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Reference Number 61696
Position Title Clinical Dietitian
Location North West Area Mental Health Service,  Coburg
Award Hosp Scientists [18]
Hosp Scientists [18]
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Clinical Dietitian

  • Grade 2 or 3 position
  • Join the North West Area Mental Health Service
  • Full Time Ongoing opportunity

The position requires approved training, experience and expertise in nutrition and dietetics with a commitment to high standards of patient care. The position also requires a demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

  • The dietitian will undertake a direct clinical role across the AMHS, focusing on the provision of individual nutrition support for consumers with severe mental illness who are at risk of or experiencing metabolic syndrome and severe eating disorders.
  • The role provides education and practical meal support to consumers, and may require experience in the provision of group work and education provision.
  • The role provides support and education to staff across the multidisciplinary teams, and contributes to the orientation and training of staff.
  • There is an expectation the dietitian leads and contribute to innovation in quality improvement, service evaluation and research.
  • They will have the ability to engage with people experiencing severe mental health issues, and must have an understanding of risk issues in mental health.

Your new role:


The position will maintain professional standards in accordance with Melbourne Health Policies and Procedures and values and also the Dietitians’ Association of Australia. In addition to the responsibilities outlined in this position description, other specific duties associated with this position include:

  • Attending relevant clinical meetings within the community teams
  • Attending regular meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Involvement in family and carer interventions
  • Provision of consultation and support to community teams

About you:

  • Comprehensive clinical experience post graduating and demonstrated experience in a range of clinical areas
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of consumers with severe mental illness including eating disorders
  • Demonstrated experience supervising students and junior clinicians
  • Experience in individual and group counselling and ability to demonstrate effective presentation skills for the purpose of education for staff, students and consumers.

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Formal Qualification(s) & Required Registration(s): • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics acceptable for full membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia Essential: • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience post graduating and demonstrated experience in a range of clinical areas. •
Contact Person Joy Barrowman
Contact Number 0393559735
Closing Date 27/01/2022
Position Description
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