Band 7 1 year maternity cover
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 paediatric dietitian to work in the feeding and eating disorders team and the Mildred Creak Unit (child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit – Tier 4).
You will work with children with a range of presentations. This will include Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorders (ARFID), generalised feeding disorders, Anorexia Nervosa and other mental health diagnoses. You will work in an MDT comprising psychology, psychiatry, mental health nurses, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist.
You will be responsible for the assessment and nutritional management of children referred as outpatients and those on the inpatient unit. You will also take part in delivering nutritional educational sessions to families and healthcare professionals. Further information Sarah Flack (Principal Dietitian)
Main duties of the job
- Responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and quality dietetic FEDS service for both inpatients and outpatients working to agreed standards, policies and procedures
- Using specialised knowledge to manage a caseload in feeding and eating disorders
- Assessment of the patient’s needs and making clinical decisions regarding the necessary nutritional support and dietary interventions for all children in the caseload taking into account their diet history, growth and biochemical parameters and any relevant drug treatments
- Comparing normal nutritional requirements in childhood and interpreting these for the sick child according to the disease process to initiate and maintain a treatment plan
- attendance at ward rounds to take part in the decision-making about the patient’s clinical care.
- Responsible for maintenance of patient records to comply with departmental standards
- Communicating complex information regarding dietary management to the multidisciplinary team to provide a holistic approach to patient care.
- Communicating, both verbally and with written/pictorial resources, with patients and carers regarding dietary management taking into account their ability to understand and being sensitive to ethnic, cultural and religious diversity
- Organising and planning for discharge necessitating communication with the local healthcare multidisciplinary team eg GP, health visitor, community paediatric nurses, community paediatrician, dietitian adjusting short and long term careplans
GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.
We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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28 April 2023
Agenda for change
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inclusive
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below
GOSH Culture and Values
- Our Always values
- Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent post-graduate qualification
- Registered as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Post- graduate Paediatric Masters Modules (BDA/Uni of Plymouth)
- Post-graduate experience in general dietetics
- significant experience working in clinical paediatrics at band 6/7 level
- Knowledge of a specialist area of paediatric dietetics
- Ability to provide weekend cover of the service
- Experience in Feeding/Eating disorders
- Ability to contribute to development of dietetic practice
- Good communication and oral presentation and communication skills
- Time Management Skills
- Computer Literacy
- Ability to adapt to new ways of working which is beneficial to service
- Experience in audit/research/teaching
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