OverviewThe Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Dietitian: Eating Disorder Day Program Level 3 0.4FTE Temporay in Westmead NSW
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Branch Westmead NSW AU
Dietitian: Eating Disorder Day Program Level 3 0.4FTE
Capacity to contribute to education activities for dietitians, clinical dietetic students and other health professionals….
The Eating Disorder Service at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead is a jointly managed by The Department of Psychological Medicine and the Department of Adolescent Medicine.. This is a large service, treating young people with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders from all over New South Wales. Inpatient refeeding admissions, outpatient treatment, and an extensive family based treatment program are among the services that are offered. Other services include a family admission program and parent groups.
As part of the NSW Service Plan for People with Eating Disorders funding was secured by Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN), in partnership with The Butterfly Foundation to establish a Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Day Program. The program has been operating since July 2014.
This is an innovative and exciting initiative, as no such program for children and adolescents exists in NSW. The program focuses on recovering normal weight, improving eating behaviors, enhancing the family and young person’s capacity to manage the eating disorder and reducing the psychosocial consequences of the illness. The program includes a significant education component, group work and the inclusion and integration of family participation.
In addition to standard day program care a special program will be available in the future for rural and remote families comprising of a 5-day on-site intensive intervention with follow up through Child and Adolescent Psychiatry TeleOutreach Services in partnership with local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
The Day Program will be a part of the larger SCHN Eating Disorder Service which has services at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
This position is currently based at Westmead and will move to Crow’s Nest later in the year.
The capicity for flexible working hours on occassions may be required..
Patients will consume morning tea, lunch, afetrnoon tea at the program each day.
The Dietician will –
1. Mange the food service component of the Day Program. Including catering options, meal plans, liason with food providers and suppliers.
2. Provide a dietitic service to patients and families as part of the multidisciplinary team.
3. Provide expert dietitic consultation to other members of the multi-disciplinary team
It is expected that all team members are actively involved in research, publication and training opportunities in the SCHN Eating Disorder Service.
This position is Temporary Part Time up until 31/07/2017, working 15.2 hours per week and is classified as a Dietitian Level 3.
SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**
As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.
This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/
1. Eligible for full membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
2. Experience with Microsoft Office, dietary assessment programs and other software such as CBORD.
3. Significant experience with food service development and management.
4. Significant experience working with children/adolescents and their families within a health care setting, preferably with speciality eating disorder experience.
5. Capacity to contribute to education activities for dietitians, clinical dietetic students and other health professionals.
6. Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and liasing with a range of health professionals.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.
For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website
Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Westmead, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2016-02-11