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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/01/2021.

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian Gastroenterology

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2021-90117

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Dieticians (911306)
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 3,200 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

Post: Advanced Specialist Paediatric Dietitian (Gastroenterology)

Hours: 1.0 wte

Contract: Permanent

Band: AFC Band 6

We are looking for an enthusiastic dietitian to join the gastroenterology dietetic team at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. The dietitians within the gastroenterology service are key members of the team with a central role in the establishment and monitoring of all types of nutrition support including parenteral nutrition, dietetic treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and nutrition support of short bowel syndrome. In addition there is a complex and varied gastroenterology out-patient caseload both in multi-disciplinary clinics and dietetic specific clinics. The out-patient service for children and young people with Coeliac Disease is led by the dietitians. The vast majority of the work is carried out in close co-operation with the multi-disciplinary gastroenterology team of 7 consultants and 5 clinical nurse specialists; in addition there are excellent working relationships with pharmacy, speech and language therapy and other clinical specialties.

This post is ideal if you have been working in adult/paediatric gastroenterology and would like to experience working in a tertiary paediatric gastroenterology service in a busy teaching hospital.

Ideally you will have the skills and experience to enable you to work across a varied case load under the supervision of the Band 7 dietitians with the more complex cases.

The ability to be an effective team member and to communicate with children, young people and families as well as professionals at all levels of health and children's social care is essential.

In addition to learning through clinical caseload management and clinical supervision there are wide ranging learning opportunities across the Trust. We are one of a handful of UK Children’s Hospitals who host modules in the MSc Paediatric Dietetics programme and the successful applicant would have a role in teaching on the modules. We also have A placement students and there will be opportunities to be involved in their supervision.

All flexible working arrangements and requirements will be considered for this role.

Interviews will be held virtually and to discuss this post further please contact Emma Jones, Advanced Specialist Dietitian in Gastroenterology on 0151 252 5231 or email or Helen Garrett Advanced Specialist Dietitian in Gastroenterology on 0151 252 5231 or email or Alice Sutton Head of Dietetics on 0151 252 5847 or email

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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