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Specialist Paediatric Dietician

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-14621

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Dieticians (911306)
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

This post is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your paediatric dietetic career and for you to contribute to the provision of a quality paediatric dietetic service in this busy and highly rated children's hospital. The role will provide the successful candidate with wide ranging caseloads enabling you to consolidate your existing knowledge and expand your skills across a range of paediatric sub-specialities. The Specialist Paediatric Dietetic band 6 posts are rotational working across the whole range of paediatric sub specialties including oncology, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology, renal disease, allergy, critical care, surgery and general paediatrics to name just a few.

In addition to managing your own case load you will have the support of senior specialist dietitians to enable you to manage complex cases and acquire knowledge of more complex disease management through clinical supervision. These posts will provide you with a solid foundation to become a future leading paediatric dietitian.

The team of over 20 dietitians and assistants provide dietetic care across the majority of paediatric sub-specialities with comprehensive nutritional support programmes across many of the specialities and excellent multi- disciplinary team working. We are well respected across the Trust for our commitment to clinical dietetics and nutrition support. In addition we are a very supportive team and take seriously the development of paediatric dietitians. In addition to learning through clinical caseload management and clinical supervision there are wide ranging learning opportunities across the Trust and participation in the Masters programme in paediatric dietetics will be actively encouraged. We also have A placement students and there will be opportunities to be involved in their supervision.

To apply for this post you should have a minimum of 2 years post registration clinical dietetic experience .Practical paediatric dietetic experience is desirable but not essential. Theoretical knowledge of paediatric dietetics, underpinned with a genuine interest in children's health care are key requirements for this post. The ability to communicate with children, young people and families as well as professionals at all levels of health and children's social care are essential.

To discuss this opportunity further or arrange a visit please contact Alison Holmes, Advanced Paediatric Dietitian on 0151 2525231 or email

Alternatively some of our current team of specialist paediatric dietitians would be happy to talk to you about the opportunities that this excellent dietetic department can offer you so please call 0151 252 5231 and ask to speak to Chris, Dave or Blaithin.

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.

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