Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 46672

Reference: 46672

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Grade 2 Dietitian
  • Full time, 40 hrs per week (includes ADO)
  • Work allocation: cancer services (inpatient and outpatient) with focus on haematology, radiation oncology and day oncology
  • Located at Austin Hospital
  • Pay range: Grade 2 (AJ1-AJ4) $45.96 - $52.00 per hour + salary packaging + super + higher qualification allowance if applicable
  • Available from 3rd April 2023

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the Nutrition and Dietetics Department

Our department is a vibrant and fast-paced environment with a team of 42 staff (34 EFT) across three sites.  We function as one department and work in a supportive and friendly environment.  We provide service to inpatients, outpatients and home/community programs, spanning acute care, sub-acute care and rehabilitation.

Our Dietitians are experts in medical nutrition therapy across a range of clinical specialties and are organised into clinical streams: specialist medicine, ICU/surgical/gastro, oncology, paediatrics and mental health, sub-acute & rehab. Other key activities include staff education and development, student training, quality improvement, research and food service.

Details of position

The position is based on the acute site (Austin campus) and is part of our Cancer stream which includes services to radiotherapy, medical oncology, haematology, day oncology and palliative care.  The clinical workload allocation for this position is primarily haematology (including bone marrow transplant) and ambulatory cancer services including radiotherapy and day oncology. Workload allocation may vary according to operational needs.

Refer to position description for further details.

About you: 
You will have:

  • Interest and experience in cancer care
  • Sound clinical nutrition knowledge in haematology, radiation oncology and medical oncology across inpatient and ambulatory settings
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and to work effectively in a team environment   
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Effective counselling skills and commitment to patient-centred care   
  • Demonstrated organisational skills, efficient workload management and ability to prioritise   

Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
    • Mentoring and career development opportunities
    • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
    • Five weeks annual leave

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

How to Apply

Register on the Austin Careers site and upload your CV, cover letter, proof of dietetic qualification and proof of COVID vaccinations. Selection criteria in the position description do not need to be addressed separately, but should be covered by your letter and CV.


Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Kate Kaegi - (03) 9496 5542
Leonie Pearce - (03) 9496 5542