Dietitian

Job No: 105964
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Are you a Dietitian looking for a new opportunity to grow and develop your skills? Join this reputable Aboriginal Health Service!
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $61,777 to $98,396 plus generous allowances and salary sacrifice options!
  • Amazing work/life balance, giving you the chance to explore the wondrous Australian outback! 

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service now has a rewarding opportunity for a Dietitian to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team. This role is being offered on a full-time basis and is located in Katherine, NT. 

Reporting to the Dietitian/Nutritionist Cluster Leader your primary responsibility will be to provide public health nutrition and dietetic services and will contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs that will improve nutritional status for members of the community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with health centre staff and clients to support processes for targeted interventions, including group sessions and activities;
  • Working with the Population Health Team to implement and evaluate community nutrition programs;
  • Acting as the primary source of specific nutrition knowledge and contributing to the professional development of others in the area of nutrition;
  • Developing and implementing activities that aim to improve nutritional status across the region; and
  • Ensuring that all reporting requirements are well planned, coordinated and submitted.

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About You

Sunrise Health Service is seeking an individual with strong knowledge and understanding of remote and/or Aboriginal communities are essential, while previous experience living and working in a remote and/or Aboriginal community would be an advantage.

The successful candidate must be degree qualified in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and hold (or be eligible to hold) an Accredited Practising Dietitian status. Previous experience working as a practising dietitian will be ideal.

You must have an understanding of the principles of primary health care in a remote and multidisciplinary environment. Excellent communications skills are a must, including well developed cross-cultural interpersonal abilities and the ability to practice in a sensitive and culturally safe manner; you will understand and adhere to the principles of Aboriginal community control of health services. 

The successful candidate should be prepared to undertake considerable travel into remote communities surrounding Katherine, as such an unrestricted drivers licence will be essential.

To be considered, you must be willing to undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding role that offers you the opportunity to advance your career as part of a highly respected organisation. In addition, you will receive ongoing professional training opportunities to ensure your future career excels.

Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $61,777 - $98,396 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) plus a range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks leave per year;
  • Up to 10 days study leave;
  • Salary packaging options; and
  • Travel allowances.

Additionally, working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With Australia's most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

About the Organisation

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation's main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of medical care, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the sickness that affects so many people in the region. This is done through the organisation's health clinics and health education, mixing together traditional Indigenous culture and the best of mainstream medicine.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation works in partnership with Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN), who provide support services to health professionals and organisation across the Northern Territory. NT PHN offers support and assistance to eligible nurses and allied health professionals who are relocating them to the NT for the purposes of employment.

Most importantly, the Sunrise approach involves community people taking part in controlling their own health. Everything from financial management and governance, staff selection and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation's Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees. The organisation proudly boast ISO 9001 and AGPAL accreditation.

Sunrise provides a fulfilling and stimulating work environment in a diverse range of areas for those seeking a career in Indigenous Health.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to directly impact the provision of Aboriginal primary health care services – Apply Now!

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