Allied Health Professional Dietitian Townsville
- : Health Workforce Queensland
- : 02-Jul-2018
- : Townsville QLD 4810
Townsville is a coastal city in north-eastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquarium has marine life and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, plus a sea turtle hospital. Southeast of the city, the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park is home to koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Offshore, Magnetic Island has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife.
The location has an extensive range of schools for all ages and needs.
Our practice employs a range of health professionals including, but not limited to, GPs', Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Diabetic Educators, Youth Workers and Indigenous Health Workers. The majority of our services are provided at little or no direct cost to our consumers through Federally funded programs. We also offer fee for service for those consumers who do not meet funded programs eligibility.
We provide supports for NDIS participants. We are NDIS ready
Our services are open to anyone living in the Northern Australia region. We have offices in Townsville, Mackay, Cannonvale, Cairns and Thursday Island. Our employees travel to many sites across the region to provide face to face services, as indicated on the table. We offer service delivery via phone and/or video conferencing where clinically appropriate.
After Hours requirements:
Dependant on operational requirements.
*Tertiary qualification in Dietetics
*Registration with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
*Blue Card registration
*Experience in working in a rural and regional environment
*Additional skills in working within the NDIS; Bariatric; Eating Disorders and/or Aged Care would be highly desirable
*You will possess drive and motivation and not be afraid to innovate
*Current driver's license
In this role, you will be responsible for providing nutrition and dietetic services across a range of clients and broad case mix. You have a passion for education and strive for positive health outcomes in patients by building knowledge and skills. You'll assist clients to understand the relationship between health and food. You will be working in health promotion, prevention and treatment as part of a member of the interdisciplinary team to promote coordinated, multidisciplinary team based approaches to the provision of integrated primary health services.
Using a consultative approach, you will:
*Provide evidence based individualised and group dietitian interventions and support to maximise health outcomes
*Educate clients on the importance of diet and the planning and preparation of food;
*Provide evidence based lifestyle modification programs and nutrition consultation
*Undertake food evaluation audits
*Provide bariatric dietetic consultation and support
*Plan, and evaluate nutrition intervention programs
*Complete nutrition assessments, develop and deliver nutrition management and education programs and training; and
*Work with community groups to improve the health of individuals and their community
*Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive chronic disease management and prevention programs
This role will include considerable travel to rural and remote locations and therefore requires a person who is flexible, works autonomously and can manage their own workload in a dynamic evolving environment.
The position would be based in Townsville North Queensland. Which is a beautiful town that has so much to offer, beaches, close to the great barrier reef, a diverse range of cultures, relaxed lifestyle - so much more
You will be provided with:
*Use of company car
*Generous professional development
*Flexible work options
*Lap tap and phone
*4 weeks annual leave
*17.5% leave loading
*Excellent company culture
Applications should consist of your CV, together with a covering letter of no more than 1 page in length detailing your experience.
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