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Bank Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Are you a trained paediatric dietitian looking for exposure and experience in an acute Trust? Are you a motivated, reliable, hardworking individual who thrives in a busy environment?Staff Bank Services successfully provides temporary staffing throughout Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust via a variety of different assignments.We are looking to register reliable, hardworking individuals who would thrive in a busy environment who are available to work full time or part time hours Monday to Friday during core office hours. Our opportunities within the paediatric dietetics team would depend on interest and experience with the possibility of some remote working. As a team we cover the general paediatric wards and outpatients. In addition to this we also cover many subspecialities including surgery, paediatric and neonatal intensive care, oncology, gastroenterology, ketogenics, home enteral feeding, cystic fibrosis, allergy, obesity, SCBU and diabetes.

Main duties of the job

To act as part of the dietetic team and in conjunction with existing paediatric dietitians provide specialist dietetic services to the Addenbrooke's Children's Services and other external agencies and hospitals as appropriate.

To work within a multi professional framework and contribute to a first class service through evidence based clinical practice, management, education, research and audit. To set and work toward individual and team objectives that reflect corporate plans and work within the clinical governance framework.

Depending on experience and interest there will be opportunities to contribute to the dietetic services to a variety of areas. As a team we cover the general paediatric wards and outpatients. In addition to this we also cover many subspecialities including surgery, paediatric and neonatal intensive care, oncology, gastroenterology, ketogenics, home enteral feeding, cystic fibrosis, allergy, obesity, SCBU and diabetes

About us

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This bank post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance result.

As per Home Office guidelines, please be aware that, unfortunately, the Trust is unable to offer sponsorship for this particular position

This vacancy will close at midnight on 17 April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 24 April 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julia Callan

01223 216655

Person Specification



  • State Registered Dietitian
  • Appropriate degree/diploma to post graduate level such as Diploma in Advanced dietetic practice or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
  • Evidence of CPD (portfolio)


  • Training/further study
  • BDA specialist group member
  • Working towards Masters in Paediatric Practice



  • Good general experience in the NHS
  • Experience of paediatrics
  • Proven development work


  • MDT work
  • Student Training experience
  • Talks and Group work



  • Up to date with current general issues in paediatric dietetics
  • Demonstrates good clinical practice
  • Understanding of evidence based practice


  • Appreciates own limitations



  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a team and demonstrates potential to work on own initiative
  • Time management skills, organised and able to manage busy workload
  • Be prepared to deal with sensitive issues.
  • Be able to concentrate through occasional emotional and distressing interviews.
  • Able to convey complex ideas in easily understood language.
  • Be able to function in clinical situations with many people present.


  • Computer Literate, knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Ability to undertake On-call duties
  • Works well under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


CUH - Staff Bank Services

Hills Road



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