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Dietitian - C&V UHB

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Heath Park Way, Cardiff
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are looking to recruit permanent full time Band 5 dietitians across acute and community services.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Dietetic service have vacancies for Band 5 dietitians. The post holders have the potential to work across the full spectrum of services. We are looking for enthusiastic graduates wishing to experience a supportive, exciting and varied band 5 career to join our team.

Starting bases will be either at the University Hospital of Wales, University Hospital Llandough or within community services. Applicant preference will be considered during allocation process. All band 5 roles are rotational and we will aim to provide a varied opportunity for you with the potential to move between community and acute sites if you so wish.

The rotations include the opportunity to work within the acute, community and public health dietetic teams including multidisciplinary Community Resource Teams, community dietetic clinics, home visits, group education, mental health, acute medicine and surgery, with specialties of oncology, gastroenterology, stroke, trauma, spinal, rehabilitation, respiratory medicine, renal medicine and cardiology.

Main duties of the job

The day to day management of an adult patient caseload within the designated services either Community, University Hospital Llandough or University Hospital of Wales. This includes the support of older adults and enteral feeding. Using evidence-based patient centred principals to assess, plan, implement and evaluate dietetic interventions for patients and maintain associated records.

Contributing to the chronic disease management service including provision of dietetic clinics and group education programmes.

Liaising and working in partnership with the relevant care team on a day to day basis i.e. Care home staff, primary care teams, integrated multidisciplinary teams on wards and the dietetic teams in each service.

Supervision of dietetic assistants and pre-registration student dietitians.

Teaching evidence-based nutrition to patients, healthcare professionals and care home staff as required.

There are opportunities to gain skills in public health dietetics.

You will work within a friendly and highly skilled department and have numerous opportunities for professional and personal development. You will be actively involved in the research, audit and the Quality and Safety agenda of the department and UHB. The service is a major provider of pre-registration dietetic education and the successful candidate will be involved in the delivery of training and education.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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.

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

For community and public health based posts-

Daily access to a car to travel around Cardiff and Vale, transporting equipment and accessing a storage unit.

Will include evening and weekend working.

Person Specification



  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in Dietetics or working towards this
  • HCPC registration


  • Post graduate experience
  • Clinical supervisory skills
  • Member of the BDA/other indemnity insurance



  • Appropriate clinical experience


  • Experience of working with groups
  • Previous experience of university teaching hospital or community through training or post-grad work
  • Previous healthcare experience e.g. DA, HCSW



  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • computer literacy
  • Nutritional analysis


  • Audit, research or service development (QI) skills
  • Motivational interviewing skills

Special Knowledge


  • Awareness of multi-cultural population/dietary practices


  • Experience working within a large scale catering environment and/or as a dietetic assistant/support worker.
  • Experience of working in a similar health care environment.
  • Welsh speaker

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Community/ UHW or UHL

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park Way, Cardiff

CF14 4XW

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