Bodywise Dietitian at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Bodywise
The details: Permanent, Full time however part-time options can be considered
Do you have a passion for supporting the health of children and providing Whānau / families with the tools to assist the management of childhood weight management?
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Bodywise program at Te Whau Ora, Waikato. We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate paediatric dietitian with a passion for weight management to join the team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in providing comprehensive care and support to paediatric patients and their Whānau / family around facing dietetic Challenges. In Bodywise you will be working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to facilitate and promote a healthy lifestyle across the region to maximise health and wellbeing within the dietetics scope. If this sounds like you, come and develop your clinical dietetic skills and join a friendly and supportive team.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The dietitian in this role works with a medical officer, clinical psychologist and an activity co-ordinator with in the Bodywise service. Your base will be with a team of community dietitians in Hamilton.
We offer a multidiscipline group programme for child weight management each school term.
Offer individual dietitian consults via clinics and home visits
Complete presentations to health care providers in the community, including primary health organisations and provide best practice strategies for management of childhood obesity
Deliver weekly health messages via the Bodywise Waikato Facebook page
Are exploring delivery of services using virtual health
You will receive appropriate training, supervision and peer support and will also have regular contact with other health professionals when working together within the larger multi-disciplinary health team. Find out more about Bodywise here.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for capable, team-focused dietitians to provide dietetic interventions to mainly paediatric patients in rural, community and outpatient settings across the Waikato region. We will consider applicants with a range of experience. You will work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team to support patients, so we are looking for someone who understands the value of compassionate and collaborative working.
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
New Zealand Dietitians Board registration and current annual practicing certificate (or in the process of obtaining). Applicant will also have Dietitians Prescriber status.
An ability to live and lead the Waikato district values of Whakamana (Give and earn respect), Whakarongo (Listen to me; talk to me), Mauri Pai (Fair Play), Whakapakari (Growing the good), Kotahitanga (Stronger Together).
A commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding and empathetic patients care.
An ability to work autonomously completing comprehensive clinical assessments, as well as use adult teaching principles to engage health consumers.
A strong team focus, and excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
A full New Zealand drivers license.
This position is Children’s Worker, as defined by the Children’s Act (2014), and as such appropriate screening will be conducted.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Kendal.Dutton@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 10 January 2024
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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