Dietitian - Paediatric

Nhs Lanarkshire

Dietitian - Paediatric

Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)

Nhs Lanarkshire, Netherton, North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 1 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

The Role

We are looking to recruit a Dietitian to join the Dietetic Team at University Hospital Wishaw!

The successful candidate will provide direct clinical care, which encompasses dietetic assessment, treatment and management of patients.

The post holder will also act as a source of expertise on nutritional therapy to patients, general public, other health care professionals including medical staff and GPs.

This is a training post for a Paediatric Dietitian. Paediatrics is a speciality with complexities that usually requires a minimum of band 6 experience. However, with mentorship and a having developed a structured development program we can employ a band 5 with initially less experience.

This will allow us to develop the future of Paediatric dietetics in a difficult staffing climate.  

Contract type

Band 5 / Permanent / Full Time / 37 hours

NHS Lanarkshire

Have you always wanted to work with NHS Lanarkshire? Then this might be the opportunity for you to join Team Lanarkshire!

Here at NHS Lanarkshire, we put the patient at the heart of everything we do. Each colleague within the organisation plays a key role in how we deliver our healthcare services.

We proudly serve a population of 655,000 across rural and urban communities in both North and South Lanarkshire. NHS Lanarkshire is comprised of Acute Services (which currently provide hospital based services over 3 main sites), Corporate & Property & Support Services, North and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships which provide integrated primary healthcare and social care services to local communities and surrounding areas.

Why join NHS Lanarkshire?

Join us and you will discover a supportive environment where you will have the chance to add to your skills and further your career.

Some of NHS Lanarkshire benefits include:

  • A minimum of 27 days annual leave increasing with length of service (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • A minimum of 8 days of public holidays
  • Membership of NHS Pension Scheme, with life insurance benefits (for more information on the NHS Pension Scheme visit the Scottish Public Pension)
  • Paid sick leave increasing with length of service
  • Occupational health services
  • Employee Counselling services
  • Work-life Balance policies and procedures

NHS Lanarkshire have a range of support services on topics that can impact both on your working and personal life including occupational health, spiritual care and independent counselling. This support can be accessed using the links on this page.

What we'll need you to bring

  • Registered Dietitian with valid HCPC Registration
  • The post holder will be required to demonstrate excellent team working skills with the ability to work using own initiative
  • Effective listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with people and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Working knowledge of basic information technology

It would be great if you also have:

  • Degree or post graduate diploma in Dietetics.
  • Evidence of further training/CPD in dietetic practice
  • Experience of training other staff groups on nutrition
  • Evidence of involvement in projects/clinical effectiveness work
  • Interest and/or experience in student training
  • Evidence of working or clinical placement within an Acute hospital setting
  • Good knowledge of up-to-date dietetic practice
  • Knowledge of audit, standard development and supporting change in practice with teams
  • Knowledge of specialist dietetic interventions relevant to post
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Ability to prioritise caseload/work
  • Flexible, motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinkin
  • Skills in group work
  • Networking skills

Looking to find out more?

If youre looking to find out a bit more, then we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Nadia Bowley at

For enquiries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Devon Westwater at

Please remember to include the job title and reference number in your email.

Further Information

For more information on the role, please refer to the Job Description. If youre looking for more information on the recruitment process, organisation or the services we provide, please refer to our information pack, or our recruitment webpage.

Additional Information for Applicants:

  • Posts close at midnight on the indicated date
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In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

We anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once sufficient applications are received.  Please complete and submit your application early.

*Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential childrens setting/secure unit.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

Please note for all vacancies where a driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence.

NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK.

We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category. UK Visas & Immigration rules are available at

Prospective applicants are encouraged to check eligibility in advance of applying for vacancies in NHS Lanarkshire.

From 1 April 2024, the working week for NHS Agenda for Change workers in Scotland will be reduced.  Full-time hours will reduce from 37.5 to 37 hours (pro rata for part-time staff) without loss of earnings.

NHS Lanarkshire will implement this change but it may not be possible to fully transition from 1 April and there may therefore be some areas of the organisation where implementation may take longer.  If the department is currently unable to safely accommodate the reduced hours from 1st April, you may be required to work 37.5 hours per week until the department can meet the requirements without impacting patient safety - you will, of course, be remunerated accordingly. NHS Lanarkshire is committed to full implementation of the 37 hour working week across all areas as soon as it is safe to do so.

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