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Community Dietitian

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Milford Haven
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking to begin or progress your career as a Band 5 Community Dietitian in a supportive department that emphasises clinical supervision and peer support, as well as learning and development?

An opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking and dynamic Dietetic community team in Pembrokeshire to address Malnutrition as part of our Malnutrition business case. The service has received significant investment in addressing malnutrition and as a result, this post offers an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with the wider community teams to address malnutrition in the community setting as well as supporting exciting and innovative project work such as self-screening for malnutrition, virtual clinics, digital platforms, nursing home projects, and new ways of working.

Main duties of the job

This community band 5 role working in Pembrokeshire will offer an exciting opportunity to develop leadership and team working skills as well as continuing to increase your dietetic knowledge. The successful candidate will have a varied caseload of patients who may present with a variety of conditions. Within this role, there is the opportunity to gain experience as well as the opportunity to develop skills in specialist areas such as Diabetes, Weight Management, Prescribing and Health Promotion.

You will support the delivery of outpatient clinics on site and work closely with our nutrition nurse teams and Dietetic Assistant Practitioners. You will develop the necessary skills and experience in home enteral tube feeding, community nutrition support and support the implementation of the health board's new and innovative food-based treatment initiative across nursing homes and cottage hospital within Pembrokeshire alongside the medicine's management service.

Training and education will be a central part of these role as well as supporting student training and the development and implementation of our Dietetic Assistant Practitioner roles.

As a service, we pride ourselves on being a supportive team and welcome applicants wishing to discuss and explore the opportunities for flexible and remote working as part of this post.

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 12,000 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 (six 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 description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The 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 28/05/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Recognised degree in dietetics with state registration
  • HCPC Registration
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of and ability to apply evidence base in relation to dietetic practice and development of practice
  • Demonstrates consolidated clinical dietetic knowledge and skills in the field of adult dietetics
  • knowledge of current and emerging evidence base national and professional policy, guidance and best practice
  • Demonstrates effective organisational skills including prioritisation of workload, effective caseload management
  • Well established teaching and presentation skills


Desirable

  • Recognised IT qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Clinical practice placements in a variety of general and specialist areas of inpatients and outpatients setting


Desirable

  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Work experience with public orientation


Language Requirements

Desirable

  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)


Other

Essential

  • Flexible Approach to the needs of the service
  • Ability to travel across the Health Board in a timely manner


Desirable

  • Local Knowledge
  • Health Care and Nutrition


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Milford Haven Health Centre

Yorke Street

Milford Haven

SA73 2LL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-AHP059-0524

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