Community Dietitian / Mātanga Mātai Kai

Location: Hutt Hospital

Contract: Permanent - 16 hours per week (0.4 FTE)


The Nutrition & Dietetic Service receives referrals for children and adults from health professionals.Those meeting our referral criteria are seen in a range of settings including within the hospital, Outpatients, GP practices and in patients’ homes.The Service keeps data regarding patient contacts.


The successful applicant will be a New Zealand Registered Dietitian who will provide dietetic care to adults (15 years old and over) as part of our community dietetic team providing care in patients’ homes and residential or supported care facilities. The reasons for referral to our community dietetic team includes Home Enteral Nutrition, Home TPN, disability, frail elderly, chronic wounds and those with neurological disorders or swallowing difficulties who have low body weight or weight loss. There will be a strong community integration focus with links to our new Te Herenga Tangata Team.

This is a permanent position of 0.4 FTE, 16 hours per week.


  • NZ Registered Dietitian with current annual practicing certificate (with prescribing endorsement)
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical practise
  • Clinical experience applicable to allocated areas
  • A commitment and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi (and application to health) and a willingness to work positively in improving health outcomes for Maori


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 113922A-20 and job title in the subject line.

HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 113922A-20

Location: Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021