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.
- Fixed-Term Position until February 2027
- Full Time at 80 hours per fortnight including ADO
- Grade 3 Dietician Classification (AK1-AK4)
- The Alfred Hospital Location
Alfred Health’s Dietetics and Nutrition Department provides an integrated service at The Alfred, Sandringham and Caulfield Hospitals. This position is based at The Alfred Hospital. The joint Dietetics and Nutrition Department is comprised of 48 EFT and 65 people. It is organised into seven clinical streams and provides a 7-day service. Using evidence-based, patient-centred care, it provides clinical expertise to Alfred Health’s patients during their healthcare journey, including the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and the optimisation of nutritional wellbeing and recovery through tailored specialised nutrition therapy.
Alfred Health’s Dietetics and Nutrition Department has a long and valued relationship with The Alfred, with the first dietitian being employed in 1930. It has a proud history of clinical and academic excellence. The Department has strong relationships with Monash and Latrobe University Nutrition Departments and is integral to the clinical teaching and training of student dietitians.
The Position Summary
As a Senior ICU dietitian, you will co-lead the clinical operation of a small team of dietitians in the critical care stream of Alfred Health’s Dietetics and Nutrition Department and specifically support the care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Alfred ICU is one of Australia’s leading ICUs, with 60 beds. It provides a number of state-wide services including trauma, burns, extracorporeal membrane oxygen, and hyperbaric medicine. Clinical expertise in critical care nutrition, strong leadership skills and a proven track record of coordination and implementation of quality initiatives in clinical nutrition are key aspects of this role.
You will be able to demonstrate the Alfred Health values and will be passionate about the care of patients in critical care. You will possess excellent clinical skills, with at least 7 years post-graduate experience as a Dietitian and be eligible for membership of DA and APD credentialing. You will be committed to quality improvement and service development based on best practices. You will also be organised and efficient, with a commitment to developing others. You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to advance patient-centred care in the ICU. You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification or be progressing toward one. Expertise and/or an interest in digital health, technologies and informatics is desirable.
You will be provided with clinical supervision and explore opportunities to develop your clinical and leadership skills. You will become part of the Dietetics and Nutrition Senior Team, with opportunities to engage in relevant research, quality work and professional development.
Skills and Qualifications Required
- Possesses qualifications providing eligibility for full membership of Dietitians’ Australia (DA) and participation in the APD program
- 7 years of clinical experience, with specialist experience in the management of patients who are critically ill
- Higher qualification in (or proceeding towards) Health professional education, Management, Public Health or Research
- Generous Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing through Maxxia
- Discounted Health Insurance
- Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital)
- Close to shops and public transport
Please send enquiries to Andrea Elliott, Manager of Dietetics & Nutrition, Alfred Health - 0432 558 500
Applications close Monday 26th February 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.