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Specialist Paediatric Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an award-winning, innovative, friendly team?

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust Home Enteral Feeding Team (HEFT) has several exciting opportunities to join their well-established, experienced team following a successful bid for further expansion.

We are looking for a Dietitian with skills in Enteral feeding to join our dynamic team. Included in the expansion are a number of other posts, more information available here:

This post is being offered with a welcome incentive of �2000 (pro-rata).(subject to terms and conditions)

Part- and full-time hours are available.

Expected interview date: Monday 11th March 2024

Main duties of the job

As a Specialist Paediatric Home Enteral Feed Dietitian in you will:

- have an exciting, challenging and varied caseload within unique settings, offering specialist care in the community to patients in their own homes, schools and respite centre throughout the county

- work as an autonomous practitioner providing person centred care for a dedicated caseload of enterally fed children

- aiming to achieve the best quality of life for children and their families at home

- work within the HEF MDT and with other professionals including: paediatricians, specialist nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and school staff, to name a few

- have the opportunity to extend your scope of practice with practical tube competencies

- utilise well developed communication skills to liaise with members of diverse MDTs

- have the opportunity to undertake research and further post-graduate study at Master level

- have the opportunity of flexible working with the option of some remote home working as requested

Well-being support is available to you to help manage more complex caseloads.

About us

The HEFT is well-established, with over 20 years of experience in delivering high quality enteral feed care to patients in Gloucestershire. The team is multidisciplinary including Dietitians, Enteral nutrition Nurse Specialists, Dietetic assistants and admin support. Each team is led by a dedicated, highly experienced and skilled leader who is able to provide you with the support, knowledge and skills needed to develop you as a member this dynamic team.

The HEFT can offer you a varied caseload of patients. The team care for both adult and paediatric patients, allowing you to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of clinical areas. We cover unique settings including a third level disability college and a highly specialist neurology centre. The teams is actively involved with research, both in-house and national projects. We conduct regular audit and service development work which has been presented nationally (at BAPEN) and internationally (at ESPEN congress).

The team can offer a number of unique opportunities including access to an educational bursary, apprenticeship opportunities and a preceptorship programme. Active involvement in further post-graduate education and research is encouraged, to ensure you are developing skills across all pillars of dietetic practice. From when you join the team, we offer a structured competency framework as well as having an in-team educational lead to help support your development. We are committed to investing in your CPD.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the role and responsibilities of this vacancy, please view the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Degree/postgraduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Post graduate training in Paediatric Dietetics (eg:- British Dietetic Association accredited course)



  • Extensive post graduate experience with experience in nutrition support and Paediatric Dietetics
  • Clinical supervision of junior staff and students
  • Developing and delivering training to a variety of audiences
  • Developing and implementing policies, procedures and risk assessments


  • Audit and research

Knowledge / Skills


  • Full UK driving license
  • Specialist clinical knowledge of enteral feeding
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Use of software packages including Word, Excel, nutritional assessment packages, statistical packages


  • Understanding of Nasogastric and Gastrostomy tubes and knowledge of stoma care

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital



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