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Specialist Dietitian Paediatric Home Enteral Feeding

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dietitian with a keen interest in working with infants and children requiring enteral feeding across community setting in Nottinghamshire. We are looking for a permanent 1WTE ( 37.5 hours per week )specialist dietitian as part of the Children's Home Enteral Feeding Department.

You would be based between City Hospital campus and once the training period is complete, there will be opportunities for home based working.

The dietitian would become a member of the Community Outreach Team based at Nottingham City Hospital Campus, which has around 24 staff supporting over 700 patients, including children, in Nottinghamshire.

As a service we are committed to continuing professional development for all our staff through a range of opportunities that include recognized training courses, research, involvement in service development and audit.

We have a proven record of supporting staff in their development in similar roles, paediatric experience is desirable . There are also many innovative career pathways at NUH, including the recent appointment of Clinical Specialist 8a roles.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

The post holder will manage a varied HEF paediatric caseload (0-19yrs) and will visit community settings including inpatient, patient's homes, schools, and respite centers. This could include children requiring enteral feeding to build up for cardiac surgery, faltering growth and ARFID. They willwork closely with Children's Community Nursing Teams to support children with complex needs at home. In addition we have the support of Specialist Children's Nurses at the Children's Hospital.

You'll need to have excellent communication and leadership skills, a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and workload and that of other members of staff within the supportive team.

About us

The Trust is committed to providing excellent nutritional care, led by its Nutrition and Hydration Steering committee. We have close links with the University of Nottingham, and take student dietitians for A, B and C placements.

Working for your organisation

With over 20,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for a caseload of Children at home within Nottinghamshire on enteral feeds .

You will be required to review the infants and children at their place of residence in the community ,nurseries and schools.

Will work closely with children's teams, industry partners and care providers within Nottinghamshire .

In addition to being responsible for meeting patients nutritional needs you will be required to support the education , training and management of the feeding tubes /devices .

You should have experience of working as a paediatric dietitian and preferably have experience of working with children requiring enteral feeds . Your will need excellent communication skills, self-motivation, have a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and busy workload within a supportive team. You should also be able to build good working relationships with the wider team within the community in order to provide joined-up care to patients. Nutritional support skills are essential and additional training and support will be provided . As part of this role you will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Please refer to the job description and personal specification attached.

You will be required to have a car to support home and community visits

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registered Dietitian
  • Evicdence of continuous professional development



  • Experience of working as registered dietitian
  • Able to apply depth of knowledge gained through expereince to specilaist area


  • Evidence of working in specialist area



  • Excellent verbal and non verbal skills
  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Able to overcome barriers to communication

Analytical and Judgement


  • Able to interpret and evaluate complex information froma range of sources to support decision making

Planning and Organisation


  • Able to manage workload of self and others



  • Able to undertake anthropometric measurements
  • Able to use relevant computer packages
  • Able to travel within and beyond the organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Campus

Hucknall Road



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