Specialist Dietitian - Eating Disorder

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
To be confirmed
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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The multi-disciplinary Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Service (SAEDS) team is looking for an enthusiastic, committed and suitably experienced Dietitian to join our expanding Tier 2 service across North Wales whoprovide specialist input into the care and treatment of patients with Eating Disorders. You will be working across the East/Central area of BCU.The post holder will have responsibility for the clinical assessment and dietetic provision of patients who have eating disorders. The post is 0.8 wte, but less hours could be negotiated if already working part time in another service.

You will join and be supervised by an experienced Dietetic Lead and will also work alongside Band 6 and Band 7 Dietitians, including Band 4 Generic Assistants. You will have access to other training within the Team. You will also contribute to a developing Inpatient Support Team.

The successful applicant will be supported by a well-established Specialist team. Overall clinical supervision will be provided by the Dietetic Service Lead and Band 7 Dietitian. The post holder will be responsible for their own clinical caseload and work within the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct.

Work base to be agreed at interview.

Main duties of the job

The developing Tier 2 sector of SAEDS will provide direct specialist psychological and dietetic input to clients with a primary diagnosis of an Eating Disorder. In addition to dietetic assessment and intervention, you will provide or be part of training, supervision and consultation to other staff in BCU working with ED clients.

The post holder will be required to see patients face to face and/or over MS Teams in various clinical settings such as GP surgeries, CMHTs, Hospital Out-patient Departments and work base. This will require the ability to travel.

Additionally, the remit of the Tier 2 staff will be to provide input into the care of inpatients with Eating Disorders as part of an Inpatient Support Teamadhering to the guidance on recognition and management of Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders (MEED May 2022). The team will provide input to patients when they are admitted to local medical and psychiatric wards and work in collaboration with the Acute Dietitians and the ward medical and nursing staff to provide effective care and treatment.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nutrition and dietetics degree or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of specialist interest group
  • Working towards MSc or evidence of research qualification



  • Post registration training in specialist area, and / or evidence of CPD activity through portfolio
  • Clinical educators course


  • Evidence of service development and ability to use own initiative
  • Advanced diploma in dietetics



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and unsupervised.
  • Ability to manage own workload.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Good teaching, supervisory and appraisal skills.


  • Basic IT/Keyboard skills
  • Experience in working in the community /lone working.
  • Experience in risk management.



  • Knowledge of delivery of group programmes.
  • Good working knowledge of components of clinical governance.


  • Evidence of post-grad educational courses.

Other Relevant Requirements


  • Able to comply with Health Board Manual Handling and Therapeutic Handling Policy
  • Ability to travel between multiple sites daily
  • Excellent general health.


  • Ability to work flexible working hours.
  • Welsh speaking

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


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