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Dietitian/Nutritionist

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Newport
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for the opportunity to support improving people's lives through good nutrition, focusing on prevention and improving the health and wellbeing of future generations.

You will be delivering training to the public on healthy eating on a budget. You will also up-skill community practitioners and volunteers working with families and children in food and nutrition. This will enable them to support population improvements in diet and enable children to have the best start in life. You will be a key part of the Nutrition Skills for Life team and supporting community nutrition initiatives.

This is a key service to support Wales with its 'healthier weight healthier Wales initatives.

The post holder will contribute to the provision of high-quality food and nutrition education and capacity building as part of the Nutrition Skills for Life programme within ABUHB. They will participate in the achievement of the Health Board's mission and quality objectives by providing high quality, safe, efficient and effective Nutrition/Dietetic services within available resources and in accordance with their registration and Code of Practice of the BDA/ Association for Nutrition (UKVRN).

Applicants must be dietitians registered with the HCPC or graduate Nutritionists registered with Association for Nutrition.

Main duties of the job

Deliver accredited nutrition courses for community-based staff and volunteers working with a range of groups. This involves the recruitment, planning, implementation and evaluation of courses to ultimately benefit service users.

Work as a member of the Public Health Dietetics team and within multi-agency teams liaising with and advising others in relation to specific client's needs by implementing food and nutrition (level 2) course delivery

Use Public Health Nutrition/ Dietetic knowledge and skills, underpinned by current evidence-based practice, to help manage delivery of accredited nutrition programmes in partnership with members of the Dietetic Service and multiagency teams as appropriate.

Provide effective planning, implementation and evaluation of accredited courses ensuring individuals access accurate nutrition messages and seek advice/refer/signpost to alternative professionals, agencies and services as appropriate.

Work closely with service users, carers and families demonstrate empathy with service users, carers, families and colleagues to ensure that effective communication is achieved, particularly where barriers to understanding exist.

Use motivational skills to work with groups / carers to engage them in adopting healthier eating practices, working with families / carers / others to offer support where appropriate

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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.

This post is fixed term/secondment for 6 months to meet the needs of the service. If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised qualification degree/equivalent in Dietetics/Nutrition
  • HCPC registered dietitian or equivalent Registered Nutritionist - UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN
  • Understanding of factors influencing local population
  • Ability to plan tasks, priority setting and meeting deadlines
  • Evidence of excellent oral & written communication skills


Desirable

  • Evidence of experience working with a range of patients as dietetic / nutritonist student
  • Evidence of applying presentation / teaching skills into practice


Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of CPD e.g. portfolio
  • Demonstrates an understanding of community work


Desirable

  • Experience of working with community food and health projects/ Previous experience within relevant area


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds


Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Address

Cleppa Park

Coed Kernew

Newport

NP10 8BA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

040-AHP198-0624

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