Clinical Lead Dietitian in Adult Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. 0.8wte - 30hrs / week, open to flexible working.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic dietitian with a keen interest in mental health dietetics and team working, to clinically lead the delivery of high quality, impactful nutrition and dietetics as an integral part of adult mental health and learning disability services. You will be joining an evolving and dynamic mental health team with recent expansion in eating disorder services, and be fully integrated with, and supported by the wider nutrition and dietetic service.
You will benefit from good digital equipment and support, a well established dietetic service structure and will be joining a dynamic, friendly and supportive team. Relocation support may be available (dependent on your current location).
Main duties of the job
Provide Health Board wide clinical leadership in the delivery of the Nutrition & Dietetic service for adult mental health and learning disabilities.Develop and maintain clinical standards in line with best practice, working collaboratively with the wider dietetic leadership team to deliver excellent nutrition and dietetic care for people with mental health needs, or learning disabilities.Manage a highly complex and specialist caseload working autonomously and as an integral member of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.Enable team members to manage caseloads effectively and efficiently, facilitate team working and support consistent standards of best practice.As the dietetic expert, take a lead role as appropriate in the development and implementation of nutrition related policy, guidelines, protocol, pathways, standards and services, working with the wider MDT as required.Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of dietetic services in adult mental health and learning disability.
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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o 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;o 48 general practices (four 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;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;o 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
If you would like to discuss this role and get to know more about our nutrition and dietetic team and what it's like working with us - please give us a call.
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 05/10/2022.
Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
- Recognised degree in dietetics
- HCPC registered dietitian
- Accredited post graduate study relevant or transferrable to clinical area at Masters level or equivalent
- Completed Clinical Supervisory Skills training
- Demonstrates advanced level of clinical knowledge within the specialist field of adult mental health / learning disability gained through attendance on specialist courses / advanced training / experiential learning
- Established clinical problem-solving skills
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills
- Established critical appraisal skills
- Good knowledge of current and emerging evidence base, national and professional policy and guidance in relation to adult mental health / learning disability
- Masters level qualification relevant to role
- Completed formal motivational interviewing training
- Consolidated paediatric dietetic knowledge
- Supplementary prescriber
- Trained in the delivery of evidence based therapeutic Interventions / programs of care
- Other professional, technical or academic qualification which relate to dietetic practice in adult mental health or learning disability
- Broad, well established dietetic practice
- Extensive dietetic experience of working with people with mental health diagnoses / learning disability
- Demonstrable clinical leadership
- Delegation to registered and unregistered 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
- Experience of leading service improvement / quality improvement
- Experience of leading community multi-agency projects or developments
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