Dietetic Assistant (516277)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 14, 2021
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

Salary

$58,323 to $61,704 pro-rata per annum

Classification

Health Services Officer Level 5

Award

Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent, part-time, day work, working 38 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP

Please note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.

Location

Royal Hobart Hospital – Nutrition & Dietetics

Duties

  • Assist the Dietitians in the efficient and optimal functioning of the Nutrition and Dietetic Service including, conducting malnutrition screening on patients.

  • Exercise initiative and independent judgment in undertaking a range of tasks under general supervision from Dietitians, including malnutrition screening of patients, helping the Dietitians in the treatment and nutritional monitoring of patients, supporting mealtime volunteers and other related tasks.

  • Coordinate and implement the nutritional treatment of patients referred for nutritional screening and support under Dietitian supervision.

  • Monitor patient progress, communicate treatment outcomes to the Dietitian, clearly document in the patient’s medical history and maintain the service’s clinical database for evaluation purposes.

  • Liaise with Nursing, Food Service and Allied Health Professionals regarding individual menus, patient meals and prescribed supplements.

Essential Requirements

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:


1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Possession of a Certificate lll or IV in Allied Health Therapy Assistance and or equivalent experience.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

516277 Dietetic Assistant HSO 5 (July 2021).pdf
516277 Dietetic Assistant HSO 5 (July 2021).docx
Applicant Guide.pdf
Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Janet Howells
Deputy Manager - Nutrition and Dietetics Service
Phone: (03) 6166 8502
Email: janet.howells@ths.tas.gov.au

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