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Paediatric Dietitian

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Band 6 rotational programme. You will be working within a large department of over 50 staff who work across a wide range of clinical areas including metabolic medicine, renal, neurology, ketogenic diets, surgery/ITU, oncology/BMT and gastroenterology. The Dietitians are responsible for delivering high-quality nutritional care to paediatric patients from birth to 19 years of age.

You will be developing and using specialised knowledge under supervision from Specialist Dietitians to manage a caseload within the Dietetic team.

The post-holder will have post-registration experience working in general dietetics, exceptional communication, organisation, and prioritisation skills. The successful applicant will be confident in Excel, Word and general computer skills.

If you would like further information, please contact Kelly Watson, Interim Head of Dietetics.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and quality dietetic service for both inpatients and outpatients working to agreed standards, policies and procedures.
  • Developing and using specialised knowledge under supervision from Senior Specialist Dietitians to manage a caseload in a specified clinical area eg cardiology, surgery, oncology, neurology.
  • Development and updating of diet sheets and other educational resources for patients and healthcare professionals both within and outside the Trust.
  • Close liaison with the diet service technicians and tasks to support the operation and functions of the Special Feeds Unit and Diet Kitchen.
  • Teaching diet service technicians, dietetic assistants, nursing, medical and other healthcare professionals on all aspects of nutrition and dietary management through informal tutorials and formal study days and mandatory induction events eg Nutrition Bites.
  • Freedom to act interpreting the Health Professions Council code of conduct and working to all agreed standards, policies and procedures within the department and the Trust.
  • Assessment of the patient's needs and making clinical decisions regarding the necessary nutritional support and dietary interventions for all children in the caseload taking into account their diet history, growth and biochemical parameters and any relevant drug treatments

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Degree/MSc in Dietetics
  • Registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council.



  • Post-registration experience working in general dietetics
  • Experience of working in paediatrics at band 5/6 level


  • Knowledge of a specialist area of dietetics



  • Ability to contribute to the development of dietetic practice
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt to news of working which is beneficial to the service


  • Experience in research/audit /teaching

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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