Community Paediatric Dietitian

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Fixed Term 6 Months
Part Time 18.75 Hours per week
Job ref
CS Diana Community Nursing
Appleby Health Centre, 63 Appleby Road,
£26,963 to £36,644 pa + HCA
29/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Community Health Newham  Children and Young Peoples Services.

Community Paediatric Dietitian Band 6- Caring for children with dietetic needs in the community. 0.5WTE fixed term for 6 months maternity cover, flexible working hours considered.

You need to have experience working with paediatric dietetics, holding a current HCPC registration to be considered for this post. Please note this is not a mental health post.

Are you an experienced paediatric Dietitian looking for a new challenge in the community setting? If so we have the perfect job for you! Come and work for us and gain fantastic skills working in our Nutritional Support dietetic team based within our community children's nursing service. You will gain skills assessing and advising children with dietetic requirements within clinic settings in a variety of community settings including health centres, children's centres and schools within Newham. The focus of our service is enabling children (and their families) to have as much care as possible outside the hospital setting and you can help us to achieve this by joining our team.

You are required to have skills in dietetic assessment and treatment programmes, managing the dietetic treatment for children with complex needs requiring dietetic intervention and nutritional support in the community setting. You need to be confident in making recommendations to GPs on appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements and enteral feeds alongside the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary, multi agency team. Good communication skills are a must alongside a flexible and forward thinking attitude.

Were looking for a Dietitian with a genuine commitment to work in partnership with children, young people and their families in order to provide evidence based holistic health care and making a positive difference to their lives. The Nutritional Support dietetic team forms part of the wider community children's nursing service that provide technical and skilled care to children up to 16yrs (19yrs for palliative caseload) including nursing, play and psychology services.

There is strong leadership in the service where you will be supported by a senior paediatric Dietitian, clinical psychologist, practice development facilitator and Community Children's Matron.

Newham is culturally the most diverse of all London boroughs, with people from a rich variety of ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. We have the third fastest growing population in England with 40% of the community being 0-24 years old and children and young peoples health services are at the centre of local developments.

Our service is dedicated to supporting community working. You will be provided with a work mobile phone and laptop and car owners will be provided with a business parking permit.

We believe to provide compassionate care to children and families we need to foster a culture of compassionate working relationships and leadership within the service. We are committed to staff support, supervisions and training and have access to peer support and psychology consultation from the psychology team within the service.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Kitney either by email or via phone on 0207 059 6700

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Rebecca Daniels, telephone 0207 059 6700, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127