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Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum incl. HCAS (outer)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian-Band 7

Are you ready for an exciting opportunity to join our Dietetics service at Croydon Health Services? We are currently looking for a skilled and passionate Specialist Paediatric Dietitian to join our team.

As a Specialist Paediatric Dietitian at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, you'll be joining our friendly team of 14 dietitians, 2 dietic assistants and admin support. You'll be at the forefront of providing expert nutrition and dietetic services for children with specialist medical nutritional needs.

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to work closely with the acute and community paediatric services, building strong connections with various healthcare professionals.

At Croydon, we value our staff and their development is at the top of our agenda. Our department values each individual within the team by supporting wellbeing, personal development and supervision, creating a supportive team environment. We have a focus on encouraging continued professional development by providing internal and external opportunities for learning relevant to the specialism and need such as BDA paediatric masters module.

We provide a hybrid work setup: ensuring flexibility and adaptability for our team. If you're someone who likes to take initiative, embraces change and thrives when working autonomously, this could just be the role you've been looking for...

Main duties of the job

Your day-to-day responsibilities will involve collaborating with the GPs, community nurses, school nurses, acute and community consultants. Together, you will form a multidisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive care and support for our young patients.

A key aspect to your role will be conducting MDT clinics for children on home enteral feeding. These clinics primarily take place in outpatient settings, within schools and Croydon Hospital..

You will also be assigned to deliver paediatric general outpatient clinics. You may have the chance to train to see children with allergies, and neonates discharged from the neonatal unit which will provide you with valuable opportunities for continuous learning. You would have opportunities to shadow and have regular supervision.

Throughout your day, you will frequently interact with patients and their families, offering support, guidance, and tailored nutritional advice. You will be responsible for developing and implementing personalised nutrition plans, reviewing progress, and making necessary adjustments to optimise patient outcomes.

As a Paediatric Dietician you will also have the opportunity to undertake audits, drive service improvement projects, review and develop nutrition and dietetic policies as required. Moreover, as a specialist, we encourage your active involvement in our Trust's Nutrition Task Force, shaping our Trusts approach to nutrition.

About us

We're not just your average dietetics service - we're trailblazers. With the recent launch of our adult T3 weight management service, we've created a multidisciplinary team that includes clinical psychologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, and therapy practitioners, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with this dynamic team, expanding your expertise and contributing to ground breaking initiatives.

At CHS, we invest in the future of dietetics through our robust student training program. Our paediatric dietitians play a pivotal role in providing invaluable placement experiences, shaping the next generation of talented dietitians.

As part of our commitment to training, we have a robust student training program, where our paediatric dietitians provide invaluable placement experience for our student dietitians.

If you're a passionate and dedicated Specialist Paediatric Dietitian looking to make a real difference, join us at Croydon Health Services - apply now!
What we can offer you
  • 27 days holiday + 8 paid bank holidays
  • Automatic enrolment into the NHS pension scheme which is one of the best in the UK.
  • Over 4,000 perks and discounts through Blue Light card
  • A range of health services are available, including a chiropodist service, staff dental services, and a 10% discount on pharmacy prescriptions.
  • Celebrations of staff achievements (Croydon Stars),
  • Engaging team-building activities.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached description of full duties and responsibilities. Also please see attached the person specification

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and/or training

Essential

  • BSC in Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current registration as Dietitian with HCPC
  • Post graduate training in paediatric Dietetics


Desirable

  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Member of BDA specialist paediatric group
  • Study to masters level or equivalent training or experience


Experience

Essential

  • Proven clinical experience following graduation. This must include at least one years' experience in managing children and young adults on home enteral feeding
  • Experience of training student dietitians
  • Working as a part of a team
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of developing dietetic service
  • Extensive experience of outpatient clinics
  • Experience of managing children on HEF
  • Post registration experience of managing children with faltering growth.


Desirable

  • Post registration experience of managing children on home enteral feeding, allergy and faltering growth.


Knowldege and Skills

Essential

  • Sound Clinical knowledge
  • Evidence of CPD e.g. advanced diploma in dietetic practice or equivalent short courses
  • Sound knowledge of current issues relating to children on home enteral feeding
  • Good communication and organisational Skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent time Management
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • High quality care for every patient, every day
  • Ability to liaise with professionals at all levels
  • Computer Literacy
  • Demonstrate understanding of equal opportunities


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Innovative and confident
  • Proactive approach
  • Flexible to changing demands in workload
  • Demonstrates a positive , caring and patient centred approach
  • Open to learning


Other

Essential

  • Able to move supplies when needed and to bend, reach and sit for prolonged periods
  • Travel between sites
  • Periods of sitting and standing


Desirable

  • Access to car
  • Full UK driver's licemce


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

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