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Highly Specialist Paediatric Dietitian - Allergy

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Highly Specialist Paediatric Dietitian to join our team of 4 Paediatric Dietitians and a Dietitian Assistant Practitioner. You will primarily work within the MDT of a large specialist allergy service, that includes nurse led rapid access clinics and immunotherapy treatment. You will manage a busy and complex outpatient allergy caseload and will have the opportunity to be involved in skin prick testing. Additional role delivering the dietetic input to the shared care Cystic Fibrosis outpatient caseload, andsupporting the general inpatient paediatric dietetic service as required. Based at Peterborough City Hospital there is a requirement to travel between Peterborough and Stamford Hospital sites for clinics. Band 6 - 7 Development post would be considered, dependent upon previous Band 6 experience.The Nutrition and Dietetic Service is a diverse team of 28 staff across hospitalsites. The Paediatric Dietetic team participates in training of the wider medical, nursing, and dietetic teams and is actively involved in ICB collaboration onguidelines and pathways, with close links with regional networks and tertiary hospitals. We support the training of Students from the University of Hertfordshire and Dietetic apprenticeships.Please note that interviews will be held on 14/06/2024 in the afternoon.For enquiries, please contact Sue Pack, Paediatric team lead 01733 673217,or Linda Parker Service Manager 01733 673673.

Main duties of the job

The highly specialist Dietitian working within the paediatric team, develops the quality of the clinical service and staff that deliver it. The post holder will work using an enhanced level of practice applying specialist knowledge and skills in the field of paediatrics and allergy, with caseload management support into other specialist areas such as cystic fibrosis and eating disorders. Working within multi-disciplinary teams, they will assess and treat a specialist complex caseload of patients and make clinical decisions for treatment plans.

They will act as the profession specific lead to support the trainingand development of staff and students within the nutrition and dieteticteam and wider multidisciplinary team. To lead on service development, service improvement, audit and assist in research initiatives to deliver on best practice evidence-based care in line with trust and national priorities. They will be responsible for the delivery of key quality performance indicators linked to providing high quality care.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on this role please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached to the post.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or Degree followed by a Masters in Dietetics
  • HCPC registered Dietitian
  • Strong evidence of CPD (portfolio) with paediatric accredited courses



  • Completed BDA Paediatric Masters modules / Paediatric post graduate qualification or equivalent significant paediatric clinical experience.


  • Completed Supplementary Prescribing qualification - appropriate to Dietetics



  • Complex feeding methods & Nutrition support interventions in paediatrics
  • Complex dietetic interventions and management of Paediatric Allergy
  • Legislation, clinical frameworks, and contemporaneous evidence-based practice guidelines to support decision making



  • Critically appraise evidence and use findings to plan and provide enhanced patient-centred clinical care.
  • Undertake holistic patient-centred assessments using available tools, technologies, and techniques.
  • Plan and facilitate the delivery of practice-based education, training and assessment activities.
  • Use communication strategies suitable for a variety of situations including complex , sensitive and distressing information.
  • Contribute to quality improvement plans and strategies to support a culture of continuous quality improvement within area of enhanced clinical practice.


  • Provide leadership within scope of own role and positive role-modelling for others in the multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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