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Health Improvement Dietitian

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

This is a Fixed Term post until 31/07/2024.

The Health Improvement Nutrition & Dietetic team are looking to recruit experienced bank staff to support with service delivery of the Nutrition Skills for Life programmes. You will be an experienced Health Improvement Dietitian with expert knowledge of the content of the Nutrition Skills for Life Courses delivered including the quality assurance process.

Main duties of the job

  • Support the Health Improvement Nutrition & Dietetic Team to deliver and quality assure accredited nutrition training.
  • Support the standardisation of accredited training.

See job description attached.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (five of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 02/06/2023.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Degree, or post graduate qualification in dietetics leading to registration
  • Evidence of current HCPC registration.
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association or covered by professional indemnity insurance
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of, and ability to apply, evidence base in relation to dietetic practice and development of practice.
  • Critical appraisal skills: knowledge of current and emerging evidence base, national and professional policy, guidance and best practice in the delivery and development of broad spectrum of adult dietetics.raisal skills: knowledge of current and emerging evidence base, national and professional policy, guidance and best practice in the delivery and development of broad spectrum of adult dietetics.
  • Well established clinical problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates effective organisational skills including prioritisation of workload, effective caseload management and delegation of tasks.
  • Well established teaching and presentation skills.


  • Level 3 Accreditation in education and training
  • Agored Cymru Assessor training
  • Membership of relevant specialist interest groups.
  • Attendance at relevant accredited courses/conferences
  • Level 2 Award in Food Hygiene or working towards this



  • Demonstratable and considerable experience in clinical dietetics.
  • Experience of teaching health care professionals and staff of other organisations
  • Evidence of involvement in development work in dietetic services e.g. audit, implementing a change in practice, delivering a new dietetic intervention
  • Experience of clinical audit, evaluation and service improvement.


  • Experience of delivering Agored Cymru accredited training.
  • Experience of paediatric dietetics
  • Experience of public health dietetics
  • Experience of adult teaching using a range of teaching methods.
  • Experience of delivering practical skill based education e.g. cooking sessions
  • Experience of delegating work to and supporting / supervising D.A. / students / junior dietetic staff
  • Experience of service change
  • Experience of research
  • Experience of delivering project work using recognised service improvement methodology.

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