Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of area residents through accessible primary health care services and programs delivered by an interdisciplinary team.
Applications are now being accepted for a
REGISTERED DIETITIAN HEALTH PROMOTER
TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (6 months with a possible extension)
Under indirect supervision, the Dietitian provides individual assessments and counseling in addition to delivering classes with a focus on weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and healthy lifestyles as well as health promotion. The Dietitian works collaboratively within a primary care team.
Qualifications: Current certificate of competence as a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario or equivalent. Experience in a primary health care setting or related environment is preferred. As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Interested candidates should submit a resume to:
Human Resources and Finance Manager
Tilbury District Family Health Team
22 Mill Street West, P.O. Box 760
Tilbury, ON, N0P 2L0
Closing date: August 23, 2023
Ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
REGISTERED DIETITIAN – POSITION DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Registered Dietitian Health Promoter
Reports to: Nurse Practitioner Clinical Lead
Status: Temporary Full Time (6 months with possible extension)
The Registered Dietitian (RD) will function in close collaboration with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Allied Health Care Professionals within the Family Health Team to ensure patients receive comprehensive, competent, and appropriate care. As a member of the team, the RD will provide medical nutrition therapy in individual visits, team visits, and in group settings.
The RD will report to the Nurse Practitioner Clinical Lead and is also accountable to the College of Dietitians of Ontario for the standard and quality of service provided in her/his clinical responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• To provide direct patient care including assessments, counseling, nutrition care plans, monitoring, evaluating, referral and follow-up.
• To be available for individual and team consultations and problem solving.
• To develop and/or make accessible educational materials appropriate to the understanding of patients.
• To develop and provide programs around identified nutrition issues at times and location appropriate for patients.
• To work with and refer to other members of the care team (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, community partners and others) to ensure patients receive comprehensive, competent and appropriate health care.
• To keep consistent and accurate records of patient encounters using established charting format (i.e. electronic medical record, or EMR).
• To assist with data collection for quality improvement initiatives.
• To work within the full scope of practice set out by the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
• To maintain and develop professional competence through ongoing professional development.
• Participate in established performance evaluation process and professional development goals.
• To actively participate in staff, team and committee meetings as appropriate.
• May be required to supervise and mentors dietetic students.
• Collaborate with team members to support the redevelopment with social media presence across all platforms.
• To perform other related duties as assigned by the Clinical Program Coordinator.
• Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition or equivalent degree with an accredited dietetic internship or equivalent supervised practical training required, post-graduate education preferred.
• A member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
• Current registration as a Certified Diabetes Educator (an asset).
• Skilled in identifying nutrition problems, assessing nutritional status of patients, developing nutrition care plans and evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of nutrition interventions.
• Demonstrated experience in individual and group counselling.
• Previous experience managing chronic diseases through nutrition interventions
• Demonstrated computer literacy is required to facilitate the use of electronic medical records.
• Demonstrated ability in problem solving using sound judgment and critical thinking.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a busy multidisciplinary team.
• Experience with social media, developing presentation materials (Canva, Power Point, etc.) would be an asset.
Conditions of Employment:
• As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• May be required to obtain additional vaccinations as deemed appropriate by the TDFHT
• Criminal record check is required
• Works in a manner that incorporates health promotion and determinants of health
• Contributes to the team’s work by participating in meetings and committees
• Due to the nature of the position, flexible hours are required including evenings until 8:00 p.m. You may also be required to work out of either of our office in Chatham or Tilbury.
• Will be required to work onsite