Band 7 Gastroenterology Dietitian

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 pro rata per annum inclusive
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Dietitian to work within the friendly and welcoming Gastroenterology team.

The Gastroenterology service at GOSH provides tertiary and quaternary care for patients with intestinal failure, motility disorders, early onset inflammatory bowel disease and complex gastrointestinal food allergy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly specialised dietitians providing a quality clinical service to in- and outpatients across the paediatric age range in all the above clinical areas. We work very closely with the MDT and our patient's families to provide evidence based, patient centred nutritional advice and treatment.We are looking for a dynamic individual with either previous paediatric Gastroenterology experience or substantial general paediatric experience who wants to further develop their skills and become a Specialist Dietitian within this area. You will have the opportunity to support the 8a Clinical lead dietitians develop their services and will be expected to have their own clinical areas of work to manage.

If you would like further information please contact Lauren Arpe, Team Lead for the Gastroenterology dietetic service 0207 405 9200 x 0143 or Lucy Jackman, Clinical Lead for Motility and GI Allergy 0207 405 9200 x 5032

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and quality dietetic service for both inpatients and outpatients working to agreed standards, policies and procedures within the blood, cells and cancer service.
  • Using specialised knowledge to manage a caseload of patients with different conditions, under the care of the blood, cells and cancer teams
  • Assessment of the patient's needs and making clinical decisions regarding the necessary nutritional support and dietary interventions for all children in the caseload taking into account their diet history, growth and biochemical parameters and any relevant drug treatments.
  • Development and updating of diet sheets and other educational resources for patients and healthcare professionals both within and outside the Trust
  • Close liaison with the diet service technicians and tasks to support the operation and functions of the Special Feeds Unit and Diet Kitchen
  • Preparation of teaching and participation in departmental study days for student dietitians participation in training student dietitians on clinical placements
  • Preparation and participation in teaching dietetic and other healthcare colleagues outside the Trust e.g. Paediatric Update events, post-graduate Paediatric Dietetics Masters modules.
  • Freedom to act interpreting the Health Professions Council code of conduct and working to all agreed standards, policies and procedures within the department and the Trust

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks.

Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent post-graduate qualification
  • Registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council


  • Further degree e.g. Post-graduate Dietetics Masters Modules



  • Post-registration experience working in general dietetics
  • Significant experience working in clinical paediatrics at band 6/7 level
  • General paediatric dietetics


  • Knowledge of specialist paediatric dietetic within the clinical areas of Gastroenterology & intestinal rehabilitation



  • Ability to contribute to the development of dietetic practice
  • Good written and oral presentation and communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of specialist paediatric dietetic within the clinical areas of Gastroenterology & intestinal rehabilitation


  • Experience in research/audit/teaching

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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