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Paediatric Dietitian

Employer
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Walsall
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Dietitian
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic Dietitian with an interest in paediatrics to join our team of 18 dietitians, nurse, and admin who work across the acute and community setting.

If successful, you will be responsible for dietetic input into our children's wards along with carrying out a number of paediatric dietetic outpatient clinics. including a MDT diabetes clinic. Although this post does require face to face contact with patients, there will be opportunities for some remote working and flexible hours across Monday- Friday.

We are a friendly department, offering excellent support for personal development and engagement in student training in which you will play an active role.

Main duties of the job

To provide a nutrition and dietetic service to paediatric patients in both an in and outpatient setting, cs. Inpatient areas include the general paediatric ward, assessment unit and neonatal unit and may be in a 1:1 or group setting. Clinics will include those children referred for advice regarding faltering growth, allergies , restricted eating and coeliac disease, along with a multidisciplinary Paediatric diabetes clinic

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children's Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide a nutrition and dietetic service to Paediatric patients in both an in and outpatient setting. Inpatient areas include the general Paediatric ward, assessment unit and neonatal unit and may be in a 1:1 or group setting.

Provide dietetic input into a multidisciplinary Paediatric diabetes clinic

Plan and prioritise own workload as an autonomous practitioner

Be responsible for collection and analysis of relevant data followed by planning and recommendation of dietetic care within the case load as an autonomous practitioner

Translate and communicate information about disease states and diet to patients and carers so that it is understandable and empowering. This will require developed counselling, motivational and negotiation skills.

Be responsible for ensuring communication of patient management to all relevant health professionals and carers.

Work as part of the multidisciplinary team, liaising with other professionals as required and attending meetings and case conferences as appropriate.

Advise catering services in the hospital on the provision of special diets and menu planning.

Maintain the service to meet department standards in accordance with the available evidence.

Undertake additional training as required to meet the needs of the post

Have an active involvement in student training

Deliver services in a flexible manner with regard to working hours and locations

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Dietetics


Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registration


Experience

Essential

  • Some experience of working in paediatrics


Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Moat Rd

Walsall

WS2 9PS

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407-COMMUNITY-6392760

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