23479 - 01NQV


Dietitian, Community Care Nutrition
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 30 January 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $66,096 - $90,737
Position No: 23479 - 01NQV
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 January 2020
Contact Officer: Kate O'Brien on kate.o'brien@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1479


Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings.  This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah.  Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect Canberra Health Services’ values:  reliability, progressive, respectful, kind.
The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, is part of Canberra Health Services’ network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
Community Care Nutrition services are offered from community health centres and in-patient homes across the ACT. The team provides nutrition assessment and intervention for a wide range of nutrition issues, complex and chronic medical conditions including enteral nutrition, chronic renal failure and haemodialysis, weight management, gastrointestinal disorders, malnutrition and wound healing. Community Care Nutrition also provides services for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants. As a clinical unit, we pride ourselves on our continual drive for high quality patient care.
The Dietitian is responsible for the provision of high-quality clinical assessments and interventions in the outpatient setting. This involves, promoting positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services, networking, health promotion activities and education in/across designated areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Applications from this recruitment process may be used to fill permanent or temporary full-time or part-time identical positions within the next 12 months. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
  • Nutrition/Dietetics degree (or equivalent) from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Eligible for membership of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA)
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post-qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
  • Current driver’s licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
Note
Applications from this recruitment process may be used to fill permanent or temporary full-time or part-time identical positions within the next 12 months. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services