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Paediatric Dietitian

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
Wembley
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Dietitian who enjoys working with children and families? We have an exciting opportunity for you to develop your paediatric skills in a community dietetic role.

This full time permanent position has a busy paediatric caseload including outpatient clinics, special schools and joint domiciliary visits. The caseload includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, allergies, faltering growth, nutrition support and obesity. The service works collaboratively with the Multidisciplinary Child Development Team (includes Consultant Paediatricians & paediatric therapists & Specialist Children's Nurses).

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have post-graduate clinical experience (including some experience working with children), strong organisational skills and be able to work independently. Communicating evidence-based dietetic advice in an effective manner (tailored to the needs of each child & family) is a key component of this post.

Nutrition & Dietetics Brent, an award-winning service, employ highly skilled, motivated and friendly team of dietitians. We are accredited for undergraduate student training and actively promote continuous professional & clinical development. You will have the opportunity to participate in hybrid working.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

CLINICAL DUTIES
  • To provide therapeutic dietary advice to paediatric patients with nutrition related diseases, their carers and other health professionals regarding the management and care of their diagnosis in Primary Care.
  • To demonstrate good negotiation skills, across a range of issues, with service users and professional teams (including multidisciplinary review sessions).
  • To regard the health and well-being of the child with the utmost importance and to be able to plan appropriate and effective nutrition interventions for children of all ages.
  • To understand the differing physiological and psychological needs of children of all ages and target nutrition interventions appropriately.
  • To demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice in providing appropriate interventions and evaluation of outcomes.
  • To demonstrate empathy with children, their carers/families and colleagues, ensuring that effective communication is achieved, particularly where barriers exist eg. where English is not the first language, or where hearing is impaired or people with disabilities and learning disabilities.
  • To empower, facilitate and agree dietary and lifestyle modifications to improve health outcomes.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Degree or postgraduate diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Membership of British Dietetic Association
  • Post-graduate qualification in a dietetic-related field eg paediatrics


Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration clinical dietetic experience
  • Experience of providing dietetic advice for children (age 0 -18)


Desirable

  • Ability to apply core dietetic skills across a range of clinical conditions


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Wembley Centre for Health & Care

116 Chaplin Road

Wembley

HA0 4UZ

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824-ONW-6448699

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