Waikato Community Dietitian - Thames
Where you’ll be working: Community Thames and Thames Hospital
The details: Permanent, Full time and part time options will be considered
Be part of the national transformation in Health
Join our great dietetic team for the opportunity to work alongside our clients throughout their health journey
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking a passionate Community Dietitian to join our Te Whatu Ora Waikato district team. As a community Dietitian, you will play a pivotal role in delivering nutrition-focused care to diverse populations. Your work will key national assessments, intervention and education to improve community health. Community provides a variety of clinical scenarios, including patients experiencing malnutrition, gastro disorders and long term conditions like diabetes and you will be carrying out assessment and implementation of enteral feeding regimes.
The role is varied and involves work in the inpatient setting at Thames hospital, Thames outpatient clinics, Tele health appointments and community home visits covering the area from Waihi and Huntly to the Thames Coast. Your base would be either in Hamilton community office or in the Thames region.
This role is self-directed and well supported by Dietitian and multi-disciplinary team colleagues with years of experience. This permanent position is full time 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week), however options to work full time or less than 40 hours per week may be considered.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Thames is the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula renowned for its pristine beaches, bush walks and laid-back vibe whilst being only 90mins drive from 3 major cities - Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton.
Allied Health is a department of the Waikato district that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Their work includes people who are acutely unwell in hospital, or requiring rehabilitation for serious illness or injury, people who have chronic illness or disability and need to improve functional independence and quality of life. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system. A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for capable, team-focused dietitians to provide dietetic interventions to patients in rural, community and outpatient settings across the Waikato region. We will consider applicants with a range of experience. You will work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team to support patients, so we are looking for someone who understands the value of compassionate and collaborative working.
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
New Zealand Dietitians Board registration and current annual practicing certificate (or in the process of obtaining). Applicant will also have Dietitians Prescriber status.
An ability to live and lead the Waikato district values of Whakamana (Give and earn respect), Whakarongo (Listen to me; talk to me), Mauri Pai (Fair Play), Whakapakari (Growing the good), Kotahitanga (Stronger Together).
A commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding and empathetic patients care.
An ability to work autonomously completing comprehensive clinical assessments, as well as use adult teaching principles to engage health consumers.
A strong team focus, and excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
A full New Zealand drivers license.
This position is Children’s Worker, as defined by the Children’s Act (2014), and as such appropriate screening will be conducted.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Nicole.Rickard@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 11 October 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
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