Dietitian I

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30 days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Manager, Nutrition Services, Chronic Disease Management. This position is a 0.65 FTE temporary position for 12 months with the Diabetes Outpatients and Diabetes in Pregnancy Program at PLC. The Dietitian participates as an integral member of the inter-professional team. The Dietitian is responsible for nutrition assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of client/ patient care plans in chronic disease management. The Dietitian acts as liaison between Nutrition Services and AHS programs, services and teams. The Dietitian provides nutrition expertise to internal and external stakeholders, and translates research findings in the field of nutrition for clients/patients, professionals and the public. The Dietitian uses nutrition counseling, behavioral change theories/strategies, or health promotion/population strategies as appropriate to achieve nutrition and health outcomes. The position supports nutrition education and training of staff or other key stakeholders to ensure delivery of consistent, accurate, evidence based nutrition information. It also includes facilitating Diabetes Essentials and Gestational Diabetes Classes.

As a Dietitian I, you may provide nutrition expertise to patients (clients, residents) in various AHS facilities and community settings to achieve nutrition and health outcomes. You may be responsible for nutrition assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition care plans. You may plan and provide public health nutrition services and education programs to promote healthy living and disease prevention for clients/groups in facilities or community settings. Nutrition education is provided to students and other healthcare professionals to support delivery of evidence based nutrition information.

Classification: Dietitian I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: PLC NS Chronic Disease Mgmt
Primary Location: Richmond Road Diag Treat Centr
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.65
Posting End Date: 30-JAN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 18-FEB-2020
Temporary End Date: 01-MAR-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 3
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $37.85
Maximum Salary: $50.33
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Foods and Nutrition. Completion of an internship program or practicum training program accredited by the Dietitians of Canada. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Dietitians of Alberta (CDA).

Additional Required Qualifications:
A minimum of 1 year experience as an ambulatory care Dietitian working with patients with diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Restricted activity G -Holds restricted activity to distribute without payment drugs regulated by a schedule in the Pharmaceutical Profession Act and pursuant to a prescription if required by the Act in the provision of nutrition support or medical nutrition therapy. Knowledge and awareness of ethnic foods and cultural practices. Fluency in a second language.