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Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Applicants will need to demonstrate dietetic experience in the NHS at undergraduate/postgraduate level

Interviews will be in person

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced paediatric dietitian however for the right candidate we would be able to offer it as a band 5 post with a progression developmental pathway from band 5 to 6 (once specified competencies and training have been completed) This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic evidenced based evolving team. The successful candidate will work within the paediatric service providing dietary advice across inpatient, outpatient and community settings and be supported by dietetic and assistant colleagues. There is potential for the successful applicant to take a lead in student training

Main duties of the job

  • To act as specialist clinician for the paediatric service , supporting the clinical lead/s with evolving and embedding best practice into the clinical area.
  • To manage own specialist caseload in this area. This may include advising the MDT on the most appropriate form of nutritional management for children and cover for children's ward/special care baby unit/childrens day unit, educational establishments for children with additional learning needs and general/specialist Paediatric Clinics on the award winning Acre mill site as required. There is potential for post holder to be the lead paediatric dietitian for IBD depending on their previous experience. The post will work closely with the enteral feed company nurse to support children on home enteral feeds in the community.
  • Work autonomously within Trust policies and professional practice, maintaining accurate and comprehensive up to date records.
  • To carry out specialist assessment and treatment of children in a variety of settings with the aim of preventing hospital admissions and/or facilitating safe and timely discharges and transfer of care.
  • Determine a clinical diagnosis, develop, deliver, implement, evaluate and modify individualised treatment programs and/or provide specialist advice, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.

About us

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. T

CHFT prides itself on its strong vision and values

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for full details.

Clinical areas will include a home enteral feeding caseload with a diverse range of conditions, general paediatric in and out patients, including a cows milk protein allergy, multiple allergies, faltering growth, IBD, coeliac disease, selective eating and nutritional health for paediatrics.

You will require good communication and multi-disciplinary team working skills.

The dietetic department is fully committed to CPD and clinical supervision.

As we take A, B and C students from Leeds Beckett University, the post holder will also be expected to take an active role in supporting our student training programme and has potential to be the student lead

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree/ diploma
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Behavioural change training/motivational interviewing skills
  • Evidence of up to date best practice in specialism, self directed and reflective practice
  • Clinical supervisory skills training and regular involvement in student training and assessment


  • Studied at Masters level or equivalent
  • Member of Professional Body
  • Successful completion of post graduate paediatric training e.g. BDA paediatric modules (or willing to complete)



  • Recent advanced post graduate experience to assess and treat in a wide range of areas of nutritional support in the NHS
  • Sound knowledge of clinical dietetics including anthropometric measurement, biochemical interpretation and devising complex nutritional care plans


  • Previous experience working at a Band 6 level
  • Recent experience of paediatric dietetics



  • Ability to work with and motivate children, parents and carers (frequently dealing with challenging behaviour and family dynamics)
  • Awareness of relevant legislation, NSF's, local and national initiatives and their relevance to paediatric dietetic practice
  • Good clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to maintain legible and accurate records
  • Teaching/presentation skills
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and behaviours
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people with complex difficulties and in difficult situations
  • Recognise limitations and willingness to share and learn from others
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions
  • Computer literate
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet service demands


  • Experience in contributing to service improvements e.g audit, patient information
  • Experience in dealing with complaints (e.g. diffusing or investigating complaints)

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

Acre Mill



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