Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian | Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: Maidstone, ME16 9QQ
Company: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6321626/359-6321626-T1

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced dietitian to join our dynamic and progressive Paediatric Diabetes Team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within either diabetes or paediatrics however we would be able to support your development in this area.

This team is well established and provides an inpatient and outpatient service across two hospital sites, as well as support in the community.

Our Paediatric Dietetic team at MTW is dynamic and proficient: offering expert care to our patients and dedication to the profession. If you are an HCPC registered dietitian with substantial clinical experience, looking for an opportunity within a friendly and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions or are interested in applying and would like to discuss further, please contact Helen Furminger Manager Dietetics via email or01892 635071

Alongside another paediatric diabetes dietitian you will be responsible for a paediatric diabetes caseload of over 200 children across Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area. This post is based at Maidstone with clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays. You will work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team, including Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses (PDSNs) and Consultant Paediatricians, attend regular multi-disciplinary team clinics, and provide inpatient and community support, you will also be involved in providing training and contribute to diabetes network groups. As a band 6 you will be be encouraged to contribute to service development and ensure the service meets the Best Practice Tariff for diabetes.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills and commitment to Continuous Professional Development, who can work autonomously and as part of an inter-disciplinary team with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines without compromising care.

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.

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).

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.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

This advert closes on Sunday 16 Jun 2024

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