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Specialist Macmillan Head and Neck Dietitian

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 pro rata per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and highly motivated Dietitian to provide specialist Dietetic services to Head and Neck Cancer patients across Cwm Taf Morgannwg. Supervised by an experienced Head and Neck Dietetic Lead, the post holder will hold a defined caseload of inpatients and outpatients with complex clinical needs. The successful candidate will be an active member of a supportive and well-established MDT, and will work closely with Speech Therapy and Clinical Nurse Specialist colleagues. The service is also fortunate to be supported by a Band 4 Dietetic/Speech Therapy Assistant Practitioner. The post is based in The Royal Glamorgan Hospital and will also provide in reach services to the Princess of Wales as well as supporting the acute Dietetics team at Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

The successful candidate will share our values and vision of an integrated acute dietetic team. You will be joining a forward thinking group of dietitians who are part of a dynamic Dietetic Department of over 90 dietitians and support staff.

The department enjoys a high profile both within the wider Therapies team and across the Health Board and has good clerical and I.T. support. The department fully encourages continuing professional development. With protected sessions in job plans we actively support staff to participate and share learning opportunities and experiences.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/client centred principles, (e.g. nutrition support and enteral feeding).
  • To assess, plan, evaluate and implement Dietetic interventions in specialist inpatients, outpatient clinics and community care settings and including community visits and education sessions at community facilities.
  • To implement aspects of the treatment plan with autonomy, taking sole responsibility for the patient's safety when undertaking community work.
  • To work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • To maintain clinical records in accordance with legal requirements and professional standards.
  • To develop skills and knowledge through continued personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrates at all times, personal behaviour congruent with professional status.
  • To promote and represent the Department and Organisation both internally and externally to the organisation and provide colleagues with professional advice and opinion in a professional manner.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

This is an exciting time for AHPs in CTMUHB - a time of exciting and progressive change, a time where we are looking for visionary team members at all levels to guide and implement this change.

We are creating innovative offers of assessment, advice and intervention, building strong integrated teams and designing a seamless pathway for our patients with our patients.

Your wellbeing matters to us and we are proud of the work our wellbeing champions do across therapies and the range of activities that are on offer.

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.

Person Specification



  • BSc. Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent Dietetic Degree/Qualification with state registration.
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council.



  • Evidence of postgraduate study to Diploma level or relevant CPD in specialist clinical area.
  • Knowledge of current reports and publications underpinning this post.
  • Aware of Current developments in Dietetic practice.


  • Behaviour modification training or motivational interviewing training and or skills.



  • Behaviour modification training or motivational interviewing training and or skills.
  • Postgraduate clinical experience, including this area of specialty
  • Experience of successful multi-disciplinary team working.



  • Ability to travel throughout Community and UHB sites in a timely manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Royal Glamorgan Hospital



CF72 8XR

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