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4225 - Paediatric Dietitian

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an existing band 5 Dietitian looking to develop/broaden your skills in paediatric dietetics, or a newly qualified band 5 Dietitian looking for a paediatric post that will form an excellent start to your career? If so we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 permanent post within our hospital-based Paediatric Dietetic team.

Student Dietitians approaching the end of their training are welcome to apply, tailored employment options are available that will allow new graduates to commence in post as a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner until HCPC registration is received.

You will benefit from the support of a small, friendly team of 18 Dietitians, Dietetic Assistant Practitioners and administration staff.

This post will provide an excellent grounding in Paediatric Dietetics and an opportunity to gain an insight into various specialties, including Home Enteral Feeding and Nutrition Support.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a dietetic service to infants, children and young people, both as inpatients and outpatients, within Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and surrounding community. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience and training from specialist Dietitians and will receive shadowing experience in other specialist areas within the Trust and wider multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be provided with regular clinical supervision and extensive CPD opportunities and excellent clerical support. The role will involve treating and advising on a variety of short- and long-term health conditions, both in the hospital and community settings.

The department supports training to A, B and C placement dietetic students. The post holder will be expected to be involved in the clinical teaching and assessments of students on placement, and training will be provided.

You should be a motivated and enthusiastic individual with good time management skills and a commitment to evidence-based practice.

For further information and/or an informal chat, please contact Jeannine Mitchell (Team Lead Paediatric Dietitian) on 01226 432606 or email:

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK (, band 2 and 3 roles are no longer eligible for sponsorship.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Able to assess and treat patients requiring dietetic intervention and to monitor and adapt dietetic treatment as appropriate
  • Commitment to delivering dietetic student training
  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Knowledge of confidentiality issues



  • BSc/MSc or Post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • Eligible for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training
  • Membership of British Dietetic Association
  • Appropriate membership to specialist dietetic interest group/s
  • Interest or experience in paediatric dietetics



  • Clinical supervisory skills course
  • Experience of training student dietitians

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate commitment to professional and personal development
  • Able to reflect on clinical practice to enhance competency
  • Able to work independently and using own initiative
  • Confident, enthusiastic, committed and displays proactive approach
  • Adaptable and able to work flexibly
  • Can communicate specialist dietetic information in an understandable form to patients and carers on a one to one or group basis, and in written form
  • Can demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Use time management skills to effectively organise, prioritise and manage a demanding caseload that may be subject to unforeseen changes
  • Able to work effectively as part of dietetic and multidisciplinary team
  • Able to make informed clinical and non-clinical decisions under pressure
  • Skilled in counselling and behaviour change techniques
  • Computer literate in Microsoft PowerPoint internet and Word

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important
  • In around 100 words please describe what motivates you to do a good job?

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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