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Band 6 Acute Paediatric Dietitian

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Dietitian to join our team of friendly Dietitians and Assistant at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust. We are one of the busiest acute trusts in London, based across Queen's Hospital in Romford, and King George Hospital in Goodmayes. Our department includes Dietitians with specialist skills in the areas of Oncology, Complex Nutrition Support, Stroke and Neurosciences, Critical Care and Paediatrics.

This post provides a dietetic service to the gastroenterology and surgical wards at Queens Hospital, as well as a fortnightly outpatient IBS clinic. It is a busy inpatient workload including post-surgical complications, stomas, pancreatitis, IBD and liver disease. Liaising closely with the nutrition support team and wider MDT, you will have supervision and guidance from a specialist band 7dietitian with support from a band 5 dietitian.

We are a progressive, forward thinking Trust and you will be expected to take an active role in the training of dietetic, medical and nursing staff, service development and service improvement including audit. We are committed to professional and personal development and you will benefit from many opportunities to develop and enhance the Dietetic Service whilst being supported in your own career development.This is a post for an ambitious, innovative and motivated team player with excellent communication skills, who is also able to work independently.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high quality, evidence-based Nutrition and Dietetic Service to paediatric inpatients and outpatients for Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT). The post holder will be expected to work across site (Queen's Hospital, King George Hospital).

To be responsible for providing specialist nutritional care, including assessment, dietary therapy/intervention and monitoring, for paediatric patients and their carers.

To work as an integral part of the Paediatric Dietetic Team and to act as an expert resource on paediatric nutrition, providing education and training to dietetic students and other health care professionals across the organisation.

To contribute to the Trust clinical governance programme by participating in continuing professional development, audits, service development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines/protocols/policies.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent.
  • Registered as a Dietitian with the HCPC.


  • Evidence of further postgraduate study e.g. paediatric course.

Skills/ Abilities


  • Able to communicate with clients using dietary counselling, motivational and negotiation skills.

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Relevant recent clinical dietetic experience including paediatric dietetics.


  • Experience of working within the NHS.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust





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