Allied Health Assistant (Eat Walk Engage) - Nutrition and Dietetics

Job Description

About the Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has six hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and four community health centres that employ more than 3,300 staff. The district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to patients and their families in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Your opportunity

The purpose of this role is to contribute to patient care by providing clinical support tasks to increase patient nutrition, cognitive stimulation, mobility and functional independence, as delegated under the direct or indirect supervision of health professionals participating in the Eat Walk Engage (EWE) program at the Mackay Base Hospital. The EWE program is a multi-professional approach to early restorative care and prevention of delirium in older patients.

Your team

Eat Walk Engage (EWE) is a patient-centred care program designed to prevent delirium and promote high quality acute care for older hospital inpatients. This is a state-wide geriatric inpatient initiative supported by the Healthcare Improvement Unit and an expert facilitation team at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH).

Benefits of working for Mackay HHS

Mackay HHS provides a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities, provides roles with variety and flexibility, supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing and encourages work/life balance. Some additional benefits include:

  • Remuneration - Competitive packages with salary packaging options available.
  • Superannuation - Up to 12.75% employer contribution.
  • Annual leave loading - 17.5%.
  • Employee assistance and peer support programs - Supporting our staff through difficult times.
  • Wellbeing programs - Variety of initiatives available to suit all interests and lifestyles.

How to apply for this role

  • Download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants to familiarise yourself with the role.
  • Provide a written response (maximum 2 pages) outlining how your experience, abilities and knowledge will enable you to achieve the key responsibilities of the role. This is an opportunity to tell us about yourself, your professional career and why you are the right person for this job.
  • Attach your current resume/CV, including contact details of two referees, preferably your current/past supervisor, who can confirm/support your capabilities, work performance and conduct within the previous two years.

Conditions of employment

If you are a new employee to Queensland Health, we want to ensure you have all the information you need before you start. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the Queensland Health Conditions of employment and the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

It is a mandatory condition of employment for this role to be:

  • Vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, vaccine preventable diseases Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information on your vaccination requirements should you be the successful applicant for this role, please refer to the Queensland Health employment directives.