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Highly Specialist Paediatric Dietitian - Allergy

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Highly Specialist Paediatric Dietitian to join our team of 4 Paediatric Dietitians and a Dietitian Assistant Practitioner. You will lead on the management of outpatient and inpatient allergy services across sites, within an MDT including allergy nurse specialists and consultant paediatrician. The allergy service provides a rapid access service, complex case clinic and innovative treatments. You will have the opportunity for additional caseload management in areas such as eating disorders and Cystic Fibrosis, alongside supporting a general paediatric dietetic service.

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service is a diverse team of 28 staff across hospital sites. The Paediatric Dietetic team participates in training of the wider medical, nursing, and dietetic teams and is actively involved in ICB collaboration on guidelines and pathways, with close links with regional networks and tertiary hospitals. We support the training of Students from the University of Hertfordshire and Dietetic apprenticeships.

Based at Peterborough City Hospital there is a requirement to travel between Peterborough and Stamford Hospital sites for clinics. Band 6 - 7 development post would be considered, dependent upon previous Band 6 experience.

Main duties of the job

The highly specialist Dietitian working within the paediatric team, develops the quality of the clinical service and staff that deliver it. The post holder will work using an enhanced level of practice applying specialist knowledge and skills in the field of paediatrics and allergy, with caseload management support into other specialist areas such as cystic fibrosis and eating disorders. Working within multi-disciplinary teams, they will assess and treat a specialist complex caseload of patients and make clinical decisions for treatment plans.

They will act as the profession specific lead to support the trainingand development of staff and students within the nutrition and dieteticteam and wider multidisciplinary team. To lead on service development, service improvement, audit and assist in research initiatives to deliver on best practice evidence-based care in line with trust and national priorities. They will be responsible for the delivery of key quality performance indicators linked to providing high quality care.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you

o 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)

o NHS Pension Scheme:

o Flexible working opportunities

o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays

o Career development and training

o Wellbeing support and activities

o In-house physiotherapy Service

o On-site canteens with subsidised meals

o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).

o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on this role please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached to the post.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or Degree followed by a Masters in Dietetics
  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Strong evidence of CPD (portfolio) with paediatric accredited courses



  • Completed BDA Paediatric Masters modules / Paediatric post graduate qualification or equivalent significant paediatric clinical experience.


  • Completed Supplementary Prescribing qualification - appropriate to Dietetics



  • Complex feeding methods & Nutrition support interventions in paediatrics
  • Complex dietetic interventions and management of Paediatric Allergy
  • Legislation, clinical frameworks, and contemporaneous evidence-based practice guidelines to support decision making



  • Critically appraise evidence and use findings to plan and provide enhanced patient-centred clinical care.
  • Undertake holistic patient-centred assessments using available tools, technologies, and techniques.
  • Plan and facilitate the delivery of practice-based education, training and assessment activities.
  • Use communication strategies suitable for a variety of situations including complex , sensitive and distressing information.
  • Contribute to quality improvement plans and strategies to support a culture of continuous quality improvement within area of enhanced clinical practice.


  • Provide leadership within scope of own role and positive role-modelling for others in the multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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