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Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa incl. HCAS (outer)
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian-Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of the Dietetics service at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust for a Specialist Paediatric Dietitian. The CHS Dietetics provides service for acute, community, paediatrics and LD services. We friendly, forward thinking team of 14 dietitians and 2 dietetic assistants and admin support, committed to providing high quality effective care. This post offers the ideal opportunity to work within a small team of paediatric dietitians. The post holder will be based with the dietetic service and will have strong connections and working relationships with the paediatric community services.

Personal qualities we value are, are initiative, flexibility, working autonomously, and a proven track record of embracing, and working through change.We have a strong student training programme, and the paediatric dietitians provide much needed placement experience to our student dietitians. As a band 7 dietitian you would undertake audits, service improvement & review/develop nutrition and dietetic policies as required. As a specialist paediatric dietitian, you will be encouraged to play an active role in the Trust's Nutrition Task Force.
Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

This post will provide specialist nutrition and dietetic service for children , with specialist medical nutritional needs. The post is a great opportunity to work with the acute and community paediatric services. This includes link with the hospital neonatal team, allergy service, community nurses, school nurses and learning disabilities dietitian. The post holder would be responsible for MDT clinics for children on home enteral feeding, mostly in outpatient settings. This would be a mix between schools and Croydon University Hospital. Although not very frequent, there might occasional need for home visit. The post holder will be assigned to deliver paediatric general outpatient clinics, and will have opportunities to train in and cover allergy service and share inpatient caseload as required.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached description of full duties and responsibilities. Also please see attached the person specification

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and/or training


  • BSC in Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current registration as Dietitian with HCPC
  • Post graduate training in paediatric Dietetics


  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Obesity Specialist Group
  • Study in behavioural therapy



  • Proven clinical experience following graduation. This must include at least one years' experience in managing children and young adults on home enteral feeding
  • Experience of training student dietitians
  • Working as a part of a team
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of developing dietetic service
  • Extensive experience of outpatient clinics


  • Post registration experience of managing children on home enteral feeding, allergy and faltering growth.

Knowldege and Skills


  • Sound Clinical knowledge
  • Evidence of CPD e.g. advanced diploma in dietetic practice or equivalent short courses
  • Sound knowledge of current issues relating to children on home enteral feeding
  • Good communication and organisational Skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent time Management
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • High quality care for every patient, every day
  • Ability to liaise with professionals at all levels
  • Computer Literacy
  • Demonstrate understanding of equal opportunities

Personal Qualities


  • Innovative and confident
  • Proactive approach
  • Flexible to changing demands in workload
  • Demonstrates a positive , caring and patient centred approach
  • Open to learning



  • Able to move supplies when needed and to bend, reach and sit for prolonged periods
  • Travel between sites
  • Periods of sitting and standing


  • Access to car
  • Full UK driver's licemce

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



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