The team at Darebin Weight Loss Surgery are seeking an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with minimum 5 years experience in clinical dietetics to join our cohesive, experienced team providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care to people living with obesity.

Casual APD – Darebin Weight Loss Surgery

The team at Darebin Weight Loss Surgery (DWLS) are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian who wants to work in the ever-expanding and challenging area of obesity management, metabolic and bariatric surgery.


About DWLS

DWLS, located in Bulleen, Melbourne, is a cohesive team of experienced health professionals providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care to people living with obesity seeking long term treatment and management. Our team consists of three Upper Gastrointestinal/Upper GI and metabolic/bariatric surgeons, a Bariatric Specialist GP, an Endocrinologist, two Psychologists and two Accredited Practicing Dietitians.  Our team participate regularly in national and international conferences, and a number of our team members are key opinion leaders in Australia.  We conduct regular in-house education updates and clinical immersion opportunities are available for all staff.


About the role

  • Casual position paid at hourly rate under Health Professionals & Support Services Award rates (negotiated according to level of experience).
  • Starting with 6-8hrs per week across 1-2 days (must be available Fridays, other days to be negotiated) with potential to increase hours as desired and according to demand.
  • One to one, face-to-face client consultations including assessment, education and counselling, follow-up/monitoring and long term support. Telehealth may also be conducted from within our clinic rooms or in some instances from home.
  • Work in consultation with our in-house multidisciplinary team.


We offer:

  • Established, highly regarded experienced team with a collaborative work environment.
  • Well established clinical caseload and strong referral base.
  • Training, supervision and support (according to level required depending on experience) with a Senior Dietitian with over 15yrs experience in metabolic and bariatric surgery nutrition.
  • Dedicated, comfortable and well equipped office space with all basic equipment provided.
  • Full time, efficient and friendly administrative support for all bookings and billing.
  • Integrated Patient Management System (Genie).
  • Potential for growth and development of your own professional skills and expertise, and opportunity to be involved in building the business and clinic future developments.


Essential Criteria

  • Bachelors or higher qualification in Nutrition & Dietetics from University course of study recognised by Dietitians Australia (must be eligible for DA membership).
  • Current Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) status.
  • 5 years clinical experience as an APD with experience in chronic disease management and gastrointestinal health.
  • 2-3years experience at Grade 2 level in weight management and metabolic/bariatric surgery in outpatient setting (hospital and/or community).
  • Demonstrated attendance at relevant professional development activities undertaken in the last 3years.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development relevant to this role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence in clear communication with the public and health professionals.
  • Counselling and education skills specifically in the area of weight management and behavior change.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by people with obesity and the issues associated with weight bias/stigma.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision (following basic training to be provided).
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Up to date police record check and Covid vaccination status.
  • Current professional indemnity and public liability insurance.


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in practicing Dietetics in private practice setting.
  • Specific training/formal education in bariatric surgery nutrition management.
  • Experience and/or formal training in management of eating disorders including binge eating disorder and restrictive/purge subtypes.
  • Interest and skills in developing electronic resources and support services for patients.


Applications to be submitted in writing to Fiona Sammut, APD at [email protected] by 5pm 2nd April 2023.

Please include 3 professional referees with your application (including most recent employer).


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