Clinical Dietitian
South Canterbury District Health Board
Timaru, South Canterbury, NZ
5d ago

Waitaki District Health Services Ltd.(Oamaru Hospital), and South Canterbury DHB (Timaru Hospital) in asupportive partnership are jointly eager to offer the right Dietitian a dualposition, split between our two organisations.

  • In effect what this cooperativeapproach enables is the creation of a role that offers a range of clinicalpractice exposure;
  • ideal for those who thrive on variety, (in this case oflocation and work activity).

    How we envisage this working is you wouldundertake clinical practice on two consecutive days at TimaruHospital (i.e. 16 hours / week) and the remaining 20 hours at OamaruHospital with flexibility to conductclinics and follow-ups via Telehealth (Microsoft Teams).

    You will be seeing a range of patientsmainly in an outpatient and domiciliary setting with some inpatient work atOamaru Hospital, it is possible that opportunitiesmay arise in future to work in the Child Development area as well at SCDHB.

    You will be skilled inthe dictation, documentation and communication of patient outcomes and havestrong interpersonal and advocacy abilities.

    You will have experiencein providing guidance and advice on nutritional interventions for a variety ofadult and paediatric conditions and will work closely with the multidisciplinaryteam, especially our Diabetes Nurses.

    Candidates must :

  • be a NZ registered Dietitian, (ideally with solid clinical / community experience behind you)
  • hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with an Endorsement on Scope of Practice as a Dietitian Prescriber
  • have a current NZ Driver’s License
  • be able to perform effectively under pressure and prioritise workload accordingly
  • South Canterbury and Waitaki offer unique settingsin which we are both small enough to get to know your patients and colleagues,large enough to provide professional stimulation, and all importantly we have afriendly and relaxed working atmosphere.

    If you have any questions, please contact HelenSharples, Clinical Leader Dietetics, Timaru Hospital on 03 687 2120 or CourtneyFisher, Allied Health Manager, Oamaru Hospital 022 365 5385

    Please apply forthis vacancy online

    We lookforward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

    Applications are Open 2022

    Please note : For the health and safety ofboth staff and patients, (and in line with the Government Mandate), all HealthService staff must be fully vaccinated (with booster if eligible) againstCOVID-19.

    Waitaki District Health Services Limited(WDHSL) and SCDHB are equally committed to promoting a culture of equity anddiversity that supports organisational excellence and promotes equity outcomes.

    This commitment is essential to us upholding our Te Tiriti o Waitangiobligations.

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