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Senior Specialist Paediatric Dietitian (Community Services)

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Depending on experience Band 7 or Band 6/7 progression dependent on Experience
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exiting opportunity to work for the community paediatric dietetic team within Coventry offering the chance to work with a variety of patient groups and work closely with other community healthcare professionals and acute paediatric dietetic colleagues.

This role is available as a Band 6 to 7 progression depending on experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist dietetic advice on the dietary / nutritional management for children on enteral feeding in the community, working closely with hospital paediatrics and community childrens nursing team.
  • To manage a highly specialised caseload of paediatric patients in the community.
  • Act as a specialist adviser and educator to other health care professionals and other Dietitians in respect of children and home enteral feeding

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To communicate complex nutrition and dietetic information in an understandable form to staff, clients and carers, requiring negotiation, persuasion, motivation and counselling skills including situations where there are barriers to understanding
  • To use appropriate communication skills and resources to ensure that suitably accessible information is available to individuals on their dietary treatment/care plans.
  • To determine customer requirements within paediatrics in the community, developing and promoting the use of referral guidelines as appropriate.
  • To liaise with various agencies as appropriate (e.g.caterers, nurses, carers), to enable provision of appropriate nutrition for individuals who may be on supplementary enteral
  • To act as clinical lead and a source of expertise on nutrition and dietetic topics for paediatric community nutrition support, advising and supporting other members of the multidisciplinary team and other health / care workers as appropriate, helping those who are in a position to provide nutritional advice and influence eating habits within the specialty, aiming to give accurate consistent nutritional messages to clients.
  • To liaise closely with community children's nursing team, referrers, GPs and other health professionals, and participate in multidisciplinary meetings, ward rounds or case reviews as appropriate to support safe, high quality, patient-centred care.
  • To work flexibly to provide a dietetic service which meets the needs of community nutrition support paediatrics clients.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

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    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire


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