ACC Contract Dietitian - Hawkes Bay

Self-employed Independent Contractor


  • In-home community visits across the specified region

  • Own premises

Reports to (role):

  • The Director, ABC Nutrition Ltd

  • The Clinical Service Manager, as required

  • The Quality Manager, as required

Main purpose:

  • To independently run in-home community visits as part of various ACC contracts, such as thePain Management Service, Training for Independence Programme & Social Rehabilitation Needs Assessment.

  • To manage a clinical caseload successfully, balancing the delivery of clinical best practice to clients with funder requirements and meeting the performance targets required by the business

  • To support ABC Nutrition Ltd, as required

Key accountabilities:

  • The delivery of nutrition services as allocated by ABC Nutrition Ltd


  • Part-time casual contract position

  • Flexible hours which will vary depending on the amount of work available

Key competencies:



  • Must be a NZ Registered Dietitian with a current Annual Practising Certificate

  • Must be a Dietitian Prescriber

  • Must be a paid member of Dietitians New Zealand

  • Must have Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Must have at least 2 years clinical experience working as a Registered Dietitian

Please note: unfortunately this role is NOT suitable for a new or recent graduate dietitian


  • Experience in the management of clients with Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Spinal Cord Injury, and/or complex orthopaedic injuries and/or related psycho-social dysfunction

  • Experience in the management of clients with a past history of mental health disorders, trauma or abuse.

  • Experience in eating disorders or disordered eating

  • Skilled at assessment and rehabilitation in neurological disorders, and/or community rehabilitation and/or pain management, and/or mental health, and/or vocational work

  • Recent learning and development of new clinical skills



  • Excellent organisation and planning skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences

  • Good PC skills accompanied by a good working knowledge of Microsoft word processing and basic spreadsheet software

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills quickly and effectively


  • Knowledge of standardised assessments and outcome measures used in rehabilitation practice

  • Knowledge of ACC legislation/insurers as purchaser of services

  • Knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori and experience working with kaupapa Māori services



  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team when necessary

  • Able to organise and prioritise workload appropriately and efficiently

  • Holds a current NZ Drivers Licence

  • Strong customer focus

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, committed to sound clinical practice and professional development

  • Flexible, enjoys learning and developing new skills, interested in following up new opportunities

  • Focused on continuous improvement in the workplace

  • Reflects on practices, learns from case outcomes and from experiences

If this sounds like you, please send a copy of your C.V and a short video about yourself to