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Food Services Dietitian

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions2 Positions
Job no: 69596
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Nutrition

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Ongoing
  • Full Time (80 hours per fortnight)
  • Dietitians Grade 2 Year 1 (AJ1)
  • Alfred Health location
  • Great staff benefits!

The Department

This position is based within Alfred Health Support Services, supporting Food Services on all campuses. 
Food Service is provided throughout Alfred Health to inpatients, patients in day procedure and other specialist areas on a seven-day basis. The objective of the service is to support patient meal choice by offering nutritious and appealing food, suited to patient’s dietary and cultural needs. The service has a priority to provide quality care that enhances patient satisfaction and their meal time experience, supporting positive patient outcomes.
Hospital Food services are a key point of customer service and have the capacity to influence patients’ perception of their hospital experience and enhance their satisfaction. There is a diversity of food service models in place; at The Alfred menu is provided under cook fresh service, while at Caulfield and Sandringham, food is provided under a cook-chill model with some limited short order items.

The Role

This role will support the Senior Food Service Dietitian and Food Service Managers in the provision of safe and suitable patient meals across the health service and will play a key role in strengthening the interface between nutrition and food services. This will involve contributing to the review of the hospital menu and associated food services systems, process and product reviews, coordinating and supervising food service quality projects and audits, supervising student projects, and training relevant staff.

The role is supported by the Senior Food Service Dietitian role, who will oversee the critical data maintenance for the electronic menu management system (EMMS), and will support system optimisation and clinical governance.

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Possess qualifications providing eligibility for full membership of Dietitians Australia (DA). 
  • Preferably holds current Accredited Practicing Dietitian status.
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience in major teaching hospital
  • Broad knowledge of clinical food service application and therapeutic diets
  • Experience in computerised Menu Management and Nutritional Analysis Systems
  • Experience in clinical food service management with current knowledge of food safety practices, standards and requirements of a tertiary organisation with high risk patients
  • Strong time management skills and high degree of flexibility
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in quality improvement activities
  • Current driver’s licence

Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite child care services, a payroll deductible expense
  • Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
  • Modern onsite library facilities, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Bek Anderson, Senior Food Service Dietitian – [email protected]
Applications close 11pm AEST, Wednesday 12th June 2024.

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.