• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department in Swansea Bay UHB has an exciting opportunity for an experienced dietitian to join the team supporting the regional renal service. This is a newly funded post which is based in Morriston Hospital. The new post holder will lead the development of the service alongside another full time band 7 dietitian, rotational Band 6 dietitians and a band 5 dietitian. The post is permanent, full time (working 37.5 hours per week).

We are looking for an enthusiastic dietitian with post registration experience in renal nutrition. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to work with a wide range of patients and professionals as part of a multi-professional team, providing high quality care. 

Main duties of the job

Our renal service covers dialysis (haemo dialysis both home and unit and peritoneal dialysis), chronic kidney disease and post-transplant patients outpatients, as well as supporting inpatients on the specialist renal ward. Our dietetic service covers the South West Wales Renal region and will require travel across the area. You will be expected to support the development of band 5 and 6 dietitians who are new to renal as a speciality. Your clinical practices should align with Swansea Bay University Health Board values.

You will have skills in prioritisation and time management and quality improvement, with the ability to work autonomously and flexibly across the setting. You will be given opportunities to assist with service change and development and will also be required to lead on specific tasks, with the support of the Morriston Unit Lead Dietitian.

We offer both departmental and personal CPD time to support your development and share best practice. Our Department is committed to the development of evidenced based practice, research and clinical audit and you will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings both locally and nationally, interest groups and CPD opportunities as well as having an annual appraisal.

We have good support from administrative staff and dietetic support workers.

We are approved for student placements (1, 2 and 3). The Health Board has University status with Colleges of Medicine on site.

Working for our organisation

We believe staff are our best asset and we want 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 or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services – we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and 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 that our 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • B.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered
  • Post registration training in relevant area e.g. Renal specialist group module.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Student Clinical Educators Course
  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification.
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of a wide variety of clinical knowledge
  • MSc or its equivalent level of knowledge +advanced post graduate training/experience in relevant areas.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • 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 supervising/ mentoring staff.
  • Experience of Audit and Quality Improvement Methodology.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of strategic planning process
  • Experience of policy/service development
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Have highly developed organisational skills to be able to set priorities and meet daily deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative in a professional manner under pressure as well as having effective teamwork skills
  • Personal Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

    Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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