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Paediatric Dietitian

Employer
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
We require an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated dietitian to join our friendly and innovative Paediatric Dietetic Team, to provide the specialist dietetic input the the Complications related to Excess Weight (CEW) service. You will be part of a team of 6 Paediatric Dietitians who cover a variety of other specialties including inpatients, outpatients, allergy, diabetes, gastroenterology and home enteral nutrition. We would welcome an informal conversation with you to discuss your areas of interest and would also consider flexible working opportunities/ job share. You will contribute to the wider integrated acute and community Dietetic Service for the population of Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley and the Dietetic Outpatient service for Bexley residents.

Within your clinical role you will work in different settings and work closely with the multidisciplinary paediatric teams across primary, secondary and tertiary care, so excellent communication skills are essential. You will already have clinical paediatric experience and will be able to take on the clinical lead for the dietetic element of the CEW service. You will also be involved in the review and development of departmental and organisational guidelines and provide training for the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist Paediatric Dietetic service as part of the Complications of Excess Weight (CEW) clinics. This role is part of the CEW MDT, as defined by NHSE.

To act as a source of expertise and to provide specialised nutrition and dietetic care to help with the management of children with severe obesity and the related complications. To be an integral part of the CEW multi-disciplinary team.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

Managerial responsibilities

Professional responsibilities

Education and development responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, please see the detailed job description and person specification for further information.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, Post-graduate diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Registered Dietitian with HCPC
  • 1st and 2nd Modules of qualification in Paediatrics
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate clinical education
  • Trained in facilitated learning for under-graduate practice placements


Desirable

  • BDA membership
  • Member of BDA Paediatric Group and the BDA Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Sub-Group
  • 3rd and 4th Modules of qualification in Paediatrics


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Able to work safely and effectively without direct supervision
  • Able to plan workload and supervise more junior staff, dietetic support workers and students
  • Able to work in a team
  • Good communication skills- verbal and written
  • ability to teach effectively
  • Able to evaluate and be critical of oneself
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Awareness of developments in the NHS
  • Leadership skills and qualities
  • Able to audit practice and make recommendation's for change
  • Contribute to safe and effective patient care
  • Able to undertake anthropometrics/body composition measurement's relevant to role


Desirable

  • Developing service standards
  • Counselling skills


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of use of protocols and care pathways for specific interventions and conditions
  • Varied clinical experience with paediatrics (0-16 years)
  • Minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience of which at least 2 years Paediatrics


Knowledge & Interest

Essential

  • Motivation and interest towards extending skills and knowledge
  • Knowledge of personal accountability and responsibilities as laid down by the rules of professional conduct
  • Evidence of awareness of need for professional development and responsibility
  • Able to plan and deliver workloads to support requirements of the post
  • Knowledge of CEW and current management guidelines


Desirable

  • Evidence of implementing ideas and developing services
  • A knowledge of and experience in working with different cultures and religious beliefs


Dispostition

Essential

  • Polite, pleasant and understanding manner.
  • Ability to be adaptable to meet changing requirements and needs
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and to plan and action patient focused care pathways


Desirable

  • An innovative and holistic approach to patient care


Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to work within an acute NHS Hospital/ community setting
  • Current work permit


Desirable

  • An understanding of Paediatric service provision within the community


Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Address

Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road

Dartford

DA2 8DA

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