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Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Dietitian

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024
An opportunity has arisen to join the crisis team within Emotional wellbeing mental health (previously CAMHS) team in Cardiff and Vale UHB to support young people presenting with complex mental health difficulties. It is a fixed term position for 1 year. You will provide evidence-based Dietetic information, highly specialised advice, education, training and support to the service users, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.

Being professionally supportedby Cardiff and the Vale Dietetic department means that you will have the support of a large forward thinking department to enhance and support your professional development as well as providing potential opportunities to enhance and develop this role in the future. The post holder will have close links with the community paediatric nutrition and dietetic team.

Clinical provision is based at St David's Hospital, Cardiff within EWMH. Applicants should be able to demonstrate relevant mental health experience for this specialist post.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, an open minded, non-judgemental approach to work alongside a practical, forward thinking approach to managing and prioritising a busy caseload. Excellent time management and organisational skills, plus the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team is a key requirement for this post. Supervision and support will be provided to support the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is the lead clinician for a highly specialist service to young people with a mental health disorder across Cardiff and Vale UHB. The overall aim is to provide Dietetic expertise , intervention and consultation as part of the EWMH Services with responsibility for:
  • Prioritising and managing of a highly specialist caseload using evidence based patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate dietetic interventions in the Mental Health setting
  • To work as part of the EWMH Services multidisciplinary team and establish links with Paediatric multidisciplinary teams to include identification of service improvements and supporting the progression of appropriate strategic developments in Wales.
  • Providing highly specialist clinical advice which contributes to the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients/patients.
  • Supervising and training of specialist Dietitians, new entrants, dietetic assistants, dietetic support workers and student Dietitians on National pre-registration training programme and other healthcare professionals in the field of dietetics for Mental Health patients on a day to day basis.
  • Teaching dietetic principles and specialist clinical skills to a wide range of health professionals, patients and carers.
  • Auditing the specialist area of clinical practice and service delivery using research methodology to improve patient care and present / publish results to promote evidence based practice.

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 role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of current HPC registration. Degree, or equivalent, or post graduate qualification in dietetics Member of the British Dietetic Association or covered by professional indemnity insurance
  • Clinical working with a broad range of patients across a variety of clinical settings. Clinical work in relevant specialist areas. Evidence of on-going CPD.
  • A well-developed portfolio of written and verbal communication skills - ability to communicate highly complex sensitive information Well organised methods of working. Ability to work effectively within a team Clinical Supervisory / Clinical Educator skills
  • Analytical skills Accurate keyboard/nutritional analysis skills Accurate anthropometric measurement skills Behaviour change / motivational interviewing skills. Good time management Good record keeping Advanced clinical reasoning skills Development of nutrition education training skills Effective presentation skills using a variety of teaching methods Prioritisation skills Critical appraisal skills
  • Knowledge of clinical specialist area.


  • Membership of relevant special interest groups Attendance at relevant accredited courses/ conferences Post registration behaviour change training. MSc or evidence of research



  • Knowledge of CAMHS mdt working

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


St Davids Hospital


CF11 9XB

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