Registered Dietician

Deadline: Open
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, to clients in the Sioux Lookout Region including the communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment area. The primary health care model includes wrap-around services and seamless primary care utilising “teams/pods” that are responsible for a cluster of communities. The pods will travel to those communities on a regular basis to provide collaborative health care.

Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Registered Dietician will work with clients, caregivers and community resources to provide assessment, consultation and development of treatment plans. The Registered Dietician is a key part of the client’s circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge; technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect. The Registered Dietician will provide assessments, consultation, development of treatment plans and seamless system navigation. The Registered Dietician will work in both the clinic environment and communities providing home visits and interventions within clients’ homes.

The Registered Dietician is directly accountable to the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team Case Manager.

Who can apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)

QUALIFICATIONS:

·  Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Nutrition, Home Economics or Human Ecology or equivalent.

·  Registered in good standing as a Member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

·  Minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing Nutritionist/Dietician or related position.

·  Certified Diabetes Educator or College Diabetes Education Certificate or be eligible to write and successfully pass the Certification exam and/or completed College Diabetes Education Certificate would be an asset.

·  Ability to travel to remote locations via various modes of travel – automobile, small airplane travel, etc.

·  Experience working with First Nations communities is an asset.

·  Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects in the Sioux Lookout Zone is an asset.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·  Provision of patient assessments/therapy/counselling, utilising clinical reasoning.

·  Empower and support patients to improve their ability to take on individual responsibility for their own health pathway. 

·  Work with other health providers to formulate prognosis and recommend best course of intervention.

·  Provide individualized nutritional treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment individual health utilising evidence-based treatment modalities. Review and modify programming and treatment as needed. 

·  Ensure proper management of client documentation as per college guidelines, Privacy legislation and SLAPCT policies and procedures.

·  Provide specialized educational programs and health promotions to assist clients in managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis.

·  Contributes to development and delivery of workshops in collaboration with the Primary Care Team members related to nutrition needs of clients.

·  Engage in committee work and/or project work, policy development and/or review.

·  Identify, prioritize and initiate and or collaborate in continuous quality improvement initiatives, including accurate and comprehensive statistical compilation; and review of clinical processes and procedures.

·  Work in a manner that is compliant with SLFNHA practices, policies and procedures including workplace health and safety policies.

·  Comply with all applicable legal rules, regulations and procedures.

·  Other assigned duties as designated by the SLAPCT Management Team.