Senior Specialist Dietitian

HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.

Job - Senior Specialist Dietician

Location - The Portland Hospital, London

Contract Type - Fixed Term Contract, full time hours 37.5hrs

Salary Range- Competitive dependent upon skills and experience.

Job Description

  • To provide expert assessment, management and education for paediatric patients requiring specialist dietetic and nutrition intervention by using evidence based practice and conforming to best practice


  • To routinely lead in research and development by initiating, planning and undertaking clinical audits/research projects to evaluate and develop the specialist dietetic service and produce evidence

    based resources, policies and guidelines.

  • To provide education and training to dietitians, student dietitians and other healthcare professionals(HCPs) to facilitate continuous learning and development.

Reward and recognition:

We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide up-to-date evidence-based specialist nutrition advice to patients, their carers and other health professionals. Formulate tailored nutritional care and education, and prescribe nutrition support.

  • Collect and interpret anthropometry (plot weight and length/height), request and interpret biochemistry, clinical and nutrition history.

  • Prioritise and manage a paediatric clinical caseload which may include NICU, PICU, neuro rehabilitation, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, and oncology. Covering mainly inpatients, with some outpatients.

  • Manage patients on oral, enteral or parenteral nutrition support and contribute to Nutrition Team rounds.

  • Compare normal nutritional requirements in childhood and interpret these during illness and according to the disease process and admitting Consultants clinical plan.

  • Attend ward rounds and MDT meetings to take part in decision-making about clinical care and discharge planning.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor or masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered

  • Post registration clinical experience

  • Sound knowledge of issues relating to paediatic dietetics

About The Facility

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

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