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Senior Specialist Paediatric Metabolic Dietitian

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic paediatric dietitian to join our team, working closely within the paediatric metabolic MDT to provide highly specialist dietetic advice, education and support to patients, carers and other health professionals.

Main duties of the job

The paediatric metabolic dietitian is a member of the dietetic and paediatric multidisciplinary teams. The post holder will play a key role in the nutritional management of this patient group and will provide highly specialist dietetic advice, education and support to patients, carers and other health professionals within the multidisciplinary team.

The role involves covering outpatient clinics as well as inpatients and the post holder will provide support to dietitians looking after patients under the care of the Evelina team if they are admitted to their local hospital.

The post holder will work within the metabolic MDT, working closely with the metabolic dietitians (1.6 WTE band 8a, 1.4 WTE band 7 and 1.0 band 6), specialist nurses and consultants providing support and training and be actively involved in the Trust's clinical governance programme and quality agenda framework for ensuring continuing professional development, audit and research activities within this specialist area.

About us

The post holder will join a wider paediatric dietetic team of 39 dietitians and dietetic assistants who cover a wide range of specialties including inherited metabolic disease, diabetes, renal, gastroenterology, complex feeding clinic and allergy.

The service is overseen by the Evelina London Lead Dietitian and the Paediatric team form part of the wider dietetic department of over 100 dietitians, with a focus on innovation, quality, education, development and well-being.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached detailed job description, which outlines the main responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification



  • Computer Literacy
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach
  • Demonstrate understanding of equal opportunities

Skills/Knowledge/ Ability


  • Good communication
  • Organisational Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Prioritisation of own work load
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Computer literacy

Previous experience


  • Specialist paediatric experience
  • Experience in metabolic Dietetics
  • Experience of calculating multiple ingredient feed recipes
  • Working as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Conducting audit and research


  • Line Management including PDR responsibility

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • HCPC Registered Dietitian


  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) or other body conferring professional insurance.
  • Membership of BDA Paediatric Group

Qualifications/ Education


  • Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics or equivalent qualification.


  • BDA Paediatric Modules

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Evelina London Childrens Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road London



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