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Position Title: Senior Clinical Dietitians - Dunedin
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time and Part time
Date Posted: 04/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 23/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059168

Senior Clinical Dietitians


  • Two NEW permanent roles that offer lots of variety!
  • We offer supervision and ongoing professional development

About the roles

We are excited to welcome applicants who are New Zealand Registered Dietitians to join the dietetic team at Dunedin Hospital, Southern District Health Board.  We have two new roles that will provide support to their identified areas.

The 1.0 FTE position is part of the acute inpatient team, and we welcome applicants from those with 5+ years experience who may have special interest in Surgery or medical areas such as renal or respiratory. The 0.5 FTE dietitian will work with paediatric diabetes patients in outpatients and provide cover to support the inpatient unit when required.

These exciting and challenging NEW roles will offer lots of variety and will capitalise on your passion for dietetic care.  You will have a focus on improving health literacy and education, as well as your ability to enthuse your patients and motivate real behaviour change. You’ll be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working closely with health providers and you’ll be driven to ensure best health outcomes for patients and their whanau.

About You

You'll have clear and open communication skills that allow you to foster positive relationships with patients, whanau and the wider MDT.  We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic team player who is willing to take on new challenges and raise the profile for dietetics.  Ideally you will have 5 years recent clinical experience, as listed in the position description.

As a New Zealand Registered Dietitian, holding a current Annual Practicing Certificate with Dietitian Prescriber endorsement You should also hold a full, clean drivers licence.

About the Team

The Dunedin dietetic and diabetes teams are small, close knit dedicated teams of professionals with the same interests as you – “putting the patient at the centre of everything that they do”.  We offer supervision and ongoing professional development.

If you are self-motivated efficient and productive, able to prioritise and manage a busy case load and bring energy and enthusiasm, we would love to hear from you.

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region.  Our customers-patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.

Now to the city itself, Dunedin offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!


Closing Date: Monday, 23 September 2019


Clinical Dietitian, Paediatrics (0.5 FTE) Position Description 

Clinical Dietitian, Acute inpatients (1.0 FTE) Position Description 


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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