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Community Dietitian

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Milford Haven
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT FOR 12 MONTHS (01.04.25) DUE TO MATERNITY COVER

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.

Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic Dietitian with excellent team-working skills? An opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking and dynamic Dietetic community team across Hywel Dda to address malnutrition as part of our Malnutrition business case. The service has received significant investment in addressing malnutrition and as a result, this post offers an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with the wider community team to address malnutrition in the community setting as well as supporting exciting and innovative project work such as self-screening for malnutrition, virtual clinics, digital platforms and new ways of working.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will carry a complex caseload of community nutritional support patients and will also engage with multi-professional GP led team meetings to embed nutritional care and provide expert nutritional advice and support to the wider team on nutritional screening, referral pathwaysand nutritional care planning. Training and education will be a key part of this role. This post offers the ability for agile home working balanced with the opportunity to be based on site (at least one day per week). The post holder will undertake community visits, attend MDT meetings and attendanywhere or face to face clinics.

As a service we pride ourselves on being a supportive team and 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.

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

The post is based in Pembrokeshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by a breathtaking coastline, ideal for lovers of outdoor pursuits and of sea water activities. We also have our own theatre, cinemas and fantastic restaurants throughout the County. Once you have lived hereyou will never want to leave!

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 1/8/2024

Person Specification

Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Flexible approach to needs of the service


Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential

  • Recognised Degree in Dietetics with state registration
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of attendance on accredited specialist courses and or advanced training in relation to dietetics at postgraduate diploma level
  • Demonstrates consolidated clinical dietetic knowledge and skills in the field of adult dietetics
  • Has developed specialist knowledge as evidenced by dietetics qualification and additional formal learning / demonstrable experience in adult acute and community dietetics
  • Skills in behavioural approaches including motivational interviewing
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of, and ability to apply, evidence base in relation to dietetic practice and development of practice.
  • Critical appraisal skills : knowledge of current and emerging evidence base, national and professional policy, guidance and best practice in the delivery and development of the specialist area of dietitic work
  • Well established clinical problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates effective organisational skills including prioritisation of workload, effective caseload management
  • Well established teaching and presentation skills


Desirable

  • Clinical supervisory skills training
  • Other professional, technical or academic qualification which relate to area of clinical Dietetic practice
  • ECDL


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate clinical experience in adult dietetics
  • Experience of working in acute, community and outpatient settings to deliver dietetic care
  • Experience of delivering training and educational sessions to staff and group education to patients.
  • Evidence of working as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Evidence of involvement in development work in dietetic services e.g. audit, implementing a change in practice, delivering a new dietetic intervention
  • Experience of clinical audit


Desirable

  • Experience of delegating work to and supporting/ supervising support workers/ students/ junior dietetic staff
  • Experience of service change
  • Experience of research
  • Experience of delivering project work


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Milford Haven Health Centre

Yorke Street

Milford Haven

SA73 2LL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-AHP043-0324-B

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