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Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Paediatric Dietetic team at Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced paediatric dietitian who is looking to increase their skills within specialist areas whilst continuing to build on their general experience. You will need to be passionate about working with children and have post registration NHS experience.

We are a friendly and supportive team of 25 highly regarded paediatric dietitians and dietetic assistants who are integral members of numerous MDTs. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services. The team input into many specialist areas including NICU, SCBU, PICU, Ketogenics, Gastroenterology, Obesity, Oncology, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Allergy, HEF, Eating Disorders, HPN as well as general paediatric cover. In your role you will be supported and supervised by a Band 7 Paediatric Dietitian and also work alongside other dietitians within specialities.

As a team we are committed to training and development. We facilitate this through a variety of ways including regular CPD sessions, shadowing opportunities, tutorials, specialist areas skill passports, and clinical supervision. We also take an active role in student training alongside the wider dietetic department.

Main duties of the job

To act as part of the dietetic team and in conjunction with existing paediatric dietitians provide specialist dietetic services to the Addenbrooke's Children's Services and other external agencies and hospitals as appropriate.

To work within a multi professional framework and contribute to a first class service through evidence based clinical practice, management, education, research and audit. To set and work toward individual and team objectives that reflect corporate plans and work within the clinical governance framework.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The closing date is 27 November 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • State registered dietitian
  • Appropriate degree/diploma to post graduate level such as Diploma in Advanced Dietetic practice or equivalent level of knowledge or experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Training/further study
  • BDA Paediatric Group Member
  • Working towards Masters in Paediatric Practice



  • Demonstrate good general experience
  • Genuine interest in paediatrics
  • Proven development work
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching


  • Paediatric Experience
  • MDT work
  • Student training experience
  • Talks and Group work



  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Up to date with current issues in dietetics including current paediatric topics


  • Appreciates own limitations



  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a team and demonstrates potential to work on own initiative
  • Time management skills, organised and able to manage a busy workload
  • Be prepared to deal with sensitive issues
  • Be able to concentrate through occasionally distressing and emotional interviews
  • Able to convey complex ideas in easily understood language.
  • Be able to function in clinical situations with many people present.


  • Computer literate, knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel

Additional Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the HCPC standards
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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