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Senior Specialist Dietitian - Adult Allergy

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS, pro-rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Part Time
LONDONUCLH NHS Foundation TrustSenior Specialist Dietitian - Adult AllergyBand 70.5wte - Permanent

Are you keen to become an integral and valued part of specialist multidisciplinary allergy team?

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Dietitian to join our existing specialist Adult Allergy Dietitian in providing a highly specialist dietetics advice to patients in our tertiary Adult Allergy Service at the Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital (RNTNEH).

You should have strong leadership skills, excellent negotiation skills, an ability to work effectively within teams and be able to manage your time effectively in a constantly changing environment. Previous experience in allergy is desirable however the successful candidate will be fully supported in their learning needs.

The team has a strong research ethos and an interest in research and audit, as well as education and training is pivotal to this role.

Main duties of the job

Professionally you will be supported by a forward thinking Nutrition and Dietetics Department of some 45wte qualified Dietitians, support and administrative staff providing services across the Trust who are committed to clinical governance initiatives. You will be actively involved in CPD and department activities.

You will work closely with our existing Clinical Specialist Dietitian, CNS and Consultant staff in providing a service to all patients with suspected or confirmed food allergy in the outpatient clinic setting.

As part of the Adult Allergy team there will be the opportunity to attend multidisciplinary team meetings and contribute to service developments and initiatives, such as the establishment of a food challenge service.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registered (Dietitian)


  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Post registration training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Post graduate study in specialist area of dietetics e.g. PENG course, paediatric/renal modules



  • Significant post registration clinical experience within dietetics
  • This must include increased level of experience in the specialist area of dietetics


  • Involvement in relevant specialist interest group



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Awareness of need for confidentiality and issues of consent

Personal and People Development


  • Experience of training student dietitians/other HCPs


  • Experience in the support and development of junior members of staff
  • Teaching on degree (or higher level) / professional course

Health, Safety and Security


  • Knowledge & understanding of clinical governance and risk management and relevance to dietetics
  • Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by: Being familiar with, and adhering to Trust policies and guidance on infection prevention and control
  • Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by: Completing all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control
  • Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by: Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by: Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently

Quality and service improvement


  • Experience in project management

Information collection and analysis including IT skills


  • Anthropometry skills
  • Experience of conducting audit and/or research, including the ability to analyse and interpret statistics
  • Computer literacy

Equality and Diversity


  • Demonstratable understanding of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Knowledge of the NHS obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duties

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, UCLH

47-49 Huntley Street



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