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Senior Manager Dietetics

  • Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network, Location Negotiable Within Region
  • Salary: $112,625 - $122,610 p.a - Ongoing Full Time - AHP4
The Senior Manager, Dietetics is accountable to the Director Allied Health for effective operational & professional management of the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network’s (RMCLHN) Dietetics services. The Senior Manager, is a recognised clinical expert in Dietetics and is responsible for, operational planning within the Dietetics & Allied Health team and the development of highly skilled and evidence based professional skills and competencies across the Dietetics team.
The Senior Manager Dietetics works in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure best evidence underpins service development and delivery, facilitates human resource processes, ensures compliance with Clinical Supervision policy and credentialling requirements, leads relevant quality improvement initiatives, and facilitates access to relevant professional training and clinical support activities across care settings of RMCLHN. The Senior Manager, Dietetics also plays a leadership role in responding to workforce development initiatives, working in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure country people have access to high quality care that promotes dignity, respect, choice, independence and social connection, and provided by an appropriately skilled and supported team – “our people caring for our communities”.
The Senior Manager, Dietetics will initiate research, service quality and workforce development initiatives and improvements within Dietetics consistent with national and State health reforms. They will work under the direction of the Director Allied Health and in collaboration with other Allied Health Senior Managers and the Rural Support Services on inter-professional initiatives to achieve local objectives from a regional perspective, representing RMCLHN on key forums, and providing expert consultancy services to RMCLHN Executive, service providers and consumers with complex needs.
The Senior Manager, Dietetics is responsible for the clinical supervision of Dietetics staff and other designated staff with the Allied Health and Restorative Care Team with oversight form the Director Allied Health.
The Senior Manager, Dietetics will be responsible, under the direction of Director Allied Health for the operational planning & service implementation of a delegated Allied Health & Restorative Care Team portfolio including one of: Acute Care, Aged Care, Rehabilitation, National Disability Insurance Scheme, Community Care, Child Health and Development. They will provide overarching Allied Health leadership and guidance to support cohesive and high quality service provision within the clinical stream ensuring high quality, consumer focused and consistent allied health services at all points of care.
Must hold a recognised qualification within a relevant Allied Health profession and be eligible for (full) membership of the relevant Professional Association. For those professions requiring Registration, all requirements must be fulfilled to achieve and maintain current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
For self-regulated professions, it is desirable to participate in the professional associations’ accredited continuous professional development program. A higher qualification in a relevant area such as health service management, professional specialisation/clinical education will be highly regarded.
Being part of Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, you will have access to flexible working hours.
The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network, called RMCLHN for short, supports more than 70,000 people living in country South Australia in the towns and surrounds of Renmark, Paringa, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton, Pinnaroo, Lameroo, Karoonda, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Meningie, Tintinara and Coonalpyn. View this video for more information about working for RMCLHN.
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Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A
SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 846806
For more information and to apply

Name: Tania Vandepeer
Title: Professional Lead Allied Health RMCLHN
Phone: 0481 053 025
E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

Monday 5th February 2024 - 11.55 PM