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Band 6 Dietitian Paediatrics

Employer
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Romford
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to get more experience as a Paediatric Dietitian? Do you want to join a dynamic, forward thinking team? If so, this job could be for you. We have an exciting opportunity for someone to take their next steps in their career within paediatric dietetics at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT).

This band 6 paediatric role gives you the option of choosing how you would like to split your working hours and includes the opportunity to work from home.

You will be well supported and assist other paediatric dietitians and the wider multi-disciplinary team to assess and treat children and young people with a range of nutritional and medical needs, such as faltering growth, obesity, allergy and/or many other acute or chronic health conditions. This role is extremely varied and includes out-patient clinics, ward-based in-patients, good multi-disciplinary team working and many opportunities for continued professional development and service development. Good communication, time management and organisational skills are essential.

Essential Criteria:

Degree/Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

HCPC Registration

Minimum 2 years post qualification with experience of paediatrics

We are a progressive, forward thinking Trust and you will be expected to take an active role in the training of dietetic students, medical and nursing staff, service development and service improvement including audit.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high quality, evidence-based Nutrition and Dietetic Service to paediatric inpatients and outpatients for Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT). The post holder will be expected to work across site (Queen's Hospital, King George Hospital).

To be responsible for providing specialist nutritional care, including assessment, dietary therapy/intervention and monitoring, for paediatric patients and their carers.

To work as an integral part of the Paediatric Dietetic Team and to act as an expert resource on paediatric nutrition, providing education and training to dietetic students and other health care professionals across the organisation.

To contribute to the Trust clinical governance programme by participating in continuing professional development, audits, service development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines/protocols/policies.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent and registered with HCPC


Desirable

  • Evidence of further postgraduate study e.g. paediatric course


Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Experience of communicating with parents, guardians and carers, translating complex issues into manageable information


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Relevant recent clinical dietetic experience including paediatric dietetics


Desirable

  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams


Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Queen's Hospital

Romford

RM7 0AG

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162-5975-AV

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