Highly specialist paediatric dietitian

Band 7

Main area
Dietetic and speech and language therapy
Band 7
Fixed Term - 1 year
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
29/05/2018 23:59

We are able to offer an exciting full time role on a fixed term basis (to cover maternity leave) to work within our paediatric intensive care, nutrition support team and regional congenital cardiac service. These are established services but the post holder be will help to shape dietetic service delivery further and there may also be an opportunity to rotate within specialities at a later date.

The Southampton Children’s Hospital (part of University Hospital Southampton FT) is a centre of excellence for many specialties including: nephrology, gastroenterology, neonatal, oncology, cystic fibrosis, ketogenic, diabetes and respiratory and provides award winning services for these. You will join our team of specialist paediatric dietitians, assisting with the provision of acute dietetic support to Southampton Children’s Hospital, working alongside paediatric specialist consultants, nurse specialists and dietetic colleagues, to provide support to in-patients and multidisciplinary clinics for both local and regional services.  We are committed to research and the paediatric dietetic service is actively involved in clinical audit and research projects and there will be scope to develop this within the role.

The successful applicant will have advanced skills in paediatric dietetics, as well as some experience in supervision and/or line management. Effective leadership skills are essential as well as evidence of efficient caseload management, team working and communication skills. 

University Hospital Southampton FT is a leading teaching hospital hosting a wide array of specialist tertiary services and NIHR Biomedical Research Units including a Respiratory BRU, and the only Nutrition Biomedical Research Centre in England.

The department of dietetics and speech and language therapy employs approximately 100 staff including dietitians, speech and language therapists, nutrition nurse specialists, assistants and administration staff working across acute and community services and providing training for student dietitians on B and C placements.  We have clinical experts working across the range of specialities who take a proactive and imaginative approach to delivering a patient and family centred service. CPD opportunities are well supported through a robust appraisal process with staff encouraged through a supportive framework to submit work for publication or presentation. We are a forward thinking Department, taking a proactive and imaginative approach to delivering excellent nutritional care.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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