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Dietitian-eating Disorders (temporary Full Time)

Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered 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 Eating Disorders department.

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Northern Health patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at NH, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. The Dietitian, working within an interprofessional environment, provides clinical nutrition services to support the management of patients of the eating disorders programs. Counsels, negotiates, connects, and thrives in an extremely challenging patient population where there is the potential for severe physical and psychological sequelae. Eating disorders are associated with serious biological, psychological morbidity, and significant mortality. The Dietitian applies advanced knowledge and skill to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nutrition goals and care plans for children youth and young adults with eating disorders according to best practices which may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and food-related experiential strategies. Provides individual, family and group counselling to normalize the eating experience where commonly there is a strong drive to maintain the disordered eating/food issues and pursue unhealthy weight and shape, and the consequences of this psychopathology is increased chronicity and medical risk. Acts as a resource to community health care professionals on the appropriate nutritional management of this population group, provides teaching and develops education resources, participates in nutrition research, ongoing quality assurance and risk management programs.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 08:30 to 16:00

New Wage: As of April 1, 2023, the new wage is: $39.56 - $49.39/hour

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. 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 MSP, 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.

•Graduation from an academic program in dietetics approved by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
•Three (3) years recent, related clinical experience working with the designated patient population within the program (Adult or Child and Youth) with disordered eating plus additional eating disorders or nutrition counselling training (such as the eating disorders boot camp training workshop for professionals, counselling psychology, accredited advanced intensive nutrition counseling course) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
•Full registration in the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.

Skills and Abilities:
•Broad knowledge of clinical nutrition theory and practice in health and disease.
•Broad knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners established by the College of Dietitians of B.C.
•Comprehensive knowledge of disordered eating and its effects on nutrition, body composition metabolic parameters, psychopathology, behaviour, including risks of refeeding syndrome, its prevention and treatment.
•Demonstrated ability to design, implement and monitor age-appropriate therapeutic diets delivered via oral and enteral routes.
•Demonstrated ability to develop and implement nutrition standards of care, guidelines, and protocols in relation to eating disorders treatment modalities.
•Comprehensive knowledge of counselling strategies such as CBT and MET and their utilization in the eating disorders population.
•Demonstrated knowledge of community and professional resources in eating disorders.
•Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
•Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs.
•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within an inter-professional environment.
•Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
•Demonstrated ability to teach and provide effective consultation.
•Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, patients and their families, and external agencies.
•Demonstrated ability to operate the equipment used to perform the duties of the position.
•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.