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Specialist Dietitian

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated and committed Dietitian to join our friendly and proactive department.

We have an opportunity to join our Team as a Rotational Band 6 Dietitian, and provide a comprehensive nutrition and dietetics service across our three hospital sites. This position is part of an expanding team with the opportunity to help shape the future of the service.

The post is a part of our new Band 6 rotation programme and includes 9 months long rotations in oncology, neuro/stroke, ITU, and gastro/surgery.

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join our team, we would be interested in receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist dietetic support to patients within the acute setting, working closely with the MDT providing specialist advice.

To make assessments using a variety of sources of information and to provide results of assessment in verbal and written formats.

To maintain a holistic approach to patient care and involving relatives, carers and appropriate care agencies whenever possible in the treatment plans and programmes

To be an integral member of the dietetic team working to ensure optimal nutritional care for patients as a key determinant of recovery and outcome.

Participation in training and education, including supporting students and Dietetic Assistant Practitioners.

About us

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • 4 year BSc degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • HCPC registered


  • Evidence of on-going professional development (CPD)
  • Trained in facilitated learning for Undergraduate Practice Placements



  • 6-12 months clinical dietetics experience
  • Working as part of a team


  • Experience working at Band 6 level
  • Experience with Parental Nutrition



  • Communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • IT and keyboard skills


  • Clinical audit and reasearch skills
  • Line management skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust



Kennington Rd


TN24 0LZ

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