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Mātanga kai - Clinical Dietitian, Inpatient Otago

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Government Otago New Zealand

2 months ago

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band - $ 68,371- to $85,992 p.a prorata plus Kiwisaver
• Help us change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
• Parental leave cover full-time, (1.0 FTE) fixed-term up to 22 December 2023 then 0.7FTE until 26 April 2024
• Great professional development plus exceptional MDT plus opportunity to make a difference

Here at Dunedin Hospital, we put the patient at the centre of everything we do. The team are a close knit group of professionals with a mix of new and long serving team members that are excited to welcome and support you to our team.

Mō te tūranga - About the role

We are excited to welcome applicants who are new or recently qualified New Zealand Registered Dietitians to join the dietetic team at Dunedin, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand - Southern. We have a vacancy for a New Graduate clinical dietitian for a fixed-term period covering parental leave.

This role will see you based within the acute inpatient Dietetic and Nutrition team at Dunedin... Hospital. The caseload will extend across the acute medical, surgical and rehabilitative settings, with a focus on frailty.

This is an exciting and rewarding role for a newly qualified dietitan. This role offers variety and will capitalise on your passion fordietetic careacross the continuum of healthcare. You will work alongside highly experienced Dietitian clinicians, and within the wider Multidisciplinary teams, and extend your entry level knowledge and skills across your caseload. The wider team provides additional learning opportunities and support as you explore areas for future career development.

Mōu ake - About you

To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate the following:
• You will have clear and open communication skills
• Be able to foster positive relationships with patients, whanau and the wider MDT
• Be highly motivated, enthusiastic and collaborative team players
• You will be willing to take on new challenges and continue to raise the profile for dietetics

The Dunedin Dietetic team offers supervision and ongoing professional development. As a New Zealand Registered Dietitian, holding a current Annual Practicing Certificate with Dietitian Prescriber endorsement you may have a role in supervision of early career dietitians within the wider dietitian team.

If you are a highly organised and motivated clinical dietitian, who believes in 'putting the patient at the centre' we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us to discuss potential ways you would fit into our team.

Painga - Benefits:
• Beautiful mountains, coastlines, and family-friendly communities
• Continuous support for career development
• Subsidised gym membership, discounted health insurance
• Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
• Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA/DHB Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between step 3 ($68,371 p.a.) to Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro-rata).

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Wednesday, 5 April 2023.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email [email protected]

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse Applications Corporate SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
• Occupational health assessment
• Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
• Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Following the update to Covid-19 Public Health Response (vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You will need to provide proof of this to occupational health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:
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