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Senior Paediatric Dietitian Gastroeneterology

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Paediatric Dietitian to work in our busy and friendly team providing support to patients under the Gastroenterology service. You will be working as part of the MDT alongside Band 8a, Band 6 Dietitians and Dietetic assistants and will benefit from the support of a team of adminstrative staff.

We are looking for an experienced Paediatric Dietitian who has a wide range of post registration paediatric experience gained in an acute setting. You should also have experience of supervising staff and service development. Experience of managing Paediatric Gastroenterology patients and those on Parenteral Nutrition is desirable but not essential as we will provide training for the right candidate. What is essential is that you have either completed masters module(s) in paediatric Dietetics, or are working at an equivalent level, having gained knowledge and skills through experience, and that you are highly motivated and passionate about working in our Trust and within the Gastroenterology service .

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialist and comprehensive Dietetic service to patients under the care of the Gastroenterology service, who require nutritional intervention. This will include creation, implementation and monitoring of specialist feeding plans and therapeutic diets, dietetic and nutritional assessment and biochemical monitoring, education of children, young people and their families, and training and educating HCPs in Paediatric Dietetics. The post holder should continually evaluate outcomes and implement clinical and service changes to optimise outcomes for their patients. They should ensure they are delivering evidence based practice and be responsible for maintain competence, actively seeking and participating in CPD

The post holder will also be responsible for providing clinical leadership and supervision to Band 6 Paediatric Dietitians, Band 3 Assistants and student Dietitians.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Nutrition/ Dietetic degree
  • HCPC registered as a Dietitian
  • Completion of Masters level Paediatric Dietetics module(s) or equivalent knowledge gained through work based experience and learning
  • Extensive Post registration experience of managing a wide range of complex Paediatric patients
  • Previous experience of supervising staff
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to Paediatric dietetics
  • Experience of service development
  • Evidence of ability to work to Trust values
  • Able to sustain attendance at work and provide evidence of ability to work flexibly
  • Motivated and organised
  • Ability to analyse biochemical, clinical and nutritional information to inform a treatment plan


  • Experience of managing Paediatric Gastroenterology patients
  • Experience of managing Paediatric patients on parenteral nutrition

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust



Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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