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Paediatric Dietitian – Paediatric Allergy and Prescribing Support posted by NHS Jobs

Full Time
Band 6

Job Description

About Oviva
We believe good health starts with nutrition and lifestyle, not medication. Our mission is to help 50 million
people lead healthier and happier lives by 2025 by providing the best diet and lifestyle therapy through
Oviva is a technology-enabled healthcare provider founded in 2014 seeking to offer the most accessible,
personalised, high-quality care possible to people with health conditions related to diet. Crucially, we embrace
technology to overcome the efficiency challenges facing the NHS.
We do this by:
 Creating unique, digitally-enabled treatment programmes for patients, delivered by dietitians
supported by a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychological wellbeing practitioners,
specialist nurses, activity experts and health coaches.
 Offering patients access to expert advice in a time and place of their choosing, via our smartphoneapp, online learning portal (with tailored video, audio and written learning content) or over the phone.
Our services are delivered in partnership with the NHS, supporting quality and efficiency improvements.
Today we provide NHS services in 57 Clinical Commissioning Groups and were recently selected for the NHS
England Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme and the NHS England Innovation Accelerator. Beyond the
UK we also operate in Switzerland, Germany, and France, and are backed by Europe’s leading venture funds.
We can only deliver all of this with the help of our incredible team. Having a culture that people want to work in
is very important to us and we're proud to say 96% of our team would recommend working for Oviva. We do
this by keeping our values are at the forefront of everything we do, from patient care to internal culture:
 We put the patient first
 We measure & improve We tackle it together
The Role
Oviva provides digitally enabled dietetic services to the NHS, including many successful medicines
optimisation services to improve the care of infants with cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) and reduce
unnecessary prescribing spend on infant formula. We are looking for a Paediatric Dietitian to help support
delivery of our cow’s milk protein allergy services.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience in paediatrics in the community setting, with knowledge
of managing CMPA (specifically non IgE mediated). You will work alongside our specialist paediatric dietitians
to deliver our unique remote care pathway supported by Oviva’s technology. You will engage with GPs and
other common prescribers and audit the prescribing of specialist infant formula in line with local guidance.
You will need to be good communicator working in partnership with service users, other agencies, health
professionals and stakeholders. The role will also involve providing education to health professionals. The
ideal candidate is a dietitian who is keen to develop their knowledge and experience in managing cow’s milk
protein allergy and appropriate prescribing. Depending on your location you will have the opportunity to work
remotely or to support the dietitians by delivering education sessions and collecting audit data within the CCG.

Main Responsibilities
 To deliver a remote rapid access clinic to patients with suspected non IgE cow’s milk protein allergy,
via telephone, video call and app messaging. This will be, supported by Oviva’s technology and,
alongside the specialist paediatric dietitians.
 Deliver care to patients with suspected or diagnosed with CMPA. This will involve ensuring the
reintroduction challenge is conducted to confirm correct diagnosis, as well as checking and reviewing
prescriptions are in line with the local guideline. You will also support parents/carers with weaning
and the milk ladder in order to stop prescriptions in a timely manner.
 The core focus of the service will be the management of infants’ prescribed formula feeds; the service
may also include the review and management of paediatric ONS, to ensure these are appropriately
 Implementing, reviewing and developing evidence-based guidelines with support of the specialist
paediatric dietitians.
 Provide education on managing CMPA and appropriate infant formula prescribing to other health
professionals such as local GPs, secondary care and Health visitors.
 Analysing and reporting outcomes
 Maintaining accurate and up-to-date clinical records using Oviva’s secure electronic medical record
 Review and develop patient resources including our unique Oviva ‘learn’ education platform.
 Maintaining adequate CPD and continuing to meet HCPC registration requirements
 This job description and person specification are only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and
outcomes required of the role. The job holder will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be
required by their line manager.
Key Competencies
 Collaborative – can do attitude, work effectively in teams,
 Empathetic – peer to peer support, resilient,
 Innovative – self starter, solution – action orientated, creative
 Knowledgeable – proactively upskilling, adaptable,
 Commitment to Oviva Mission & Strategy
 Clinical skills – patient relationships, adherence to IG procedure
The Ideal Candidate
 A dietitian with experience working in paediatrics and food allergy
 Is able to provide the best possible care for patients, putting their needs first
 Confident in using technology to record and review patient notes and is quick to learn in operating
Oviva’s technology to support patients
 Be able to work autonomously and within the wider paediatric team

Our Offer
 The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in revolutionising healthcare in the UK
 Exciting and rewarding role in high-growth start-up environment
 Company pension
 Regular team socials
 Competitive salary (depending on experience)
 Flexible working hours
 Exciting role within a very supportive team
 Training opportunities

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