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Specialist Dietitian

Band 6

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317 Nutrition - Hospital Paediatrics
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Are you interested in joining a forward thinking, progressive paediatric dietetic team, in a role working across two complementary specialties? A new post has been designed to support both the Cystic Fibrosis/Respiratory and Diabetes teams within the Paediatric Dietetic department based at the Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH).  Working within both multidisciplinary teams, you will support the care of approximately 180 children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and 300 children with diabetes, including the opportunity to provide seamless dietetic input to children with CF related diabetes (CFRD).  Working together with the Lead Specialist and Specialist Dietitians, you will provide a service for inpatients, outpatient multi-disciplinary clinics within GNCH and other regional sites, community visits to homes, schools and other locations, and telephone support.

This post requires someone with significant clinical experience, ideally including some paediatric experience. The post holder will require excellent communication skills, experience of multi-disciplinary team working, initiative, and a critical approach to practice in order to contribute as a team in delivering quality patient care. The post holder will work closely with and support the Lead Specialist Dietitians to contribute to and meet the demands of the services including research and audit, and be involved in the training, guidance and supervision of staff. As you may undertake some community visits, a driving licence and car owner is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in the varying aspects of paediatric cystic fibrosis, respiratory and diabetes within a well-supported team working alongside a dynamic and established paediatric dietetic team. The wider paediatric dietetic service at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals supports a range of specialist areas including Allergy, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ketogenic Diets, Metabolic Disease, Neurology, Oncology, Parenteral Nutrition, PICU, Renal Disease, and Surgery.  You are encouraged to be an active member of the team and creativity and engagement is encouraged to help with service improvement.  Continuing professional development is encouraged.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

Interview Date: 11/11/2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Eleanor McGray
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0191 2824812