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Paediatric Dietitian

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated dietitian to join a team of Paediatric dietitians providing a dietetic service throughout the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area. This position , offers an excellent opportunity for a dietitian looking to advance their career within a specialist field and work with 3 other Paediatric dietitians who cover areas such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, eating disorders, home enteral feeds and feeding clinics.

We are ideally looking for somebody with at least 2 years post registration clinical dietetic experience together with some knowledge and experience of working with Paediatric dietetics. Additionally applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team. The successful individual will be responsible for a varied Paediatric caseload which will include covering the acute Paediatric wards, undertaking outpatient clinics both dietetic and Consultant led and covering for the Band 7 dietitians during their absence.

We are involved in student training and our team is strongly committed to team working, maintaining high standards of care, innovation and continued professional development. As part of a well established, friendly team you will be able to take advantage of outstanding professional development opportunities and support to enable you to deliver a high quality of service.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a senior autonomous practitioner as part of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetic Team providing dietetic support and advice to patients and Health Professionals with a wide clinical remit.
  • To assist with the provision of service using knowledge, skills, and experience as an independent practitioner
  • To contribute as appropriate to the Trusts clinical governance programme by taking a lead within the specialist area for audit, development and implementation of evidence based guidelines/protocols and continuing professional development.
  • To keep accurate records in accordance with BTH and Health Professionals Council Regulations/Policy
  • To be actively involved in research, audit, development and implementation of evidence based protocols and standards of care within paediatrics.
  • To act as an expert nutritional resource and to be actively involved in the education and training of dietetic students and other health professionals within the Trust
  • To be involved in the development of and maintain evidence based educational resources.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To work independently (work will be self directed and autonomous) to manage and provide the dietetic service to a specialist area seeking peer support if necessary, through their clinical team or via specialist dietetic networks,

To provide dietetic advice to patients and/or carers with particular focus on the specialist condition of the patient, whilst taking into account ethical, social, emotional, psychological and cultural needs. To be able to use this complex and sensitive information in formulating individual dietetic advice in both inpatient and outpatient settings

To provide nutritional and dietetic counselling to educate a diverse patient population. To understand the complex dietary changes which are needed and to employ advanced motivational and behavioural change skills to overcome barriers to change particularly where there is non compliance

Person Specification



  • Degree or post-graduate qualification in Nutrition and dietetics
  • Minimum of 2years post registration experience of clinical dietetics
  • Registered dietitian with HPC
  • Member of the British dietetic Association


  • Advanced Diploma in dietetics
  • Completion of relevant post registration clinical course
  • Member of relevant specialist interest group
  • Attendance at specialist group meetings of the BDA



  • Proven experience of clinical paediatric dietetics
  • Skilled in the development of nutritional care plans
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience with student training including supervision.
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Awareness of research methods and audit skills to inform and evaluate practice
  • Knowledge and appreciation of clinical governance issues



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise clinical caseload
  • IT skills e.g. word processing, use of dietary analysis programmes, preparation of powerpoint presentations
  • Ability to teach small and large groups and evaluate training
  • Ability to be self motivated and work autonomously as an independent practitioner
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Good time management, planning and organisational skills to meet deadlines
  • Able to respond to unpredictable work patterns
  • Reliable, adaptable and flexible
  • Proactive and committed to raising the profile of the profession
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to junior members of staff
  • Committed to undertake CPD
  • Ability to deal with distressed, difficult, and abusive patients
  • Able to show confidence, motivation, and leadership on wards and in meetings
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills



  • Access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Whinney Heys Road



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