$70,679 - $97,028 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 14 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $70,679 - $97,028 plus superannuation
Position No: 26450 - 023HX
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 June 2022
Contact Officer: Andrew Slattery on or (02) 5124 5135

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high-quality, effective, person-centered care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Nutrition Department is primarily responsible for the management of core functions and provision of Nutrition based allied health services within Canberra Health Services.

Services include:

  • Clinical Dietetic Services to:
  • Inpatients on the University of Canberra Hospital and Canberra Hospital Campuses including the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and the Adult Mental Health Unit
  • Outpatients requiring specialist care from the ACT and regional NSW
  • Operation of centralised Special Diet Service
  • Operation of Infant Feeding Service
  • Coordination of Canberra Health Services Clinical Education Program for Nutrition and Dietetic students from various local universities
  • Food Service governance activities in partnership with the Canberra Hospital Food Service Department

Under supervision of the Senior Dietitian, you will provide clinical dietetic services across the Canberra Health Service and contribute to service improvement and quality improvement/quality assurance activities of the department.

An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies (permanent, temporary, or casual) over the next 12 months.

This role is required to participate in an after-hours roster, including potential for weekend and public holiday work.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organizational skills with a high degree of drive
  • A flexible and adaptive approach to work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence with communicating across a range of stakeholders

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Hold an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Eligible for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia, and eligible to hold Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (
  • Hold a current Driver’s Licence.


  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This role is required to participate in after-hour shifts, including the potential for the weekend and public holiday work. This recruitment will be used to establish a merit list of candidates which may be used to fill any permanent, temporary, or casual HP2 positions which may arise in the next 12 months.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Job Closing Date

28 Jun, 2022