Clinical Dietitian - Clinical Nutrition
Musquodoboit Harbour - Nova Scotia (NS),
Nova Scotia Health Authority
$30.74 - $40.52 an hour
Req ID: 52784
Location: Central Zone, Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
Department: 3002358 NFSC Clinical Nutrition TOH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 06-Mar-20
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Manager of Nutrition & Food Services, the Clinical Dietitian is responsible and accountable to provide competent, safe and ethical professional practice to the patient/client, family, and community. The Clinical Dietitian, as a Medical Nutrition Therapy specialist, is the member of the interdisciplinary health professional team responsible for the nutritional management and education of patients. The Dietitian initiates cost effective medical nutrition therapy following the nutrition care process including nutrition assessment, identification of nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention and ongoing monitoring and evaluation. In the ambulatory care setting, the clinical dietitian is responsible for providing patients/clients with effective, evidence based best practice strategies to self-manage their nutrition care thereby decreasing risk and associated complications and hospital admissions. The Dietitian is responsible for sharing nutrition expertise, ensuring quality and continuity of care and supporting a range of health care services. These services are provided within a holistic, client centered framework in accordance with our mission, vision, values, and strategic direction. The Clinical Dietitian promotes a collaborative health care team approach in the provision of person-centered care to clients in the ambulatory, acute care and LTC setting.
- Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition/Dietetics required
- Completion of an accredited dietetic internship recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice
- Licensure by Nova Scotia Dietetic Association required
- Three (3) to five (5) years' recent related experience in acute care is preferred
- Demonstrated competency in oral, enteral, and parental nutrition support, and dysphagia management required
- Experience with a variety of counselling strategies and behaviours modification required
- Competencies in other languages are an asset, French preferred.
- Demonstrated accountability
- Demonstrated judgement and decision making skills
- Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
- Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
- Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
- Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
- Demonstrated leadership abilities
- Demonstrated planning, organization, and time management skills
- Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
- Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
- Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information
- Permanent, part-time, 80% position; 60 hours bi-weekly
$30.7399 - $40.5205 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
- Criminal Record Check
- Proof of education & training certifications
- Proof of any additional required qualification
- Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
- Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
- Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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