22078 - 01N47

Senior Dietitian Lead
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 12 December 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Salary: $106,043 - $114,146
Position No: 22078 - 01N47
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 December 2019
Contact Officer: Marilyn Hines on marilyn.hines@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3794

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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.
  • Three 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.
Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. Canberra Health Services Division of Medicine provides a range of medical specialties and allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
Overview of the work area and position:
The Canberra Health Diabetes Service Nutrition team provide individual and group nutrition appointments for people at risk of or who have diabetes. The Diabetes Nutrition team are an integral part of the Diabetes Service collaborating with Endocrinologists, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Social Workers, Nurses, General Practitioners and Consumers to provide a team approach to care for people with or at risk of diabetes. Diabetes Nutrition services are offered to Canberra residents across the ACT and southern NSW from within the Canberra Hospital and community health centres. The position requires working within a multidisciplinary team to provide a range of nutrition services including dietary assessment, care planning, counselling and the planning and delivery of education programs to staff and client groups. The Senior Diabetes Service Dietitian will be responsible operationally to the Director Canberra Health Diabetes Service and professionally to the Nutrition and Dietetics Lead Professional of Canberra Health Services.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Degree or Postgraduate qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent. Eligible for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia and eligible for APD Status.
  • A minimum of two years post-graduate experience.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals. Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • If practicing clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in ACT Health facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.  Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension up to two years and/or permanency.

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This is a temporary position available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension up to two years and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services