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Senior Dietitian

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Newport
Salary
£28,834 to £43,257 per annum (Annex 21 at 75% can be considered)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Dietitian with a strong interest in Community Dietetics & Public Health to work as part of the ABUHB Community Dietetics Team. We are an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team with a strong ethos of mentoring and development.

The post holder will support, develop and deliver the specialist dietetic services as part of the Community Dietetic Team. The post holder will be expected to offer dietetic clinics, group sessions and provide specialist care to a wide variety of patients within community settings. The individual gain an in-depth knowledge of the management of patients within this specialist area. The below specialist areas will form part of the successful candidates work plan
  • Diabetes group education
  • General Dietetic Clinics
  • Care home nutrition support
  • Public health education
  • Supporting patients within Community hospitals
  • Domiciliary patient visits

The post holder will require advanced communication skills including motivational interviewing to provide a specialist service for the patients as well as being able to effectively report on the service to key stakeholders.

The team offer some Agile & flexible working options as part of the role.

This is a band 6 role for those to who it applies, a 12 month developmental role could be considered to support advancement from a band 5 into a band 6 role within the team, using Annex 21 at 75%.

Main duties of the job

Below is an outline of some main duties
  • To plan and prioritise own patient workload.
  • Assessment of individual patients' nutritional status, requirements and intake incorporating complex data including medical history,
  • Assimilation of information in the context of the individual's personal, social and clinical circumstances to provide appropriate and achievable nutritional treatment.
  • Implementation and monitoring of appropriate nutritional support to those patients not meeting their nutritional requirements.
  • Effective communication of relevant information and specialist advice to patients, parent/carers, relatives and healthcare professionals, to ensure understanding of condition and treatment.
  • Use of behaviour modification techniques, counselling and negotiation skills to agree appropriate goals and follow up arrangements.
  • To use communication, empathy and reassurance skills to foster long term good relationships with patients/carers to build trusting patient/Dietitian interactions .
  • Provide nutritional information as part of the formulation and review of inpatient care plans in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Communicate appropriately with relevant health and social care professionals regarding planned treatment, progress and discharge of patients to ensure dietary treatment is integrated into overall care and treatment plans.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bsc Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Demonstration of a sound knowledge of current evidence based practice


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • Able to develop and plan tasks & set priorities to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates MDT working
  • Excellent Communication skills


Desirable

  • Speak Welsh


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant Experience working in group & 1 to 1 settings


Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Address

Ty Gwent (Temp base Cleppa Park)

Coed Kernew

Newport

NP10 8BA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

040-AHP211-0724

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