Dietitian, Rehabilitation and Aged Care

Applications open until: 22-Mar-2019
State: NSW
Location: South West Sydney, NSW
Type of employment: Community Care
  • HammondCare are seeking a Community Dietitian to join our Restorative Care Allied Health team
  • Permanent part-time opportunity available in Sydney’s Inner West
  • Will work as part of our expanding Restorative Care service

About HammondCare

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity that exists to improve quality of life for people in need.

We specialise in aged and dementia care, palliative care, rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation and mental health services for older people, and other related health and aged care services.  HammondCare seeks to embed evidence based best practice in its services and we provide these services through home care, sub-acute hospitals and residential aged care. 

Bringing these health, hospital and aged care services together, HammondCare has been able to develop innovative, flexible care models designed to serve people with complex health or aged care needs, regardless of their circumstances. 

HammondCare works to provide its staff with support, career development opportunities, education, responsibility and recognition, work/life balance, and satisfying roles.

About the role

The role of the Dietitian is to work within HammondCare’s expanding Restorative Care Service and within the Mission and Mission in Action of HammondCare to ensure a high standard of Dietetics service is provided to clients, along with appropriate support and advice to their families and carers. The Dietitian will participate as a member of the inter-disciplinary team (IDT) to ensure a person-centred, evidence-based, continuous quality improvement work environment that is consistent with the values and ethics of HammondCare and the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. 

HammondCare Rehabilitation and Aged Care programs include (but are not limited to) time-limited inter-disciplinary support for people who are transitioning from a hospital setting back to a home setting.  Programs are designed to maintain and / or improve physical, cognitive and psycho-social function for the individual. Programs are delivered with a restorative care focus, that is, to optimise a person’s functional capacity for activities of daily living that are important to them and make recommendations regarding any long-term care arrangements that may be required.      

The essence of this role:

  • Provision of effective and efficient Dietetic service to clients, and appropriate support and advice to their family, carers and other HammondCare staff
  • Assist clients in maintaining optimal function and well-being and where appropriate, in restoring lost function
  • Participate as a member of the IDT in assessing clients’ care needs, setting care goals and providing appropriate treatment and interventions
  • Participate as a member of the HammondCare team in the application of the organisation’s Mission and values to the pursuit of its objectives in a person-centred, continuous quality improvement work environment
  • Participate in quality projects as part of the Allied Health team
  • Provide clinical supervision for allocated students

About you

Essential:

  • Commitment to engage and align with HammondCare’s Christian Mission, Motivation and Mission in Action
  • A tertiary qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics with eligibility for full membership to the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. APD status through Dietitian’s Association of Australia
  • Significant practical experience or extensive knowledge in providing Dietetics services in a Rehabilitation and or Aged Care setting
  • A current NSW driver’s licence, access to your own car and safe driving record
  • Willingness to travel between HammondCare’s sites and services
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated organisation and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of an inter-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated empathy and patience

Desirable:

  • Experience across outpatient and community settings
  • Strong administrative and computer skills
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • An understanding of Work Health and Safety policies and procedures

HammondCare offers its staff competitive salaries, excellent training & development opportunities, a supportive environment and a fabulous benefits program. For more info check out our website: www.hammond.com.au/careers

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

For an information pack, including the selection criteria, and details on how to apply, please click on link below

Dietetics Rehab and Aged Care information pack

For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please contact Michelle Anthony on 8788-3900 or email manthony@hammond.com.au

Closing Date: 22 March 2019

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check.