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Highly Specialist Neuro Dietitian

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust is seeking an acute experienced Dietitian to join the team at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury as a band 7 Highly Specialist Neurological Dietitian in an expanding team.

You will become a member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and be responsible for leading the nutritional management of adults in these specialties.

An opportunity to develop both clinical and leadership skills, you will provide specialist advice, education and support to patients, their family or carers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, you will be actively involved in the Trust's Clinical Governance Framework, including responsibility for continuing professional development (CPD) and audit activities within this specialist area.

Main duties of the job

The Dietetic team is part of a large and friendly therapy department and works closely with the wider MDT to provide expert nutritional advice for patients within the specialty area.

To take a lead role and be responsible for the advanced assessment, treatment and management of patients requiring dietetic input.

To jointly lead the dietetic team and provide clinical supervision and teaching.

Involvement in service improvement and clinical audit.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 700,000.We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike. With our emphasis on staff training and development, a staff support scheme that's second to none, and a healthy package of benefits, it's easy to put down roots in East Kent Hospitals

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • BSc Nutrition and dietetics or relevant degree with post graduate diploma in dietetics
  • Health Professions Council registration for dietetics
  • Trained in facilitated learning for Undergraduate Practice Placements


  • BDA membership
  • Membership of a BDA Interest Group
  • Post graduate training in relevant specialty



  • Experience of providing dietetic treatment in specialist area
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising dietitians/dietetic assistant practitioners
  • Experience of audit, research and service improvement projects


  • Experience of MDT collaboration at all levels.
  • Experience of working in critical care



  • Able to work safely and effectively under own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a team, with good time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Proficient I.T. skills
  • Ability to teach effectively
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to liaise with professionals at all levels.


  • Understanding of clinical audit



  • General dietetics knowledge including relevant policies and guidelines
  • Highly specialist knowledge of the dietetic management of patients in specialist area


  • Awareness of developments in the NHS to impact dietetic service.
  • Understanding of how dietetic service impacts patient flow in acute setting.

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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