Bariatric Dietitian

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
As part of our developing service we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Dietitian with an interest in bariatric surgery to join the Dietetic Team at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Trust so come and work for us! If you live near or far, MTW is the Trust for you. We offer attractive relocation packages. Please see our new and exciting recruitment video: or call Helen Furminger on 07713355603 tofind out more.

The post will be based at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital working with other members of the MDT on the development and delivery of a specialist bariatric surgery service. You will be supported to develop your skills with funded courses and shadowing opportunities.

Main duties of the job

This post that offers a unique challenge for a highly motivated dietitian with and interest in bariatric surgery, excellent communication skills and passion to support innovative service development at our hospitals.

The successful candidate will work with the clinical lead to provide highly specialist dietetic input to bariatric services including provision of care and education to patients, development of dietary policy and guidelines for the service, development of dietetic educational resources and learning opportunities in relation to obesity and bariatric surgery, for GPs, consultants and other health care professionals including dietetic students.

This role will provide you with excellent and supported professional and personal development. You will have opportunities to be involved with dietetic student placements, multidisciplinary team nutrition training, audit, research and the development of the MTW dietetic service and associated treatment pathways.

We are a friendly, supportive and innovative department with a commitment to patient-centred care and best practice. If this sounds like an exciting step within your career, then we would love to read your application.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

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.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate experience in clinical dietetics
  • Previous experience working in the nutritional management of patients with morbid obesity and bariatric surgery
  • Experience of undertaking clinical audit
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Knowledge of professional code of conduct and guidance issued by your professional body and adherence to these.
  • Well established and in depth knowledge of a range of recent developments in practice


  • Experience of facilitating patient group sessions
  • Knowledge of National guidelines relating to obesity and bariatric surgery e.g. NICE, BOMSS
  • Knowledge of the types of bariatric surgery and the dietetic implications of these



  • Specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements / decision making for highly specialist case management
  • Excellent critical thinking skills including analytical, interpretation and reflection skills
  • Highly developed negotiation and problem solving skills across a range of issues
  • Well-developed concentration skills
  • Caseload / workload management skills including clinical administration
  • Self-knowledge and awareness
  • Effective self management and taking personal responsibility.
  • Managing relations with others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Excellent presentation skills both written and verbal - with individuals and groups
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise own workload
  • Excellent team working
  • Well-established IT/ computer skills



  • Master's Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent relevant experience
  • HCPC registration
  • BDA Membership


  • Recognised post graduate course in obesity management
  • Membership of specialist group.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road

Tunbridge Wells


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