Nutrition Supervisor


Opportunity exists for a permanent full-time Nutrition Supervisor position at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). Additionally, a casual pool to assist with leave relief may also be established as a component of this recruitment.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: General Administration Staff Grade 4
Remuneration: $1189.63 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ199696

Where you'll be working
The Nutrition Supervisor position is required to be part of the 7-day service which operates from 0600-1830 hours daily (inclusive of weekends and public holidays) at RNSH. Nutrition Supervisors are rostered within a 7-day rotating roster. This position will be required to work at least 2 weekend shifts per fortnight. There are 2 Nutrition Supervisors rostered daily, with early shift from 0600-1430 hours or late shift 1000-1830 hours. Additionally a day shift of 0800-1630 may also be rostered when staffing allows. The Nutrition Supervisor position is located within the Diet Aide Office, and works collaboratively with all Food Service and Nutrition Services staff.

What you'll be doing

The Nutrition Supervisor has a key role in the safe provision of therapeutic meals/special diets. The role is responsible for checking of special meal items, identifying patients on restrictive diets, determining meal item suitability when menu item substitution is required, and supporting the interface between Clinical Dietetics and Food Services. The Nutrition Supervisor also performs some Dietitian Assistant functions, inclusive of basic patient care under the direction and supervision of a Dietitian.


Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  • Diet Supervisors Certificate, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance or equivalent work experience, or a combination of study and work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diet therapy in the clinical setting.
  • Sound knowledge of and commitment to Workplace Health and Safety.
  • Commitment to patient care and strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Understanding of basic clinical nutrition practices, specialised nutrition products and food service systems.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Gwenyth Hickey on Gwen.Hickey@health.nsw.gov.au or 02 9463 1666

Applications Close: 2 December 2020