Position Details
Reference Number 35780
Position Title Dietitian - Grade 3
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Footscray Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

A full time temporary Grade 3 dietitian position (12 month mat leave backfill) has become available at Footscray Hospital for a suitably experienced and dynamic dietitian.

The position is clinically responsible for ICU, Head and Neck Plastics and Orthopaedics inpatient units. Experience in Critical Care Nutrition including Total Parenteral Nutrition is essential for this position.

A major responsibility of this role is leading the clinical operations of inpatient nutrition services. This includes but is not limited to; day to day responsibilities for inpatient staffing, workload management and planning, clinical supervision and teaching.
There is significant opportunity to lead and participate in the quality and research projects for the Nutrition service and student supervision program.


  • Adopt a role as the clinical operations lead of inpatient nutrition services at Footscray Hospital
  • Manage the clinical caseload of the inpatient units, as above
  • Will have a role in ensuring excellence in safe and effective patient care in line with Western Health values and policies
  • Will also include responsibilities in quality improvement, teaching and research

Skills & Experience OR Essential Criteria

  • A Bachelor degree of Nutrition and Dietetics (or equivalent)
  • Eligible for membership of Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Demonstrate independent clinical reasoning and clinical competencies in the area of practice
  • Experience in areas clinically relevant to the position
  • Preferably 7 years’ experience


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Kathryn Pierce
Contact Number 83456675
Contact Email Kathryn.Pierce@wh.org.au
Closing Date 28/11/2019
Position Description DietGr3WH PDNov_19.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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