Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Dietitian to join an enthusiastic, well-supported and experienced team of 6 Paediatric Dietitians and Assistant Practitioner.

This is a band 6 permanent full time position based at University Hospital Coventry. The post holder will also be required on a ad-hoc basis to visit children at home following a new diagnosis of Diabetes therefore access to a care for work purposes would be preferable, or a willingness to travel on public transport to a home visit towards the end of the day.

With appropriate training and ongoing support from senior colleagues, the successful candidate will provide specialist dietetic advice for a caseload of patients with Diabetes alongside the Diabetes service lead. As well as lead on general out patient clinics and ward referrals across a variety of specialities, for example, enteral feeding, eating disorders, allergies, oncology, cystic fibrosis and learning difficulties.

Main duties of the job

  • To work autonomously to provide specialist dietetic advice to patients, their carers and staff within agreed protocols and guidelines and with support from senior colleagues including:
  • Carry out nutritional assessments (interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics, clinical condition and diet history) to determine nutritional problem.
  • Development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements, analysis of nutritional intakes sometimes using specialist IT systems, client centred goals and discharge planning including patients on artificial nutritional support)
  • To be clinically competent following appropriate training to give specialist dietetic advice to patients with diabetes

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence ® designated organisation please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation’s core values.