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Highly Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to offer the opportunity for someone with a passion for paediatric dietetics to join our team! This is a new post with part of the role newly funded to develop a service to the neonatal outreach team. You will also work as part of the team supporting children who receive enteral tube feeding, faltering growth, oral nutrition support, gastroenterology and other clinical conditions impacting on the young person's nutritional status.

We are looking for an enthusiastic dietitian with excellent communication skills. Our team have close working relationships with paediatricians, children's community nurses, health visitors, specialist nurses, paediatric speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

This is a permanent, full time role. The post will be based in Morriston Hospital but you will be required to work across the Health Board attending clinics in Singleton Hospital and Community visits as needed.

Main duties of the job

You will draw on your experience of working with infants/children receiving enteral tube feeding and oral feeding to autonomously manage your caseload, providing a high standard of assessment and management. Experience of working with preterm infants is preferred but is not essential as training and support will be provided.

You will take support the supervision and mentoring of junior members of staff, Placement 1, 2 and 3 student dietitians and support workers and assistant practitioners, delegating duties as necessary and providing the appropriate level of support at all times.

We offer both departmental and personal CPD time to support your development and share best practice. Our Department is committed to the development of evidenced based practice, research and clinical audit and you will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings, interest groups and CPD opportunities as well as having an annual appraisal.

We have good support from administrative staff and Dietetic Assistants. The Health Board has University status with Colleges of Medicine on site.

Although this is a full time position, candidates wishing to work reduced hours/part time will be considered and we are happy to discuss this position with interested candidates. Please contact for more information.

You can follow us on Twitter @SBUHBDietetics

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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



  • B.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered
  • Post registration training in relevant area


  • Student Clinical Educators Course
  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification.



  • Evidence of a wide variety of clinical knowledge
  • MSc or its equivalent level of knowledge +advanced post graduate training/experience in relevant areas.



  • Experience of working as a Specialist Dietitian in Nutrition and Dietetics within specialist area.
  • Experience of specialist knowledge including Management of Common Paediatric disorders such as food allergy, faltering growth, enteral tube feeding and oral nutrition support
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring staff.
  • Experience of Audit and Quality Improvement Methodology.


  • Experience of strategic planning process
  • Experience of policy/service development

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Have highly developed organisational skills to be able to set priorities and meet daily deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative in a professional manner under pressure as well as having effective teamwork skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital

Heol Maes Eglwys



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