Band 7 Specialist Dietitian Secure Services - Bristol

Job Description

Are you an experienced dietitian looking for development opportunities in Forensics Mental Health? We are currently recruiting for a Band 7 Specialist Mental Health Dietitian in Secure Services to work autonomously based in the Physical Health Team at Fromeside and Wickham, clinically supervised by the Head of Nutrition & Dietetics. 

At AWPwe actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger. 


Main duties of the job


  • To be the clinical expert in your specialist field within this setting. To be responsible for the development and provision & evaluation of a comprehensive and effective, evidence based dietetic service in Medium and Low-Secure Inpatient Services.
  • To have a working knowledge of national & best practice guidelines.
  • To organise, implement and evaluate group education sessions for different client groups e.g. clients, healthcare professionals
  • To actively participate in general health promotion, in line with government policies and local priorities, liaising closely with the public health departments
  • To actively participate in health promotion activities as required for the specialist area and oversee the provision a health promotion/


  • To communicate highly complex medical and nutritional information to patients, carers and healthcare professionals in a clear and easy to understand manner.
  • To engage effectively with patients to help them understand, accept and overcome difficult diagnoses and complex dietary changes.
  • To effectively communicate complex nutritional information to healthcare professionals.
  • To effectively liaise with multidisciplinary teams regarding client care and to actively participate in multi-agency work and liaise with statutory and voluntary agencies as appropriate.
  • To work collaboratively with ward teams to maintain existing assessment standards and systems, meeting patients’ needs with collaboration with Hotel Services.