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Highly Specialised Dietitian - Adult Mental Health

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Cwmbran - Caerleon House, Cleppa Park (temporary base)
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic Dietitian with excellent team-working skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, working as part of specialist team, supporting a complex and varied caseload of older adults with a number of different nutritional diagnoses?

An opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking, dynamic and well respected Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dietetic team .

The post-holder will have experience of working with individuals with mental illness and will have a compassionate and flexible approach to Dietetic care. They will be encouraged and supported to engage in clinical supervision and ongoing training as part of enhancing their skill set, development and well-being.

Innovative service development, training and education will be central to this role.

As a service we pride ourselves on being a supportive team, promoting staff wellbeing and work life balance. We welcome applicants wishing to discuss opportunities for flexible and remote working.

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

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will lead service development, driven by best practice, up to date research as well as national standards and policies such as the Dementia Action Plan for Wales, All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards and the AHP Dementia Framework for Wales.

Providing support to families and carers will be crucial to the role.The successful candidate will demonstrate a good experience, knowledge and understanding of common mental health conditions and have extensive experience of working in older adult mental health. You will be leading service developments, expected to link in to the relevant national groups and work with a range of agencies such as primary care services, and third sector organisations.

The post-holder will use specialist dietetic knowledge and skills: assessing, planning, and delivering individual and group dietetic interventions across a variety of community, outpatient, hospital and group settings to meet the needs of the service user, their family and carers. They will also provide education, training and expert support to develop the diet and nutrition knowledge and skills of staff.

You will work alongside the older adult multidisciplinary team of nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists and psychiatrists, and contribute to the assessment and care of older adults at different stages of their mental health difficulties including individual, group, community and specialist older adult ward in-patient care.

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 speciality 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. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. 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.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC registration
  • Post Graduate qualification



  • Clinical experience of working with people with mental health conditions
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of,and ability to apply, evidence base in relation to dietetic practice



  • Demonstrates highly developed communication skills
  • Well established clinical problem solving skills

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Ty Gwent, Cwmbran - Caerleon House, Cleppa Park (temporary base)

Cwmbran - Caerleon House, Cleppa Park (temporary base)

NP44 3HR

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