Specialist Dietitian Paediatric Oncology/ Home Enteral Feeding Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

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Specialist Dietitan Home Enteral Feeding for children’s oncology


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Full time

Part time

37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)

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£32,306 – £39,027 £32,306-£39,027 per annum (pro rata)

Salary period



18/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time dietitian to support the Paediatric Oncology and Home Enteral feeding team at Nottingham Children’s Hospital (NCH) on a permanent contract.

Are you a Paediatric Dietitian keen to expand your clinical experience in Oncology and enteral feeding ? Do you have a passion for improving patient outcomes with the best nutritional care? We are looking for a forward thinking and enthusiastic Dietitian to join our team. You will become an integral member of our supportive multidisciplinary team delivering high quality, patient centred dietetic care. The job will be a mix of in-patient and outpatients.

Part time may be considered.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

The post holder will provide dietetic support within team of two Dietitians, six Consultants and 5 Specialist nurses. Providing therapeutic dietary advice to infants, children and young people within the oncology and haematology service.

The successful candidate will support nutritional interventions including oral nutrition and enteral feeding so some experience in these would be beneficial. The post will support patients being discharged on enteral feeds and supporting their dietetic care at home . They will also need to work closely with the broader MDT to optimise patient care with the aim of minimising admissions where possible.

The post holder will also support audit and service evaluation to demonstrate the benefits of dietetic input within these patient pathways.

The post holder would be supported by a Team Leader and Clinical Leads to deliver a consistent high quality dietetic service at NCH.

Working for our organisation

The Nottingham Children’s Hospital (NCH) is based at the Queens Medical Centre campus and is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). We provide In-patient and out-patient care for children up to the age of 19 years old. We are a regional oncology service and would support these out of area patients for dietary reviews and for their home enteral feeding requirements.

The Children’s Therapy team at NCH is a friendly and supportive department of around 22 dietitians, support workers and administrative staff who work closely alongside the wider MDT, providing excellent evidence based care and innovative ways of working.

Throughout NUH we have a diverse range of AHP and support staff who work together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to supported by our Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You must have experience of working as a Dietitian. You will need to have excellent communication and leadership skills, a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and workload and that of other members of staff within a supportive team. You will work alongside dietitians as well as dietetic technicians and dietetic assistants. We expect you to be

enthusiastic, motivated and keen to develop your own skills and those of others. Experience of nutritional support is essential. Additional training will be provided.

As part of this role it is essential that you will be able to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) accordingly to national and local guidance.

Please refer to the job description and personal specification attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria

HCPC Registered Dietitian

Evicdence of continuous professional development


Essential criteria

Experience of working as registered dietitian

Able to apply depth of knowledge gained through expereince to specilaist area

Desirable criteria

Evidence of working in specialist area


Essential criteria

Escellent verbal and non verbal skills

Evidence of MDT working

Able to overcome barriers to communication

Analytical and Judgement

Essential criteria

Able to interpret and evaluate complex information froma range of sources to support decision making

Planning and Organisation

Essential criteria

Able to manage workload of self and others


Essential criteria

Able to undertake anthropometric measurements

Able to use relevant computer packages

Able to travel within and beyond the organisation

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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