Waitaki District Health Services

Alert

Oamaru Hospital is now operating at a higher level of alertness internally, to better keep our community and staff safe.

This means:
• Everyone entering the hospital is screened on arrival
• Those entering the Hospital will be required to wear surgical masks
• Those with mask exemptions (excluding patients) are not permitted to enter the Hospital
• All inpatients are restricted to two nominated visitors for the duration of their stay however only one visitor per day (exemptions on compassionate grounds will be considered)
• Meals on Wheels will move to contactless deliveries
This is a precautionary measure to keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe on recommendation from the Southern DHB.

Note – due to the evolving Covid-19 status in our community, it may be that we need to change these restrictions at short notice.

Visiting hours are currently 2.00 - 7.00pm daily.

These arrangements will be in place until further notice.
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Dietitian (Permanent, part-time 0.5 FTE)

Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. (Oamaru Hospital) has a vacancy for a New Zealand Registered Dietitian to join our Outpatients team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

You will be seeing a range of patients in both an outpatient and inpatient setting, and there is also flexibility to conduct clinics and follow-ups via Telehealth (Microsoft Teams) under Covid-19 restrictions. You will be skilled in the dictation, documentation and communication of patient outcomes and have strong interpersonal skills. 

You will have experience in providing guidance and advice on nutritional interventions for a variety of adult and paediatric conditions and will work closely with the multidisciplinary team, especially our Diabetes Nurses. Dietitian Prescriber endorsement is essential.

For the health and safety of both staff and patients, and in line with our Government Mandate, all Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. staff must be fully vaccinated (with booster if eligible) for COVID-19.

For an application form and position description please email Libby Norriss: Elizabeth.Norriss@southerndhb.govt.nz.

Applications to be addressed to: Courtney Fisher, Allied Health Service Leader, Courtney.Fisher@southerndhb.govt.nz

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