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Bariatric Specialist Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge wells
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join our devolping Bariatric service at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. The post holder ideally needs to have experience within Surgical nursing /Multidisiplnary meetings and managing their own caseload.

The succesful candidate will be joining a multidisiplinary team of UGI consultants, Dieticians , Psychologist and the management team looking to continue developing this new service

Main duties of the job

To Co-ordinate individual patient's care by providing the link between ranges of healthcare professionals , ensuring a smooth pathway through the specialist bariatric service. In addition the role requires the successful candidate to develop good inter-disciplinary working with effective communication accross health and social care boundries, including advice to GP's regarding follow up care based upon clinical evidence.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent and we are proud to be one of the top performing acute trusts in the country.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • oWorking in Teams
  • oWorking with minimal supervision
  • oCompetence across a range of nursing skills supported by professional and clinical knowledge.
  • oPossess the mandatory training requirements for role including infection control and health and safety competencies.
  • oDemonstrate principles of accountable practice
  • oEnglish Language to IETLS 7.0


  • oExperience of applying clinical reasoning skills to a range of complex and varied patient case mixes.
  • oExperience in a caring role.
  • oPossess Equipment and Medical Competences.
  • oContinuing professional development.
  • oTrained on MS Office and other relevant packages Root cause analysis



  • oMaster's Degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oNMC Registered


  • oWorking towards a post registration qualification in a clinical specialism



  • Experience within surgery
  • Project Management
  • Communication


  • Evidence of ability to work under pressure
  • Audit working
  • Willingness to undertake further education

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