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Clinical Dietitian

Clinical Dietitian / Mātanga Kai

Southland Hospital

Salary Band –$82,045 to $103,000 p.a. pro rata + Kiwisaver


  • Multiple permanent opportunities available, ranging from 32 to 40 hours per week (0.8 to 1.0 FTE, respectively)


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings are at high risk of malnutrition. Ill patients are likely to require enteral, parenteral, or oral nutrition support (or a combination of these) to meet their nutritional needs. The dietitian is best placed to provide nutritional advice to the multi-professional team on the optimal way to manage the nutritional needs of ill patients.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Clinical experience and up-to-date knowledge across inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • A working knowledge of dietetic intervention techniques, including patient centred goal planning, malnutrition diagnosis and interventions, and acute caseload management.
  • Registered dietitian with the New Zealand Dietitians Board with a current annual practicing certificate.
  • Hold an endorsed prescriber scope of practice.
  • Evidence/Best practice focused in service delivery.
  • Be computer literate with a broad based understanding of computer skills, including use of basic Microsoft programmes, and Proficient in use of health related programmes.


Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself! Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs PSA Allied Public Health + Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement between Step 3 ($82,045 p.a. pro rata) and Step 8 ($103,000 p.a. pro rata)


 Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  20th December 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


For further information please contact Hannah James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor on 


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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