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Specialist Community Dietitian

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

We are a team of registered dietitians, dietetic assistant practitioners and dietetic assistants working across east and west Kent, and we are looking for a Band 6 Specialist Community Dietitian to join our team based in Whitstable.

We provide nutrition advice on a wide range of general and specialist nutritional needs for children and adults. Across Kent we provide outpatientclinics; group education, visit community hospitals, care homes, and visit housebound patients at home.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a large and supportive Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Service in KCHFT working across Kent.

You will be managing a caseload of adult community dietetics patients, providing expert adult dietary advice in the East Kent area throughindividual community outpatient clinics, home visits, care homes, community hospitals and any patient groups required.

You will also work alongside other dietitians, to fully participate in the local strategic formulation and implementation of the service and of pathways and protocols that impact upon the nutritional needs of adult patients.

Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics currently employs over 50 dietetic staff working in both acute and community settings. We believe that clinicians should focus on clinical work and that is why we have invested in our administration team, allowing you more time with your patients.

Additional Working Pattern: shifts to fall between Monday to Friday

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 7th June.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics



  • Registered Health Care Professional - HCPC



  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months



  • Minimum three years post-graduate experience as a Dietitian


  • Experience in Community Dietetics



  • Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience



  • Strong inter-personal skills - influencing and negotiating skills and assertiveness



  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation



  • Able to travel between sites across East Kent to meet the needs of the service and carry equipment such as wheelchair scales into patient homes



  • Flexible and adaptable



  • Ability to manage own time effectively.

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