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Advanced Paediatric Community Dietitian

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inc HCAS (20%)
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

We are currently seeking a skilled and dedicated part-time Paediatric Community Dietitian to cover maternity leave for a 1 year fixed term contract from August 2024. This is a part-time post (22.5hours per week) and the hours are flexible. You will work within a team of Paediatric Community Dietitians and also as part of a multi-disciplinary feeding team comprising of a clinical psychologist, occupational therapist and speech language therapist.

You will play a pivotal role in providing high-quality nutritional care to children within the community setting. Your responsibilities will include MDT feeding clinics and general community clinics, managing a caseload of nutrition support and home enteral feeding patients, running parent education groups and conducting visits to nurseries and schools. You will work closely with the community paediatric speech therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. You will be expected to travel around Wandsworth borough. Our clinic locations are Eileen Lecky Clinic (Putney), St Therapy Centre (Clapham Junction), Queen Mary's Hospital (Roehampton), and Tooting Health Centre (Tooting).

Main duties of the job

The wider dietetic department consists of over 60 dietitians, who provide clinical inpatient and outpatient services to a variety of specialties including oncology, renal, neurology, haematology, paediatrics, cardiology, major trauma, gastro, surgical, diabetes, infectious diseases and HIV. Thedepartment is committed to training dietetic students and actively participates in the training programs of clinical and non-clinical staff. There are numerous opportunities for professional and personal development.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

About us

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services. With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m. Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,300 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

Co-located with St George's is the University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King's Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal services, gastrointestinal services, intestinal failure, cancer care and stroke.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully for detailed job responsibilities as this is used to shortlist candidates.***

Conducting a weekly clinic to assess and advise patients on their nutritional needs.

Collaborating with multidisciplinary team members to manage patients.

Conducting a weekly MDT Feeding clinic and advise patients on their nutritional needs.

Organizing and running Feeding education workshops and groups for parents.

Managing a caseload of nutritional support and growth monitoring patients.

Managing home enteral feeding patients, providing ongoing support and monitoring, this includes managing Nutricia Homeward accounts.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • BSc (Honours) postgraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • UK HCPC Current Registered
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Post graduate training in speciality clinical area e.g. BDA Paediatric modules, SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) and behaviour change
  • Membership of BDA and relevant specialist group

Experience / Knowledge


  • Postgraduate experience of working in acute and/or community paediatric dietetic services at a specialist level including enteral feeding
  • Experience in the clinical supervision of students/junior staff
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience in teaching and education to patient groups and healthcare professionals in relevant clinical area


  • Experience of working in community services.
  • Experience of working with children with sensory/behavioural or aversive / restricted feeding patterns
  • Experience of working with children with physical, neurological and developmental disabilities

Skills and Abilities


  • Good oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Motivation and counselling skills



  • Knowledge of dietetics within the NHS
  • Knowledge of dietetics within specialist area including evidence of specialist training
  • Working at Masters level or equivalent in speciality area



  • Able to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Membership of British Dietetic Association or other body conferring professional indemnity insurance

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St John's Therapy Centre

162 St John's Hill


SW11 1SW

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