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Senior Specialist Dietitian

Job Reference: 358-2067026-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nutrition and Dietetic Service
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced paediatric dietitian to work in paediatric primary ciliary dyskinesia (0.5wte) and paediatric cystic fibrosis (0.2wte) specialities. Have you got solid experience in paediatric dietetics and want a career development in some specialist areas?

The National Children’s PCD Management Service was originally commissioned by NHSE in 2013 across four paediatric respiratory centres in the UK one being Leicester/Birmingham. The original specification for a multi disciplinary team is to now be expanded to include dietetics and psychology support.

We are looking for a Senior Specialist Dietitian to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team working alongside a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, ENT Surgeon, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Physiotherapist with support from physiology and audiology based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Childrens Hospital.

You will be a core and valued member of the multi-disciplinary team providing a specialist nutrition and dietetic service to PCD and CF children and families (approx 100/annum). You will establish, lead and develop the LLR and Birmingham regional PCD dietetic service, collaborating with the national PCD Dietitians within the three other national centres. You will provide a clinical care pathway for the children with PCD with defined care packages eg annual review and dietetic treatment alogrithims.

You will provide a proactive and co-ordinated paediatric dietetic service to outpatients, inpatients, day case patients supported by digital home monitoring interface with the children and parents/carers. Excellent communication and team working skills are essential along with an understanding of working with children with long term respiratory conditions and their families and carers. You will deliver face to face consultations at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham alongside the MDT. For the Paediatric CF sessions, you will work alongside another Dietitian.

You will have a great opportunity to develop clinical leadership skills. There will be a requirement to develop a quality improvement programme with measured outcomes for these patient groups.

The Dietetic and Nutrition Service is a progressive service with 60 Dietitians, Nutrition Nurses, Dietetic Assistants and Support Team that will support you professionally.The service actively contributes to the Trusts Quality Improvement agenda. There are also well defined CPD and clinical supervision models in place. You will be involved in pre-registration training of dietitians as we provide A,B,C clinical placements and you will play an active part in this. You will also have responsibility for line managing a member of the team and be supported in this professional responsibility.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathy Steele, Head of Dietetic and Nutrition Services to UHL NHS Trust.

Tel: 0116 258 5095/5837. Email: or Dr M Narayanan, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Lead and Senior Lecturer, Leicester- Birmingham PCD Management Service Tel: 0116 258 5839

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

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Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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