Western Sydney Local Health District Deputy Head Dietetics Full Time in Auburn NSW

Western Sydney Local Health District

Branch Auburn NSW AU

Deputy Head Dietetics
Auburn NSW

Demonstrated effective management of human and financial resources. Proven ability to lead, develop, coordinate and evaluate Dietetics & Nutrition services….

Assists the department head in the following duties:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations and the management of all human, financial and physical resources for Dietetics & Nutrition in Westmead and Auburn Hospitals.
  • Assist the department head in the planning, provision and the evaluation of an efficient and effective nutrition service to inpatients and outpatients.
  • Assist the department head with the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assist the department head in the organisation and supervision of all members of the department
  • Assist the department head in the maintenance of the principles of good teamwork in the department
  • Assist the department head with the development and maintenance of standards of care consistent with the National EQuIP Standards. This will involve co-ordinating Quality Improvement/Research projects in the department.
  • Organise the practical training programs within the hospital for clinical, food services and research students from the Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Sydney.
  • Organise the development, implementation and evaluation of the staff development programs for the staff of the Dietetics department including the continuing education program and clinical review meetings
  • Assist the department head in ensuring the department complies with the Work Health and Safety Act, related legislation, regulation and standards. This will be through the activities of the Department’s Work, Health Safety Committee.
  • Develop and maintain the rosters, cover rosters, preadmission rosters and maintain Kronos
  • Manage the leave and pay issues for the dietitians
  • Manage of statistics and benchmarking for the department
  • Be responsible for the nutritional care of patients in assigned clinical areas
  • In the absence of the department head fulfils the responsibilities of the department head

To be eligible to apply for this position, you must be a current employee of the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Persons engaged by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) as participants of the ‘Transition to Work Program’ for people with disabilities, within WSLHD, are exempt from the above clause. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ . Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

*Westmead hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Westmead Hospital. This does not apply for staff with disability*

This position is permanent full time, working 38 hours per week and is classified as a Dietitian Level 6.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Selection Criteria
1. Recognised Degree / Diploma in Dietetics & Nutrition, acceptable to the Dietitians Association of Australia. Higher degree in Nutrition and Dietetics/Public Health or research or management qualifications or working towards the same. Applicant will have substantial postgraduate Dietetics & Nutrition clinical practice and supervision skills.

2. Proven ability to lead, develop, coordinate and evaluate Dietetics & Nutrition services. This will include a demonstrated ability in strategic clinical planning and the provision of a patient focused, comprehensive, high quality and cost effective clinical service.

3. Demonstrated excellent communication skills, initiative, time management and commitment to clinical team building. Demonstrated competence in conflict resolution skills.

4. Demonstrated ability to implement and improve patient safety, patient flow, continuum of care, and waiting times for treatment. Experience in quality management.

5. Demonstrated effective management of human and financial resources. Experience with the administrative duties involved in the management of a Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. Relevant experience in staff management, including performance management and the co-ordination of the work of the professional staff

6. Understanding of Dietetics & Nutrition clinical and workforce planning issues.

7. Experience and commitment to teaching, research and staff training.

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 www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Auburn, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-23
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