39788 - 01M9E

Nutrition Allied Health Assistant
Part-time Temporary

Closes: 14 November 2019

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $52,820 - $58,807 (up to 60,556 depending on qualification level)
Position No: 39788 - 01M9E
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 November 2019
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, 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: reliable, progressive, respectful and 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 Allied Health Assistant contributes to the provision of high quality services. 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.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition) or recognised equivalent
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Experience working with participants in a community setting
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Service credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professions.
This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months. This position is part-time at 14:42 and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro rata. An order of merit will be established for filling identical vacancies within the next 12 months from this process. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services