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Specialist Dietitan - Prescribing Support Dietitian

Employer
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Location
Bodelwyddan
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Looking for a new challenge? Are you a Dietitian looking to develop your skills in an exciting new role? Want to live and work in an outstandingly beautiful area with beaches and mountains on your doorstep? Then come and join our dynamic team based in North West Wales.

This post involves working in partnership with colleagues within medicines management and primary care to support the development, implementation and evaluation of best practice in relation to prescribed nutritional supplements across the Central Area of the health board. The varied post offers the opportunity to develop and broaden leadership and team working skills, through leading on project work and training, whilst still retaining direct patient contact. Quality improvement initiatives are welcomed in the department. You will be encouraged and supported in considering improved and more effective ways of working.

Main duties of the job

To work with dietetics and medicines management teams to develop and implement a clinical pathway for the provision of nutrition support in hospitals, nursing and residential settings and the community.To provide a full dietetic service to the locality as part of the dietetic team. This includes review patients who have been prescribed oral nutrition supplements historically to ensure the appropriate and effective use of these supplements.

To plan, organise and facilitate appropriate education and training of community health and social care professionals and care home staff on nutritional risk screening, first line dietary advice to promote a food first approach, referral for specialist nutritional support, appropriateassessment of nutritional needs, treatment options and follow up reviews as per NICE guidelines. To support the development of training and educational strategies for care home catering leads to promote food fortification and the food first approach.

There will also be some general community nutrition support aspects within the role.

Please see attached job description for full details.

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.

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Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Address

Glan Clwyd Hospital

Sarn Lane

Bodelwyddan

LL18 5UJ

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050-AHP095-0424

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