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Community Paediatric Dietitian

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated band 5 dietitian with a desire to move into or already working in paediatrics in the community?. We are looking for an enthusiastic dietitian with excellent organisation and team working skills to join our well respected community service. This post would be ideal if you have a desire to work in community paediatrics but have limited experience in this area. The Alder Hey community dietetic team consists of B7, B6 and dietetic assistant practitioner roles and we cover the Liverpool and Sefton areas. There are office bases in both locations.

You will be responsible for managing your own case load of patients with clinical support from the wider team of specialist dietitians.

A genuine interest in paediatrics and children's health care is a key requirement for this post. We are a supportive team and regular clinical supervision will be provided as well as varied CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • Accept clinical responsibility for the dietetic management of patients and organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and demonstrate a flexible approach to changing circumstances.
  • Undertake assessment of nutritional status, nutritional requirements and expected outcome of complex patients taking into account clinical, social and cultural factors.
  • Analyse and interpret the complex, multiple components of the medical, nutritional and clinical dietetic assessments and make a judgement from a range of clinical options on how this information contributes to the formulation of a diagnosis and a resultant treatment care plan.
  • Plan and implement dietetic intervention based on the result of the nutritional assessment to achieve the expected outcome.
  • Monitor, review and re-evaluate the dietetic management and other associated medical treatments against outcome measures adjusting the dietetic treatment care plan and goals.
  • Communicate with clinicians, including those at the most senior levels, all relevant aspects of the dietetic care plan both on an individual patient basis and in multi disciplinary team forums.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information to children and their families in a way which is understandable to them and which may include unwelcome or difficult to accept information.

  • About us

    Alder Hey Children's Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year.

    As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.

    In 2015 we opened a state-of-the-art hospital alongside a brand new research, innovation and education centre. Alder Hey in the Park and the Institute in the Park bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families.
    Our Values
    Our values are very important to us at Alder Hey. We expect everyone who works here to know these values and embody them every day. Our core values are Excellence,Together,Innovation,Openness, andRespect. Find out more about our values, and what they mean our staff, below:

    Alder Hey are offering excellent benefit schemes

    Refer a friend - Alder Hey staff

    Successful candidates who are introduced to the Trust by existing staff members will receive �1000 after completion of six months in post. Please include the name/Alder Hey email for your friend in the additional information section of your application.

    This will be paid in two parts, �250 in first month pay on commencement in post, and �750 on completion of six months. You must not be in a formal HR process to qualify.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • To provide specialist dietetic services to identified paediatric sub-specialities within the Trust. This includes nutritional assessment, development and implementation of care plans and on-going review of complex in- patients and out-patients.
    • To develop and implement evidence based protocols, standards of care and patient education information within identified areas of paediatric sub specialities.
    • To work in liaison with the advanced specialist dietitians in more complex paediatric sub specialities in the provision of service and the development and implementation of protocols, standards of care and patient education information.

    For more detail please see attached personal specification and job description.

    Person Specification



    • Degree or post-graduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • HCPC registration
    • Band 5 experience
    • Theoretical knowledge of nutritional requirements of children
    • Understanding of the collection and interpretation of anthropometric data in adults/paediatrics.
    • Good oral and written communication skills in a breadth of clinical settings
    • Good organisational and time management skills.
    • Desire to work in paediatrics.


    • Supervisory skills qualification
    • Evidence of experiential learning in clinical paediatric dietetics
    • Experience in clinical paediatrics.
    • Understanding of research methodology and audit

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


    Alder Hey Children's Hospital

    Eaton Road


    L12 2AP

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