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Clinical Lead Acute Nutrition Support (Critical Care)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint an Experienced Band 7 Dietitian and Clinical lead with a passion for acute Nutrition support and Critical care.

This role is an opportunity to operationally lead and support a team of Dietitian's and Assistant practitioners to proactively manage acute referrals while also delivering a dietetic service to our Level 3 Critical care unit. You will join a team of hard-working and dedicated Dietitians, Nutrition specialist nurses and will work closely with other operational clinical leads across our health board sites and our strategic lead for Malnutrition.

As a service we are well respected and strive to provide the best possible patient care. For 2 years running we have been awarded the BAPEN national award for Top Nutritional Screeners! We are a friendly, compassionate and innovative team and encourage leadership and transformation at all levels. As a member of our team you will be fully supported in your role, you will be provided with a PADR (Performance Appraisal Development Review) within the first 6 months of employment to ensure that we support and meet your development needs. You will also be provided with a robust induction as we appreciate how important this to new members of the team.

Main duties of the job

Clinically leads the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of best practice in relation to acute nutrition support and Critical Care.

Clinically leads the development and delivery of education and training in relation to acute nutrition support and Critical Care.

Acts as the operational on site lead for acute nutritional support supporting the team with daily caseload prioritisation and ensuring effective delegation to Dietetic support workers.

Line manages and clinically supervises delegated nutrition and dietetic staff ensuring consistent evidence based standards of care and effective multi-disciplinary working.

Leads the development and implementation of nutrition and dietetic related guidance and standards, resources, training and education in area of expertise and ensure effective integration across programmes of work in relation to acute nutrition support and critical care.

Manages a caseload of highly complex individuals requiring complex nutrition support (level 3 critical care unit).

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

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 11,000 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 10/07/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Recognised Degree in Dietetics
  • Accredited post graduate study relevant to clinical area at Masters level or equivalent
  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Demonstrates advanced level of clinical knowledge within the specialist field gained through attendance on specialist courses / advanced training
  • Established clinical problem solving skills
  • Completed Clinical Supervisory skills training
  • Established critical appraisal skills
  • Knowledge of current and emerging evidence base, national and professional policy and guidance in relation to acute nutrition support


  • Masters level qualification relevant to specialist area of the role
  • Completed formal motivational interviewing training
  • Other professional, technical or academic qualification which relate to clinical practice or clinical leadership



  • Broad, well established dietetic practice
  • Extensive experience of adult nutritional support, clinically assisted nutrition
  • Demonstrable clinical leadership
  • Delegation to qualified and non qualified staff
  • Significant experience of leading multi-professional / multi-disciplinary team working
  • Service development / quality improvement
  • Leading clinical audit
  • Delivering or supporting practice / service change
  • Delivering clinical supervision
  • Active engagement with student training


  • Experience of project management
  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Experience in research

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwilli General Hospital

Dolgwilli Road


SA31 2AF

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