Position Details

Reference Number 172784
Position Title Dietitian - Grade 1
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia

  • Temporary full time until June 2022 -  Enjoy working in expert team whilst living in our stunning region
  • Gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our programs make to members of our community
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment

About the facility

Our team of 18 Dietitians at University Hospital cover all clinical specialties, both inpatient and outpatients. Some of these services include assessment of Nutritional status, Nutritional deficiencies and specialist nutrition and dietary services to patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Grade 1 Dietitian to join the Dietetics department at University Hospital Geelong. In this role your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing high quality nutritional and dietetic services to patients, clients and customers of Barwon Health.
  • Contributing to meeting relevant performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Contributing to, and being part of, relevant ward-based multidisciplinary teams , in order to support clients and carers to achieve an optimum level of health independence through:
  • Comprehensive, co-ordinated and integrated multidisciplinary services
  • Provision of client–centred care from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Contributing to the development and delivery of high quality, cost effective community-based dietetics services.
  • All activities of the position will reflect current best practice and professional standards for nutrition and dietetics. You will operate according to relevant legislation, Barwon Health policies, and program and department guidelines.
  • This role will be located within University Hospital Geelong, but may be moved to other Barwon Health locations depending on service delivery needs. This position will also require flexibility in availability to support service delivery initiatives.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values: Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation

  Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: A qualification as Dietitian as defined by the Medical Scientist’s Award (Vic Public Health).
Essential: Eligibility for full membership of Dietitians Australia
Essential: Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status
Essential: A current approved Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
Essential: Competent in Microsoft applications and clinical databases
Essential: Ability to manage a demanding workload and prioritise accordingly
Essential: Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and contribute to a positive team environment
Essential: Previous experience clinical quality improvement initiatives
Desirable: Prior clinical experience in Grade 1 role, in an acute care environment
Desirable: Previous experience with group education of patients/clients
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Christine Wiggett 
Contact Person Job Title Deputy Manager, Nutrition and Dietetics 
Contact Number 42150704 
Alternate Contact Person Alison Jurica 
Alternate Contact Number 42155353 
Closing Date 21/01/2022
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.