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Nutrition and Hydration Lead Dietitian

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Cwmbran
Salary
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Are you passionate about supporting services to deliver the best nutrition and hydration care for inpatients? Would you enjoy collaborating with Facilities Management, nursing staff, dietetic colleagues and other members of the MDT to ensure clinical and quality nutrition and food provision standards are met.

Applicants must be dietitians registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

You will join us at a crucial time as the Health Board has recently completed a review of Patient Dining Services. Key themes of nutritional audits, patient satisfaction and staff feedback are all being incorporated in the review. The post holder will be vital to work with clinical and FM colleagues in the implementation stages of the review.

This post is fixed term/secondment for 12 months due to maternity cover. If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

The hours of the post are 22.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

You will be a central member of the Nutrition and Hydration working group, reporting to the Health Board's Nutrition and Hydration Steering group and will be responsible for reporting on performance against Health and Care and Nutrition and Catering Standards. You will be a driving force for continuous improvement in nutrition and hydration for patients within ABUHB.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to retain their interest in an acute clinical area, remaining grounded within the inpatient clinical team and to develop training resources for nursing and other staff, making use of technology to optimise reach. Recent experience of the challenges faced providing nutritional care in the inpatient setting is required.

This is a valued role within the Health Board and vital for patient care and to support future developments.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC registration
  • Study at masters level
  • Clinical Educators course for the training of student dietitians


Desirable

  • Advanced clinical educators course


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in the inpatient setting and organisation of food and nutrition support
  • Experience of leading change
  • Supervisory experience


Desirable

  • Effective leadership and management


Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Address

Grange University Hospital

Cwmbran

NP44 8YN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

040-AHP239-1223-A

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