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Paediatric Dietitian

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a career developing opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated dietitian to join our paediatric dietetic team. Previous experience in this speciality is not essential and we are encouraging applications from those who may be considering specialising in Paediatrics

You will be a part of an award winning, proactive dietetic department at The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust in Guildford. As an integral member of the MDT, you will have the opportunity to gain experience and develop your skills in the dietetic management of paediatric patients in a supportive environment with peer supervision and on the job training.

We are looking for someone who has good rapport with patients and staff and has an interest in Paediatrics. You will join our dietetic team at The Royal Surrey County Hospital. The post covers general paediatric inpatient and outpatient work. We need a team player who takes pride in providing an efficient and effective dietetic service. You should have high-level communication skills, be effective in multidisciplinary team working and be able to deliver both group education and individual interventions. You will have the opportunity to be involved in audits and other service development initiatives within the dietetic department.

Main duties of the job

You will join a forward thinking dietetic team who focuses on research and audit to promote clinically effective patient care. We also undertake the training of A, B and C placement students. This is an excellent opportunity in a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

If you are an HCPC registered dietitian looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in a new specialty and within a friendly and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide clinical paediatric dietetic support to inpatients and outpatients, including direct access GP referrals to dietitian led clinics at The Royal Surrey Hospital.

To provide a nutrition and dietetic service for inpatients and outpatients referred for paediatric dietetic support across the Trust. The post holder will work with another specialist paediatric dietitian, to support patients admitted to the paediatric ward and SCBU and provide dietetic input to relevant MDTs, and support for other Health Professionals in the Royal Surrey and surrounding Healthcare Units.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Dietetics or equivalent and registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Evidence of post-graduate learning and CPD


  • Post-graduate qualification
  • Member of the British Dietetics Association
  • Membership of specialist groups, e.g. Paediatric, DISC
  • Car driver with clean current driving licence

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of experience in a variety of dietetic cases and situations
  • Evidence of MDT work
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations


  • Post qualification experience including paediatrics
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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