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Paediatrics (with specialist rotation)

Job Reference: 358-2066571-CSI-D

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nutrition & Dietetics
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

SENIOR DIETITIAN – Paediatrics (with specialist rotation)

Band: Band 6 or Band 5 with rebanding programme to band 6 usually within 9- 12 months
Hours: 1.0wte post (37.5 hours per week)
Contract: Permanent
Base: Leicester Royal Infirmary

Are you wanting to be a member of an expert and highly valued paediatric dietetic team in one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in the country? We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and active team player with good communication skills, who enjoys working with children, to join our dedicated team. The team provides a service to the Children’s & Women’s Clinical Management Group, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site and is a great opportunity to develop expert knowledge and experience in specialist areas working as a high profile and valued team of 13 other Paediatric Dietitians (with a dedicated Paediatric Dietetic Assistant).

You will be joining our band 6 rotational programme spending half your time providing dietetic cover to our busy medical and surgical children’s wards and half working within one of 6 specialities (Allergy, Cardiology, Metabolic, Ketogenic, Neonatal and Diabetes) supported by band 7 senior specialist dietitian. With all Childrens services moving to one site to form the new University of Leicester Childrens Hospital, this is an exciting time to be part of our developing team. Audit and research is actively encouraged with opportunities to attend National conferences.

We are looking for a Band 5 Dietitian with paediatric /or other relevant experience or a Band 6 Dietitian with interest and enthusiasm wanting to work in paediatrics or further develop their paediatric dietetic career. You will be fully supported by the Band 7 Specialist Dietitians.

Further responsibilities will include involvement in the pre-registration training of dietitians as we provide paediatric A and B clinical placements and you will play an active part in this.

We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the Trusts quality improvement agenda and has established clinical audit, R & D and policy/guideline programmes. The service is committed to CPD and personal development and has well defined clinical supervision systems in place.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested and want more information or an informal chat /or visit? Contact Cathy Steele,
Clinical Dietetic Manager/Head of Service. Tel: 0116 258 5400.


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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