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Clinical Dietitian, Pediatrics

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Part Time
5 days ago
Position Summary
Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Clinical Dietitian looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Clinical Nutrition department.

Under general supervision, provides nutritional counseling to referred paediatric inpatients and outpatients and their families according to the guidelines established by the department and the Hospital. Instructs paediatric inpatients and outpatients and their families concerning nutritional requirements, food planning and preparation and the importance of modified diets. Maintains liaison with medical, nursing and other healthcare workers concerning problems affecting the patients' food habits and nutritional well-being.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Days - 08:30 to 16:30

University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the largest Acute Care facility within the Northern Health region, and a hub for specialized health services. It's also a teaching hospital:
• Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia.
• Hosts residents in UBC's Family Practice Residency Program
• Is a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia, BCIT and other institutions.
UHNBC has benefited from nearly $100 million in expansions, renovations and new equipment since 2001:
• Patient care addition with an expanded emergency room and updated ICU
• State-of-the-art maternal-child care centre (including a single room neonatal ICU)
• Facilities to accommodate undergraduate physician training
• MRI unit
UHNBC is also home to a cancer centre for Northern BC, featuring a wide range of cancer treatments including radiation therapy.

Prince George Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region's economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC's most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia - Canada's Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registrations number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting document regarding education/qualifications for this position such as:
oProgram certificates or diplomas
oHigh school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Qualfications
• Bachelors degree from a recognized university with majors in dietetics or nutrition and completion of a dietetic internship recognized by the Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
• Registered member of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
• Reserved Acts A & B are required for the position
• Experience in inpatient and outpatient paediatric counseling is highly recommended.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with paediatric outpatients and their families.
• Ability to coordinate activities and maintain liaisons between medical staff and paediatric outpatients.
• Ability to work independently, quickly and accurately within time limitations.
• Ability to keep abreast of current developments and research in the field of paediatric nutrition.
• Physical ability to perform duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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Health Care