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Stroke Dietitian

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
As part of the development of Stroke services at MTW we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Dietitian with an interest in Stroke to join the Dietetic Team at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Trust so come and work for us! We can help you develop existing skills or develop new skills in this specialty. 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 to find out more and have an informal chat.

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

Band 5 development role will be considered.

Main duties of the job

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

The successful candidate will work with the clinical lead to provide specialist dietetic input to Stroke service and support the acute team.

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 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.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can 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.

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 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: To be confirmed.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate experience in clinical dietetics
  • Experience of supporting clinical audit
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Knowledge of professional code of conduct and guidance issued by your professional body and adherence to these.
  • Evidence of CPD 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
  • Previous experience working in the nutritional management of patients with morbid obesity and bariatric surgery
  • Experience in the clinical supervision of students



  • Specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements / decision making for highly specialist case management
  • Excellent critical thinking skills including analytical, interpretation and reflection skills
  • 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



  • Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • 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


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Road


ME16 9QQ

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