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Scout Talent - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Are you qualified Dietitian looking to make positive change in remote communities?
Join one of the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the NT!
Attractive salary up to $101,838 negotiable on experience plus super, salary sacrifice, relocation assistance & remote area allowance!

About Sunrise

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

The Sunrise approach involves Aboriginal communities taking part in controlling their own health. Everything from financial management and governance, staff selection and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation's Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees.

Servicing nine communities spread over 45,000 square kilometres, the Sunrise footprint covers Aboriginal communities that are some of the most disadvantaged in the Territory with some of the most complex health issues. Yet despite this, the ethos and practices of Sunrise Health have it be a leader, both nationally and in the Territory, for both national and Territory performance indicators.

Acute health care does not make people well - it is only when health issues and the social determinants of health are addressed, that families and communities become well - a challenge that Sunrise Health is committed to address with each of its communities and with the expectation that each of its employees will adopt and uphold this culture.

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is currently looking for a Dietitian based in Katherine, servicing remote NT on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Health Access Manager, you will provide public health nutrition and dietetic services through one on one consultations and contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs to improve nutritional status for people living in the region.

The position requires travel by light plane or 4WD, with overnight stays up to a week in the surrounded communities including Mataranka, Ngukurr, Bulman, Minyerri, Besqick/Wugularr and Barunga.

Your key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
Provide high quality dietetics assessment and intervention for clients (adults and children) within the context of primary health care;
Clinic-based appointments and home visits providing dietary advice and counselling;
Follow up, coordinate and communicate as required with other relevant internal, visiting, and external providers;
Act as the primary source of specific nutrition knowledge within the local team and with other service providers;
Develop networks and work in partnership with stakeholders to identify, plan, implement and evaluate activities; and
Support the maintenance of systems such as patient referrals, statistics and other record requirements.

What will you need to succeed?

To be successful in this position you have a Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with eligibility for Accredited Practising Dietitian status with the Dieticians Association of Australia as well as previous working experience as a practicing dietitian.

Able to demonstrate a commitment to the objectives and ethos of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations such as Sunrise, you will have a clear respect for Aboriginal culture, and be willing to learn from Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, and other indigenous community outreach team members.

Your well-developed interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate confidently and effectively. Independently driven with the ability to schedule your own workload and travel, you will also be able to work collaboratively with other health team members.

Please note: Applicants must have a current unrestricted Australian Drivers License, and consent to a go a National Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing.

About the Benefits

This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to work with an organisation that's building the capacity of remote Aboriginal communities in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

Your dedication will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary up to $101,838 (based on skills and experience) and salary packaging options up to $15,899 per year.

You will also have access to a wide range of benefits including:
6 weeks leave per year;
Relocation assistance,
Accommodation (when travelling outside of Katherine);
Up to 10 days study leave;
Remote allowance;
Annual retention bonus of $5000; and
Travel allowance (when working away from clinics).

Working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With the Katherine Gorge on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, combined with some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

About the Katherine Region

A region full of misty waterfalls, untouched gorges, and stunning landscapes, the Katherine Region is the crossroads of Australia's north, where the outback meets the rainforest. Explore world-famous national parks, canoe along the mighty Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, or take a dip and unwind at the Katherine Hot Springs.

This is a unique opportunity to support families and young children in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Territory - Apply Now.