Paediatric Dietitian - Band 6/7

Location Cosham
Job type Contract
Salary £25 - 30 per hour
Contact Ross Welton
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Reference 157368

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 6/7 Paediatric Dietitian to fill a locum full-time role based in Cosham.

The pay rate for this locum Paediatric Dietitian job is £25 - £30 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract. 


  • Work as a member of the Paediatric Dietetic Team providing nutrition and dietetic services to both in and out patients
  • Provide expert advice on paediatric education which involves nutritional diagnosis (interpretation and analysis of biochemistry, anthropometrics, social situation, clinical condition, drug and diet history) and the development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements and client centred goals)
  • Advice clinicians on the prescription of ACBS products and vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Deliver a high quality evidenced based effective dietetic service to diabetes, oncology, gastroenterology, home nutritional support and metabolic conditions, alongside your dietetic colleagues
  • Attend appropriate ward rounds, multidisciplinary meetings and case conferences within specialist areas proving expert advice based on clinical evidence with consideration of social and psychological factors
  • Deliver a locality based case load of children with complex needs who might be on home enteral feeds or requiring blended diets
  • Provide a service to a busy out-patient clinic were over a week the caseload is variable, liaising when necessary with health visitors, social care and school nursing team
  • Judge level of patient and carer understanding adjusting information provided accordingly and to communicate with tact, empathy and understanding where information provided is unwelcome or difficult to accept eg long term adherence to a restricted diet
  • Independently provide specialist, evidence-based nutritional assessment/treatment within specialist areas, potentially involving a wide range of disease/conditions, using advanced clinical reasoning and theoretical knowledge of relevant physiology and pathology
  • Work with the children’s community nutrition nurses and special needs school nurses for those patients requiring artificial nutritional support in the community

Requirements of the Paediatric Dietitian:

  • Degree or equivalent within Dietetics
  • HCPC registered as a Dietitian
  • Being a highly skilled clinical expert with specialised knowledge in caring for Paediatric patients and their carers to ensure that the service delivered is evidence based and tailored to the individual patient’s need
  • Experience working within a paediatric setting
  • Experience of working in multi-professional setting
  • Evidence of professional development and commitment to postgraduate study
  • Experience in Dietetics in a range of paediatric specialities (of special relevance experience in diabetes, gastroenterology, oncology and complex nutrition support)
  • BDA Member
  • Post graduate study eg Paediatric Nutrition Group course, teaching/education certificate, diploma in advanced dietetic practice, PENG course, BDA specialist group member, BDA branch member, evidence of research experience/working towards Masters level qualification
  • Competent practitioner with sound knowledge of paediatric nutrition, nutrition support and good clinical reasoning skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Able to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to promote the role of the dietitian
  • Ability to organise complex information and to interpret it into language suitable for different groups or individuals (patients, staff, other health professionals, the public)
  • Good presentation skills and ability to work effectively single handily with individuals and groups
  • Knowledge and experience of catering systems and menu planning
  • Accurate anthropometric measurement skills

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive dietary knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands


This Paediatric Dietitian job is advertised by Ross Welton; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements. 

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.