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Paediatric Dietitian Development role

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke On Trent
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen due to internal promotion for a dietitian to join the paediatric dietetics team in a Band 5 development post.

You will be working with children, babies and their families and carers who rely on Home Enteral tube feeding.

You will have an interest in Paediatric dietetics and we will support you through our development programme, which when successfully completed you will be a Band 6 dietitian

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible for providing dietetic care in the management of children with a variety of conditions who require tube feeding at home to provide specialised skills, knowledge and advice in this area.

You willsupport the service lead and dietetic HEF team in the development, organisation and delivery of care within this area.

You will support the paediatric team lead in delivery of the children's services at UHNM.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support the the provision of a comprehensive and high quality paediatric dietetic service for both inpatients (where appropriate) and outpatients, working to agreed standards, policies and procedures.
  • To provide support to the development, implementation and audit of dietetic protocols and pathways for infants and children with specialties.
  • Providing specialist advice for dietitians locally .
  • To implement policies, evidence based protocols and guidelines on behalf of UHNM. To participate in service development including pathways of care and clinical policies to optimise service provision.
  • To provide dietetic input to the Multidisciplinary team and provide a safe, evidence based and cost effective nutrition service to paediatric patients within the Trust

Person Specification



  • Registered dietitian (with relevant BSc, postgraduate diploma or masters)
  • Health Care Professions Council registration


  • BDA Paediatric modules or equivalent.



  • oDemonstrate relevant experience in dietetics within the NHS.
  • oDemonstrates evidence of MDT working
  • oDemonstrate good IT skills including competence in use of specialist dietary analysis software
  • oDemonstrate an ability to use own initiative within scope of practice


  • oExperience in paediatric dietetics including home enteral feeding.
  • oDemonstrate relevant experience of developing and delivering services related to dietetics

Personal Qualities


  • oWillingness to support pre-registration practice training for student dietitians
  • oDemonstrate an ability to work within and contribute to a team


  • oAbility to travel to and work across multiple sites

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke On Trent


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