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Highly Specialist Adult Diabetes Dietitian

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Maidstone Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced dietitian with excellent clinical and team-working skills to join the dietetic team at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Trust.

If successful, you will work with the Manager for Nutrition and Dietetics to provide a safe, effective, and evidence-based dietetic service to adults with diabetes.

You will lead the dietetic team and work as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team assessing, advising, managing patients with complex nutritional and social needs. Your team-working, leadership, supervision and communication skills will be invaluable, as well as your ability to work autonomously to manage your caseload.

Main duties of the job

This role will provide you with excellent professional and personal development opportunities. You will be required to lead on the development and implementation of patient-centred nutritional management pathways and other service improvement initiatives. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with dietetic student placements, multidisciplinary team nutrition training, audit and the development of the wider MTW dietetic service.

If this sounds like an exciting step within your career, then we would love to read your application.

Please visit the video link below to provide you with an insightas to why you should come and join our fantastic therapy department at MTW!

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 760,000 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 more than 7,000 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.

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

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 emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif 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.

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



  • BSc.(Hons) or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics or equivalent qualification
  • Current state registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC


  • Relevant post graduate training in clinical dietetics
  • Member of a BDA Specialist Group and / or BAPEN
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) or other body conferring professional insurance



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to function well in committee and team environments and drive dietetic agenda
  • Good analytical and reflective skills
  • Organisational skills, prioritising and managing own workload to achieve deadlines
  • Competent and accurate IT skills with ability to use Microsoft word, PowerPoint, data collection tools, and willingness to develop these skills
  • Competent to use specialist equipment for anthropometric assessment


  • Counselling skills or post graduate training in behaviour change techniques
  • Experience of using dietary analysis packages
  • Supervisory and / or mentorship skills



  • Experience post qualification, including working with adults with diabetes in inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Experience facilitating group education
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of delivering training sessions to other healthcare professionals
  • Experience of working in insulin pump clinics
  • Experience of handling diabetes data systems - CGM, flash glucose monitoring, Glooko.


  • Dafne Trained
  • Experience of training undergraduate dietetic students
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit



  • Up to date knowledge of clinical dietetics in the field of diabetes and its practical application
  • Up to date knowledge of all aspects of diabetes management - oral and injectable hypoglycaemic therapies, insulin pumps, glucose monitoring devices
  • Up to date knowledge of managing people with diabetes with late complications affecting nutritional requirements and management e.g. gastroparesis, renal failure.
  • Good knowledge of national policies and procedures relating to diabetes and dietetics
  • Good knowledge of the principles of clinical governance


  • CPD evidence of complex case management
  • Experience of other related areas of chronic disease management - obesity and bariatric services, gastroenterology, mental health
  • Evidence of ability to assess and lead a service

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Abbey Court and Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone Hospital

ME16 9QQ

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