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Grade 2 Dietitian - CARE

St Vincent's Hospital

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  • 0.1EFT(4hrs a week), fixed term until 30th June 2021
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Opportunity to be involved in the development of an innovative new model of service delivery

About the Company
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department
CARE (Community Arthritis Rehabilitation and Evaluation) is a Department of Health and Human Services funded project that aims to reduce inappropriate referrals to specialist clinics and improve access to high quality, evidence-based, multi-faceted care for people living with osteoarthritis (OA) .

Based at the Community Rehabilitation Centre at St George's Health Service, Kew, you will work closely with the CARE Project team to drive the development and implemention of this new model of care.

About the Role
An opportunity currently exists for an experienced Dietitian to join the project team in the
development of a community osteoarthritis (OA) specialist clinic and to facilitate an evidence based and sustainable model of care for patients with knee or hip OA. The successful applicant will be responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of a new model of care as well as providing high quality, dietetic management for patients with OA. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic dietitian to join a cohesive and progressive integrated team, committed to excellence in clinical practice, research and professional development.

Classifications for this position will range from Dietitian Grade 2 AJ1 - AJ4 ($87,200 - $98,200 per annum).


  • Providing professional specific assessment and treatment interventions that are informed by evidence based practice and the theoretical approach and guidelines employed by OA Community Clinic.
  • Be able to design and develop new models of care
  • To consider sustainable ways to introduce any changes of practice into existing programs
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with inter and multi-disciplinary stakeholders.
  • Monitoring client outcomes to inform ongoing treatment review and planning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Possesses qualifications providing eligibility for full membership of Dietitians Australia (DA) and the Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) program
  • Recent experience in and knowledge of nutrition & dietetics management in hospital and/or community settings, particularly musculoskeletal health.
  • At least 4 years' experience
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications would be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of and commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills


  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

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