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COVID-19 Vacancy Enteral Nutrition Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Enteral Feeding
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001-NMR453-0722
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital of Wales
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/08/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity as a Hospital Nutrition Nurse Specialist to work within the adult dietetic service, in the field of enteral feeding, predominantly based at the University Hospital of Wales supporting inpatient and specialist regional outpatient services.  Although the vacancy is in the enteral nutrition nurse team, the option to support the parenteral nutrition nursing team is also available if the successful candidate wishes.  The successful candidate will be required to provide cover to inpatient sites across the UHB, therefore travel around the UHBs hospitals is necessary as part of the role remit.

The Nutrition and Dietetic service supports a flexible approach to working patterns dependent on and ensuring clinical requirements of the service are met.  Interested candidates must have good communication skills, enjoy MDT working and have a solution focused approach to service development. Experience of enteral nutrition including feeding tube management, NG and NJ tubes, nasal bridles, gastrostomies and jejunostomies is desirable but not essential. Training to competence in all areas is possible on starting in post.  

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will engage with MDTs, ward rounds and board rounds as appropriate, working to integrate and establish positive working relationships.  Key working relationships will be with the Cardiff and Vale Health Board Nutrition Support team, Clinical nurse specialists, Community Nursing and Dietetic teams as well as the hospital-based Dietitians. Excellent communication skills, a practical, forward thinking approach to service development and evaluation, and the ability to work in a team are essential for this role.

You will work within a friendly and highly skilled department and have numerous opportunities for professional and personal development. You will be actively involved in the research, audit and the Quality and Safety agenda of the department and UHB.

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

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main 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 criteria
  • nursing degree or equivalent qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post-qualification education nutrition/EF related

skills

Essential criteria
  • Skills in education/training
  • Communication
  • Leadership
Desirable criteria
  • Recent EN skills

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Acute experience
Desirable criteria
  • PN/EN experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sarah Galliford
Job title
Enteral Lead Nutrition Nurse
Email address
sarah.galliford@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920746393
Additional information