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Specialised Paediatric Dietitian

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke On Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa or prorata if less than fulltime
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Following to new funding in Paediatric HDU and service redesign, we have the opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Dietitian to join our team within Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke. You will be responsible for the dietetic care on our Paediatric Intensive care unit, High dependency Unit and lead the delivery of dietetic care to our children's inpatient wards. You will work alongside a supportive MDT and within a team of 12 Paediatric dietitians delivering dietetic services within the specialties of Neonates, Cystic Fibrosis, Gastroenterology, GP clinics, Diabetes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for delivering high quality dietetic care to babies and children who are admitted to Paediatric Intensive care, High Dependency Unit and inpatient wards, You case load will be varied and require advanced dietetic skills in enteral feeding, nutrition support and TPN.

You will support other dietitians, dietetic assistant and student dietitians in their clinical practice,.

You will be the lead dietitian for inpatients and support UHNM chief dietitian to provide and monitor safe nutritional and dietetic care within inpatient children's areas. You will have the opportunity to work with catering colleagues to develop and monitor catering provision to these areas.

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

Please review the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information on the main responsibilities of this role.

Alternatively please contact Stephanie France.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered dietitian (with relevant BSc, postgraduate diploma or masters)
  • oEvidence of continued professional development.

Knowledge and Skills


  • oDemonstrate relevant work experience in paediatric dietetics within the NHS.
  • oExperience as a senior practitioner in specialist paediatric dietetics in an acute setting.
  • Experience in supervision of staff developing in paediatric dietetics


  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary team working and care co-ordination

Personal Qualities


  • oDemonstrate an ability to work within and contribute to a team including developing and maintaining effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • oWillingness to support pre-registration practice training for student dietitians

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke On Trent


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