Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
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We require an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated dietitian to join our friendly and innovative Paediatric Dietetic Team, to cover a maternity leave for up to 12 months. You will be part of a team of 6 Paediatric Dietitians, covering a variety of specialties including inpatients, outpatients, CEW, allergy, diabetes, gastroenterology and home enteral nutrition. We would welcome an informal conversation with you to discuss your areas of interest and would also consider flexible working opportunities/ job share. You will contribute to the wider integrated acute and community Dietetic Service for the population of Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley and the Dietetic Outpatient service for Bexley residents.
Within your clinical role you will work in different settings and work closely with the multidisciplinary paediatric teams across primary, secondary and tertiary care, so excellent communication skills are essential. You will already have clinical paediatric experience and will be able to take on the clinical lead for one of the paediatric dietetic specialties we support and provide supervision for junior members of the team. You will also be involved in the review and development of departmental and organisational guidelines and provide training programmes for the multi-disciplinary team.
Main duties of the job
To provide a specialist Paediatric Dietetic service to infants and children (0-16 years) including Special Needs Children, under the care of the Consultant Paediatricians in Darent Valley Hospital, and General Practitioners and Community Paediatricians in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley and Bexley.
To provide specialist dietetic care to children being tube fed at home
To be an integral part of the Multi-Disciplinary Paediatric Teams at Darent Valley Hospital, and contribute when necessary to the Multi-Disciplinary Teams for Willow Ward, for Gastroenterology, for Eating Disorders and Multi-Disciplinary Dysphagia Team for Pre-school Children.
To provide education and training to trained Nursing staff, Doctors, General Practitioners and other Primary Care Professionals and to Student Nurses, Students in Primary Care professions and Dietetic Students within the department
We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.
If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.
Education and development responsibilities
In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, please see the detailed job description and person specification for further information.
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