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Highly Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Part Time
Working across the three main hospital sites and in the local community to support the team lead dietitian to co-ordinate a nutrition and dietetic service for children and ensure high standards of care in line with evidence based practice and national guidelines. To work as an essential part of the paediatric diabetes team to support children and families. To provide dietetic support to the neonatal caseload both inpatient and community. To manage a delegated caseload of children with diabetes.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to provide highly specialist support to the paediatric diabetes team and patients.

You will be responsible for supporting the level 1 neonatal ward at Basingstoke hospital once per week, carry out a monthly dietetic neonatal clinic and manage a caseload of community neonatal patients.

You will need to support the dietetic team with general paediatric inpatient and outpatient care.

Undertake regular service review and development including audit, patient satisfaction surveys and course evaluations.

To maintain a high professional standard within acceptable protocols and national legislation, policies and standards for the Trust.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the team lead dietitian to co-ordinate a nutrition and dietetic service for children across north Hampshire.
  • To be responsible for regular service review through audit and patient surveys, driving changes that improve patient care.
  • To manage a delegated caseload of children with diabetes. This will involve lone working in the community setting.
  • To be responsible for reviewing the neonatal ward and completing a weekly nutrition round alongside the speech and language therapist.
  • To manage a community caseload and monthly clinic of neonatal patients.
  • To participate in the training of student dietitians.
  • Provide some annual leave cover for general paediatric dietitians on the paediatric wards.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • BSc nutrition and dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registered
  • Post registration qualification(s) in field of paediatrics, diabetes and neonates


  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Member of relevant special interest group
  • Project management learning and/or development

Experience & Knowledge


  • Significant experience in working in paediatrics, diabetes and neonates
  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD) clearly recorded for professional profile
  • A broad awareness and understanding of current health issues and to demonstrate a good understanding of DOH plans and recent initiatives
  • Awareness of local and national agenda within the paediatric diabetes


  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship including, employee relations, performance, conduct and training needs analysis

Skills & Ability


  • Highly self-motivated. Possesses high work standards, helps others to set attainable goals, wants to improve, to be more effective and efficient measures progress against targets.
  • Organisational and ongoing planning skills including own workload
  • Advanced communication skills including the ability to communicate complex, sensitive or confidential information in an appropriate manner to liaise effectively to understand and disseminate multifaceted information
  • Flexibility. Able to adapt to ensure achievement of objectives within constantly changing situations and environments

Other specific requirements


  • Should be willing to work flexible hours on occasion
  • Access to own vehicle, which can be insured for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


North Hampshire Hospital

Aldermaston Road


RG24 9NA

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