Paediatric Dietitian - Band 6/7

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

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning 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
  • Act autonomously assessing degree of risk and taking appropriate action to ensure patient safety and quality of care
  • Communicate accurate information regarding patients to a wide range of health care professionals within and outside of the trust and keep statistics and written records of all in patient and outpatient contacts in accordance with trust and departmental standards
  • Advise the catering department on provision of therapeutic diets and ensure that adequate patient nutrition is provided
  • Monitor catering provision and act accordingly
  • Assesses the evidence (often complex scientific studies) in order to interpret and apply research evidence
  • Manage and prioritise own workload and work within professional code of conduct and assist administration staff in doing this
  • Work closely with partners i.e. soft FM, resolving any issues regarding cleanliness, provision of food and maintenance of the environment
  • Ensure staff are aware how to escalate when issues cannot be resolved
  • Participate in continuing professional development to keep expertise up to date in general paediatric dietetics and other relevant areas eg gastroenterology, oncology. To identify personal training needs and participate in performance appraisal
  • Communicate highly sensitive and complex information with empathy ensuring that information is understood
  • Develop expertise in dealing with interpersonal conflict and be responsible for the resolution of any adverse situation/incidents
  • Occasional attendance at study events, conferences for one or several days or long day away from home as required with adequate notice

Requirements of the Paediatric Dietitian:

  • Degree or equivalent within Nutrition and Dietetics
  • HCPC registered as a Dietitian
  • Recent post qualifying experience working as a Dietitian in a paediatric setting
  • 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 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
  • Able to interpret research evidence and apply to practice
  • Competent and able to work independently
  • Well presented and professional
  • Enthusiastic
  • Sociable
  • Able to get around hospital sites
  • Able to work flexible hours to suit needs of service when the clinics run late into the evening
  • Car driver/owner
  • Familiarisation with and adherence to the Safeguarding Policies of the Trust
  • Willing to complete essential/mandatory training

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.