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Advanced Dietitian - Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced Dietitian to join the pulmonary rehabilitation team in SBUHB. The post holder will work alongside a second highly specialist dietitian and two dietetic assistant practitioners to deliver the dietetic service across Neath Port Talbot Bridgend and Swansea. As part of the MDT you will deliver patient focused care in the community including community locations, patients own home and outpatient settings along the patients care pathway.

The post would be suitable for a highly motivated dietitian who already has sound knowledge and experience of working within MDTs. We would like to hear from you if you are willing to learn and utilise transferable skills, able to build collaborative relationships and enjoy working with individuals and groups.

You will be expected to supervise and mentor junior staff, student dietitians and generic support workers. You will support the operational management of the wider MDT in conjunction with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team Manager.

You will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings, interest groups and relevant CPD opportunities.

You will be based in Bridgend but will be expected to cover services across locations throughout the Health Board.

Main duties of the job

  • Management of own complex clinical caseload providing specialist nutrition and dietetic advice in specialty field to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team.
  • Working independently with patients using highly developed communication skills based on negotiation, counselling and behavioural change therapy.
  • Working independently using highly developed communication skills planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based Nutrition and Dietetic interventions
  • Providing expert advice in Pulmonary Rehabilitation within Primary Care e.g. Nutrition support and weight management for a wide range of respiratory outpatients and at home.
  • Liaison with Respiratory consultants and specialist Respiratory Nurses regarding nutritional health and adequacy for Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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.

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

Person Specification



  • B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent.
  • Post registration training in a relevant area.
  • HCPC Registered.


  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification
  • Recognised teaching qualification.
  • Student clinical educators course.



  • MSc or its equivalent level of knowledge +advanced post graduate training/experience in relevant areas.
  • Evidence of a wide variety of clinical knowledge.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice.


  • Knowledge/experience working within pulmonary rehabilitation



  • Experience of working as a Specialist Dietitian in Nutrition and Dietetics within specialist area
  • Experience of a high level specialist knowledge of service delivery in a variety of different settings
  • Experience of specialist knowledge of respiratory medicine and rehabilitation
  • Experience of supervising/ mentoring staff.


  • Experience of policy / service development
  • Experience of strategic planning process.
  • Membership of Special Interest Group of British Dietetic Association



  • Developed counselling skills to use with patient/clients ,carers with highly complex needs Clinical Supervision skills.
  • Group presentation skills and ability to work effectively single handed with individuals.
  • Anthropometric measurement skills using skinfold calipers and hand dynamometry.
  • Developed behaviour change/motivational interviewing skills.


  • Ability to interpret Bioimpedance Analysis appropriately
  • Ability to speak Welsh.

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road


CF31 1RQ

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