Yes you can have both - strike a balance between your career and other commitments!

If you have a passion for nutrition and more than 2 yearsexperience, ABC Nutrition is looking for you! 

We are looking for three (3) self-motivated New Zealand Registered Dietitians to independently provide in-home consultations within Wellington, Tauranga OR the Hawkes Bay as part various ACC contracts we deliver. Previous experience working in rehabilitation or with ACC would be beneficial but it is not essential. The positions are part-time and you would be operating as a self-employed independent contractor to ABC Nutrition. Hours are very flexible and can be worked around your current work and/or family commitments.


Job Description

3 x ACC Independent Contract Dietitians - Wellington, Hawkes Bay OR Tauranga

Self-employed Independent Contractor


  • In-home community visits across the specified region (either Wellington OR Hawkes Bay)

  • 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 the Pain Management Service, Training for Independence Programme (including TBI, spinal cord injury and sensitive claims), Vocational Contracts & the 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 contract nutrition services as allocated by ABC Nutrition Ltd


  • Part-time, self-employed independent contractor

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

  • Hours can be worked around your current work and/or family commitments

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

  • Eligible to work in NZ as a self-employed independent contractor

  • 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 cover letter to

by 5pm Wednesday 21st August