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Dietitian /ed Care Coordinator

St Vincent's Hospital - Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Part Time Permanent

About the Company
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
The Health Independence Program (HIP) at SVHM consists of Complex Care Services (CCS), Subacute Ambulatory Services (SACS) and the inner North Melbourne Post-Acute Services (based at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH). HIP offers a comprehensive range of specialist clinics, services and rehabilitation programs, providing rapid response health management, short-medium term care coordination and health education. HIP enable clients to be the decision makers of their care, and support clients through self -management to achieve their healthcare goals. HIP consists of interdisciplinary teams based at NRCH, SVHM Fitzroy and Kew hospital sites, and care is delivered to clients under a SVHM HIP Community Hub model.

Complex Needs: Psychosocial Team (ALERT) sits within the SVHM Complex care Services, the key target groups for ALERT include patients with complex needs who fall under one or more of the key risk factors; substance use, mental health issues, homelessness, disability and complex aged care issues, family violence.

About the Role
This position has two components:

As a Care Coordinator you will assess eligible, high-risk clients living with complex healthcare needs. The primary aim of this component of the position is to provide generic care coordination that facilitates the client's self-management strategies in order to improve health outcomes and prevent avoidable hospital presentations. Intervention is provided through a collaborative care coordination approach and will integrate traditional hospital based health care services and primary health care. This role includes screening referrals, recruiting clients onto the program, conducting comprehensive assessments, coordinating all aspects of health and social care needs, monitoring achievement of client goals, facilitating intervention from other health care professionals and ensuring appropriate linkages with hospital and community services.

As a Dietitian, you will provide targeted dietary assessment, intervention, lifestyle coaching and clinical management of dietary related conditions and health behaviours. Dietetic intervention will support the health, wellbeing and self-management of any client accessing HIP services. The role may also include the prescription of nutritional supplements, complementary therapies, provision of material aid to improve access to food and working alongside clients to increase food security. You will be working with clients that have complex comorbidities, psychosocial issues and financial difficulties that all impact on their nutritional status.

Classifications for this position will range from Dietitian Grade 2 AJ1 - AJ4 ($87,287 - $98,285 per annum).


  • Early identification of ALERT patients in the Emergency Department.
  • Maximize a patient's functional independence through assessment and treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Provide appropriate discipline specific clinical management, discharge planning & community liaison for all relevant patients.To engage with and provide outreach care co-ordination services for identified or referred clients of the Emergency Department post discharge, including undertaking comprehensive assessment and collaborative care planning to guide interventions
  • Perform within the Health Independence Program (HIP) guidelines and specific service guidelines

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in relevant acute/community setting
  • Eligible for registration under the Accredited Practicing Dietitians
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of the application of care coordination practice frameworks and principles, in the context of the current health care environment
  • Proven ability to effectively manage and negotiate solutions to complex problems


  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Fitzroy, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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