New Graduate Dietitian

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 21-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/NEWGRADDIE
  • Job Title: New Graduate Dietitian
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  • Summary:
  • Full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term position for 12 months from approx. March 2020 – April 2021
  • Provide nutritional assessment and nutritional care plans to inpatients and outpatients
  • NZ Registration as a Dietitian with a current annual practising certificate (or application in progress)

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our team of dynamic and motivated Dietitians, based primarily at Christchurch campus, provides support to adult and paediatric patients across a range of clinical specialties including oncology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, respiratory, neurology, general medical, surgical wards and outpatients.

We are seeking a new graduate superstar who is ready to kick-start their career and who has a strong desire to learn! Working as part of a close-knit team, you will receive regular supervision and opportunities for professional development and you will also be encouraged to develop your skills and professional interests.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position from approximately March 2020 – April 2021. The days and hours required are Monday – Friday 0800 – 1630, with a weekend on-call requirement.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing nutritional assessment and nutritional care plans to inpatients and outpatients within the adult team
  • Providing nutritional education to patients within the service, enthusing and motivating real behaviour change
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team and liaising with health providers

Your skills will include the following:

  • A recent graduate who is passionate about learning and developing their career as a Dietitian
  • A drive to ensure best health outcomes for people with nutrition related disorders
  • The ability to work within a team and contribute to the provision of quality care within the service
  • Being self-motivated, organised and enjoy a challenge
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and nurture relationships with patients and other people within the service
  • NZ Registration as a Dietitian with a current annual practising certificate (or application in progress) is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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