This post is Fixed Term until 31/10/24 to cover maternity leave.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Dietitian to join our well respected community dietetic team in Ceredigion as a clinical lead for community and Integrated care. This post is a fixed term, 1 year opportunity and offers an ideal opportunity for a Dietitian looking to develop their clinical leadership skills or an experienced clinical lead that would like to specialise in community dietetics. The post-holder will fully embed themselves as part of a wider MDT, supporting embedding nutrition/hydration as part of models of care and driving forward innovation. The post-holder base will be confirmed and we welcome applicants who would like to discuss remote and flexible working opportunities.
Working for us means you will join a rapidly growing, supportive and innovative team. You will be supported in your role and will have the opportunity to access training /education as well as higher education opportunities.
Ceredigion itself is an area of outstanding natural beauty, you have beautiful walks, an unspoilt coastline as well as some of the best beaches in wales. If you are ready for an exciting career change and would like to work in a beautiful setting alongside a dynamic, welcoming and supportive team in a role that enables you to clinically lead and drive forward change then this is the role for you!Main duties of the job
Acting clinical dietetic lead for the community integrated care team, working collaboratively with proximal community multidisciplinary services to strengthen communication and clinical delivery across community settings.
Autonomously manages a varied and complex caseload of adult dietetic referrals with nutritional support needs working as part of the community team and wider multi-professional team to provide specialist dietetic advice in relation to nutritional management and to produce a coordinated care plan of care. Leads on embedding and strengthening nutritional screening at the 'front door' and as part of rapid response pathways and models of care including providing training and education, including accredited training to therapy assistant practitioners and others working as part of the front door model to de-escalate risk
Supports the wider community nutritional support team by providing operational leadership alongside other community leads, ensuring effective prioritisation of referrals and that dietetic pathways and processes are fully embedded.
Delivers dietetic care in a variety of settings to meet the needs of the patient including undertaking home visits, attending care home/residential settings, community hospitals and providing group education and working across virtual platforms. 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 (four 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 descriptionJob responsibilities
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.
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 10/10/2023Person SpecificationQualifications and knowledgeEssential
- Recognised Degree in Dietetics
- HCPC Registration
- Relevant post graduate or Masters level qualification
- Demonstrates consolidated and broad clinical dietetic knowledge and skills in adult dietetics
- 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
- 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
- Evidence of attendance on accredited specialist courses and /or advanced training in relation to adult dietetics
- Demonstrates good knowledge of, and ability to apply, evidence base in relation to dietetic practice and development of practice
- Clinical supervisory skills training
- Completed BDA specialist accredited Dietetic group training /modules
- Other professional technical or academic qualification which relate to area of clinical dietetic practice
- Demonstrable and considerable experience in adult clinical dietetics
- Experience of working in acute and community settings to deliver dietetic care
- Evidence of working as an integral part of of multidisciplinary teams
- Experience of teaching other health care staff
- 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
- Experience of research
- Experience in community Dietetics
- Experience of delegating work to and supporting / supervising D.A. / students / junior dietetic staff
- Experience of service change
- Experience of delivering project work
- Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
- Flexible approach
- Interested in the pro-active development of dietetic services
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Local knowledge
- Member of the BDA
- Health care & Nutrition
Hywel Dda University Health BoardAddress
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