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Advanced Paediatric Dietitian Dermatology

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We have received new funding and are seeking an HCPC registered dietitian, with extensive knowledge and experience of working with infants and children with food allergy, to join the paediatric dietetic team (approximately 25 dietitians) at Southampton Children's Hospital as a band 7 paediatric dermatology dietitian. You will work with the dermatology and children's allergy services to provide early dietetic intervention to infants with moderate to severe eczema, who are at risk of developing food allergies, or who already have a food allergy.

You will deliver a weekly outpatient clinic and follow established protocols for home introduction of foods, food challenges at home and on the day ward.

We are a large, diverse team and there are excellent opportunities for CPD and career development. We have access to the paediatric grand round education events and have strong links with Southampton University. Audit, service evaluation, QI and research projects are actively encouraged.We offer protected CPD time and you will have regular one-to-one supervision.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton Children's Hospital is the regional centre for paediatric and adolescent dermatology, treating children of all ages with the most complex and severe skin diseases. We're also one of only six centres in the UK which provide a comprehensive paediatric allergy and immunology service. The two services work closely together to ensure infants and children with eczema and allergies, receive comprehensive and holistic care.

All UHS staff have free access to the onsite Wellbeing Hub and gym. There is a low cost, secure and efficient park and ride scheme.

The Dietetic and SLT Department is open Monday to Friday 8-5.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a registered trainer for student dietetic placements and the paediatric team won the University of Winchester Placement Educator of the Year Award 2023.

The department of dietetics and speech and language therapy employs approximately 130 staff, working across a range of specialties, providing both acute and community services in adults and paediatrics. We are supported by a large admin team and our teams work closely together on shared initiatives.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore whats possible for the role and service.

Role and Responsibilities

You will:

Work as an autonomous practitioner, providing highly specialist clinical dietetic expertise to a case-load of infants and young children with moderate to severe eczema, who have a diagnosis of food allergy or are at risk of developing food allergies Provide advanced dietetic assessments and individualised treatment plans for a complex specialist caseload Support the clinical and professional development of junior dietetic staff and students Develop care pathways to support delivery of evidence-based dietetic advice Identify and lead service improvement, audit and research, and disseminate results and best practice through publication and presentation

Experience and skills needed

You will be a highly skilled paediatric dietitian with recent and significant paediatric experience You will have with an excellent working knowledge of food allergy, including current prevention and treatment strategies You must be able to demonstrate advanced analytical thinking, show attention to detail and possess excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. You must be able to voice your professional opinion and provide advice and guidance to dietetic and other health care professional colleagues. Experience of leading or co-ordinating audit or research is desirable

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Degree or equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • HCPC (Health and Care professions Council) registered dietitian (RD)
  • Evidence of post-graduate training in relevant speciality
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience and involvement with training
  • Evidence of extensive dietetic knowledge and highly specialist expertise in relevant specialist area with recent experience demonstrating this
  • Ability to carry out physical anthropometric measurements and assess nutritional status
  • Demonstration of understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service delivery


  • Member of British Dietetic Association (BDA) and relevant specialist groups
  • Experience of leading or co-ordinating audit or research work.
  • Clinical supervisory skills training

Skills and competencies


  • Presentation skills
  • Teamwork
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Communication
  • Record keeping
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Report writing

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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