In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer's COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, Northern Health requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Within the context of a person and family-centered model of care and in accordance with Northern Health's vision for an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Health Care, the Primary Care Dietitian works collaboratively with interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care and deliver health services coordinated through the Primary Care Home. The Dietitian practices in accordance with the professional standards and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
The Dietitian provides competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, facilities, and communities, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to achieve effective outcomes related to their participation in valued activities. Through clinical assessment, treatment planning, recommended interventions, and follow up, the Dietitian contributes to the fulfillment of the overall plan of care developed by the interprofessional team and informed by the person's personal goals for care. Qualifications
- Baccalaureate degree in nutrition and dietetics.
- Successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program (or equivalent acceptable to the facility).
- Registrant of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
- Two years of clinical nutrition experience in a health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
- Practice specific requirements and experience in programs such as: Diabetes Education, Nutrition Support, and Kidney and Chronic Disease Management Programs.
- Valid BC Driver's License.SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Teaching:
Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.Knowledge Integration:
Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.Communication:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interprofessional team using, oral written and computer communication and practicing culture safety. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict. Critical Thinking:
Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate use of data analysis and reporting tools. Management:
Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, and collaborates across disciplines.Leadership:
Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, and participates in professional development of self and others Teamwork:
Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of care. Equipment:
Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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