Clinical Dietitian

Manawatu / Whanganui
Expires in: 13 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Clinical Dietitian

Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui

Fixed term (commencing Feb/march 2024 - ends March 2025), full time (40 hours per week)

Te Whatu Ora Whanganui is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce, and actively focuses on employing and building a sustainable Māori workforce which supports our pro-equity commitment.

Ngā Uarātanga | Our Values

  • Aroha - The value of love, respect, and empathy, demonstrating compassionate and non-judgemental relationships.
  • Kōtahitanga - The value of unity and vision sharing where we demonstrate trust and collaboration.
  • Manaakitanga - The value of respect, support and caring where we demonstrate doing our very best for others.
  • Tino Rangatiratanga - The value of self-determination where we empower individual/whānau choice.

Ko te kaupapa | About the role

We are seeking a Dietitian to work in our dietetic team across inpatient and outpatient settings in a fixed term position covering parental Leave. This role is suitable for either a new graduate or experienced dietitian as we have the scope with the role to cater to the knowledge and skills of the successful applicant.

We have a small dietitian team and work closely together to deliver the best outcome for the people in our community. Currently the role consists of covering inpatients wards (surgical, medical, stroke/rehab and critical care) as well as a general outpatient clinical case load mainly involving gastrointestinal conditions and malnutrition, however this role could be tailored around the interests of the successful applicant.

The services our team provides include hospital inpatient wards, specialist outpatient clinics and community services inclusive of diabetes, paediatrics, oncology, surgical, general medicine, cardiovascular, enteral feeding, nutrition support, rehabilitation, weight management and mental health. This job requires working closely with other clinical dietitians as well as a part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. Excellent time management, adaptability and communication skills are essential for this role.

If you will be awaiting registration and APC in early 2024, then we would be happy to explore options to start the successful applicant as a Dietitian Assistant in February/March 2024 to enable orientation and handover prior to the parental leave starting.

Salary range is the AHST PSA MECA.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

  • You must be a qualified Dietitian
  • Have experience or demonstrate potential for working in a hospital/DHB setting
  • Be endorsed as a Dietitian Prescriber
  • Hold the legal right to work in New Zealand
  • Hold a New Zealand Drivers License

Ngā hua o te Mahi i Te Pōari o Whanganui | Working at Te Whatu Ora Whanganui

  • Opportunity to further strengthen your clinical skills
  • You will be working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team providing excellent services to patients and whānau

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

Our vision is He Hāpori Ora - Thriving Communities, with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'. We ensure health care places people and their whānau at the centre of everything we do with and for them. We support and empower individuals and whānau to determine their own wellbeing and are committed to working in authentic partnership with other health care providers, iwi, government, social and community agencies to build strong, resilient, connected people and whānau.

Whanganui is a great little progressive city with a friendly chilled vibe. Great café culture, schools and sporting opportunities with some of the best all year-round weather in the country. The rugged west coast beaches on your doorstep allow for all year surfing, fishing or just walking for miles. Skiing and hiking on mount Ruapehu just an hour up the road, Whanganui has all your bases covered for a family friendly lifestyle.

Whanganui's reputation for having some of the best value-for-money housing in New Zealand is another big-plus for many people settling in the city. With most suburbs only 15 minutes from the central business district or Whanganui Hospital residents don't have to compromise on location to make the most of their leisure time or afford a better property.

Check out to see what your new home could look like.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

Please read the attached position description for further information, otherwise you can contact the Recruitment Coordinator by emailing or phoning +6463488911

Please apply via the advert on and ensure you correctly upload your CV and any other supporting documentation to your application before submitting it.

Rā Katinga | Applications close

Applications close: 14 Dec 2023, however we will close the advert sooner if we find a good candidate for the role, so please do not hesistate to apply

Vacancy: 10-DIET-5361


Manawatu / Whanganui