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Paediatric Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke On Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a paediatric dietitian to lead our well established and valued HEF service for UHNM.

You will work alongside a B6 and Dietetic Assistant to deliver the service to children in the community, while being based at the Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke.

The Paediatric Dietetic team has 12 team members and delivers a range of specialities including Gastroenterology, Neonates, CF, Diabetes as well as specialised inpatient and general outpatient care.

You will join a wider team of over 60 dietitians and dietetic assistants.

We welcome all enquiries and would consider a hybrid role/some remote working for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

This post leads the highly specialised dietetic input to the paediatric Home Enteral Tube Feeding Service . The post holder is key member of the multidisciplinary teams which support babies, children and teenagers and their families/ carers who are home tube fed.

To provide dietetic care for the management of children with a variety of conditions who require tube feeding at home to provide expert and highly specialised skills, knowledge and advice in this area.

To lead the dietetic HEF team in the development, organisation and delivery of care within this area

To support the paediatric team lead in delivery of the children's services at UHNM

To provide highly specialist dietetic input to support children who require tube feeding.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Lead the provision of a comprehensive and high quality paediatric dietetic service for both inpatients (where appropriate) and outpatients, working to agreed standards, policies and procedures.

To provide support to the development, implementation and audit of dietetic protocols and pathways for infants and children with specialties.

Providing highly specialist advice for dietitians locally, regionally and nationally.

Produce and implement policies, evidence based protocols and guidelines on behalf of UHNM. To give specialist advice and participate in service development including pathways of care and clinical policies to optimise service provision.

To provide dietetic input to the Multidisciplinary team and provide a safe, evidence based and cost effective advanced nutrition service to paediatric patients within the Trust

Maintenance of close liaison with parents or carers, speciality team, catering staff, nursing and medical staff, community health professionals, schools and other workers.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registered Dietitian



  • Demonstrate relevant work experience in paediatric dietetics within the NHS.
  • Experience as a Enhanced practitioner in paediatric dietetics including home enteral feeding.
  • Demonstrates evidence of MDT working including leading decision making and care coordination
  • Demonstrate relevant experience of developing and delivering services related to dietetics


  • Experience of working in different clinical settings
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan workload for assistants (dietetic and generic) and provide supervision

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate an ability to work within and contribute to a team including developing and maintaining effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke On Trent


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