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Band 7 - Paediatric Dietitian, WACS

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pro rata including 5% High Cost Allowance
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
This is an opportunity for a Paediatric Dietitian with an interest in Diabetes to join our team of three Paediatric Dietitians to cover a 1-year fixed term maternity Post.

We cover a range of specialism's including neonates, cystic fibrosis, allergy and gastroenterology.

We are a team of 17 Dietitians including adults and paeds covering a range of inpatient wards at Watford General Hospital.

You will lead and develop the Paediatric Diabetes service and within multidisciplinary setting to enable the provision of best practice.

The post holder will be involved in specialist clinics, group education sessions and will act as a source of expertise. The clinics are currently held on Tuesday at Hemel Hempstead Hospital and Friday at Watford General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The department is involved in the training and supervision of student dietitians and the training of other healthcare professionals.

There are also opportunities for course funding both externally and through the department's links with the University of Hertfordshire.

We are committed to providing a quality service, promoting evidence based practice, audit and CPD. There are opportunities for training and development, together with regular journal clubs and study sessions.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide advanced paediatric service to paediatric inpatients, outpatients and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Watford General Hospital. Working as part of the multidisciplinary paediatric team provide shared care for patients with the relevant tertiary specialist centres.

To provide advanced paediatric Diabetes service to inpatients, outpatients and in the community working as part of the multidisciplinary paediatric team.

To provide specialist nutrition and dietetic advice in paediatric diabetes to medical, health care professionals and other agencies.

To provide expert dietary advice to paediatric diabetes patients on insulin pumps.

To provide expert assessment, management and education for patients requiring specialist dietetic and nutrition intervention by using evidence based practice and conforming to best practice guidelines for paediatric Diabetes.

To plan, coordinate and evaluate Dietetic service provision to Paediatrics Diabetes making recommendation for service development where appropriate.

To plan, deliver and evaluate formal and informal training within paediatric diabetes to audiences of other health care professionals, staff and patients, including internal and external study days.

To lead in research and development in paediatric Diabetes by initiating, planning and undertaking clinical audits/research projects to evaluate and develop the specialist dietetic service and produce evidence based resources, protocols, policies and guidelines.

To work as integral part of acute paediatric Dietetic team in ensuring that paediatric service is fully covered over the periods of leave.

To provide shared care for patients with tertiary specialist centres and community Home Enteral Feeding team. Liaising with appropriate teams to ensure safe transfer of care takes place between the centres.

To provide paediatric out-patient service to patients referred by consultants (including on-call service) and GPs

To provide specialist reports for children who are on the Child Protection register and to teams supporting vulnerable children as requested.

To provide expert advice to GPs, Health Visitors and Community Childrens Nurses as required.

To provide education and training to Dietitians, Dietetic students and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) in nutrition and dietetic specialities to facilitate continuous learning and development.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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