$95,883 - $101,033 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021
Part time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Closes: 22 April 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade plus superannuation
Position No: 48753 - 01V95
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 April 2021
Contact Officer: Andrew Slattery on or (02) 5124 2544

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

Position Overview
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based 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 and alcohol and drug services.

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, you will provide clinical dietetic services across the Canberra Health Services and contribute to service improvement and quality improvement/quality assurance activities of the department.

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

CHS supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Hold an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent.
  • Eligible for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia, and eligible to hold Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credential.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Hold a current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Notes: This is a part-time temporary position available for a period of 11 months with possibility of extension and/or permanency at 18.375 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata. This position may be required to participate in overtime, on call, and rotation roster. Some weekend and public holiday duty will be required. The position is based at Canberra Hospital however will be required to work across Canberra Health Services sites and undertake patient home visits.

Job Closing Date

22 Apr, 2021