development of the specialist treatment plans and pathways as you maintain close contact with local community teams.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of the service, offering assessment, formulation and treatment to people and their families/carers.  You will act as a key link between the nursing team, the catering department, leading on the management of the dining room and nutrition support strategies on the unit.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

As a Dietitian you will be:

Assessing service users’ weight and advise regarding, weight, calories, and special meal plans

Working as an autonomous dietetic practitioner to carry a complex inpatient and outpatient caseload, using evidence-based and people-focused principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in service users. 

Conducting pre-admission screenings for new referrals while laying out the plan for future interventions

Liaising with the hospital’s catering department and ensure that the menu is reviewed regularly, the allergen list, portioning sizes and special menus are up to date

Supporting in the development and co-facilitation of any group or activity and staff training

Providing a weekly progress review and feedback to the multi-disciplinary team in ward rounds

Carrying out one to one nutrition counselling sessions to determine: eating behaviours, beliefs and attitudes about food and health, rationale for food choices, factors affecting eating behaviour and nutrition status. These sessions will also be used for exploring stage of change and to explore ambivalence and barriers to behaviour change.

Delivering the Nourish to Flourish psychoeducation group, which is set up to help patients understand their eating disorders and critically explore their beliefs about food and bodies.

Carrying out one to one family support, helping families understand the complex relationship between food and health, as well as strategies for supporting the patient to eat at home.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

UK HCPC registration

A BSc in Dietetics or post graduate diploma in Dietetics

Post qualification training

Post-qualifying experience of working with people with eating disorders ideally in an inpatient settling.

Knowledge and understanding of Eating Disorders in children and young people / Young adults, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers

Knowledge and skills are maintained at a high level of professional competence

Where you will be working

Address: Middlewood Clinic, Little Ashfield, Midhurst, GU29 9JP

Middlewood Clinic is a brand-new 12 bed mental health inpatient unit for young adults aged 18-25 in Sussex. The hospital is ideally located to provide safe and therapeutic care whilst at the same time remaining in the heart of the community.

This new eating disorder service is due to open early 2024. Join this new team in supporting treatment to empower each young person to live a safe and independent life and reach their potential.

Set in the picturesque market town of Midhurst, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career with development opportunities to grow your career and you achieve your aspirations, while our wellbeing team will keep you feeling great.

What you will get:        

Annual salary of £45,000 -£50,000

The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!

Free meals and parking

Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.

Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.

Pension contribution to secure your future.

Life Assurance for added peace of mind.

Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more. 

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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