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Waikato District, Waikato
Full time
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent, 0.9FTE, 36 hours per week


Join our great dietetic team for the opportunity to work alongside our clients throughout their health journey.


About the role:

We are looking for a Dietitian to be based at Thames Hospital, in the Coromandel region- the centre of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches. The role is varied and involves work in inpatients, outpatient clinics, and community home visits covering the area from Waihi and Huntly to the Thames Coast. The role provides exposure to a variety of clinical scenarios, including patients experiencing malnutrition, gastro disorders and long term conditions like diabetes and you will be carrying out assessment and implementation of enteral feeding regimes. This role is self-directed and well supported by Dietitian and multi-disciplinary team colleagues with years of experience. This permanent position is 0.9 FTE (36 hours/week), however options to work less than 36 hours per week may be considered.


About you:

We are looking for capable, team-focused dietitians to provide dietetic interventions to patients in rural, community and outpatient settings across the Waikato region. We will consider applicants with a range of experience. You will work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team to support patients, so we are looking for someone who understands the value of compassionate and collaborative working.

As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes:

• New Zealand Dietitians Board registration and current annual practicing certificate (or in the process of obtaining). Applicant will also have Dietitians Prescriber status.

• An ability to live and lead the Waikato DHB values of Whakamana (Give and earn respect), Whakarongo (Listen to me; talk to me), Mauri Pai (Fair Play), Whakapakari (Growing the good), Kotahitanga (Stronger Together).

• A commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding and empathetic patients care.

• An ability to work autonomously completing comprehensive clinical assessments, as well as use adult teaching principles to engage health consumers.

• A strong team focus, and excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

• A full New Zealand drivers license. This position is Children’s Worker, as defined by the Children’s Act (2014), and as such appropriate screening will be conducted.


About Waikato DHB and the Allied Health Service:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maaori communities.

Allied Health is a department of the Waikato DHB that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Their work includes people who are acutely unwell in hospital, or requiring rehabilitation for serious illness or injury, people who have chronic illness or disability and need to improve functional independence and quality of life. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.

A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.


Why Waikato: Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato click here


Your application:

Please apply directly online. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the application process please contact Elysia Kortez in the Recruitment Team at

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Application closing date: 17 July 2022



Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga


Waikato District, Waikato