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Senior Registered Dietitian

BLUEWATER HEALTH

This is a Contract position in Sarnia, ON posted September 21, 2022.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.

Qualifications:

-University Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or recognized equivalent required.
-Successful completion of dietetic internship program accredited by Dietitians of Canada required.
-Current member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario required
-Current registration as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) preferred
-Current registration as a Certified Diabetes Educator preferred
-Current membership in Dietitians of Canada preferred
-Completion of a Leadership/Management course preferred

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Demonstrated skill in nutrition support (enteral and parenteral) required.
-Demonstrated ability to provide clinical nutrition education to paediatric, adult, and geriatric patient populations required
-Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office required
-Demonstrated experience working with electronic medical record required
-Capacity to work within a multidisciplinary patient care team required
-Recent Leadership experience required
-Demonstrated effective communication skills
-Demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced through involvement and participation in committees, initiatives and day to day operations required
-Ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and prioritization skills required

Principal Duties:

-Triage and arrange appropriate referrals
-Patient Nutrition Assessments
-Evaluate patient lab results pertinent to nutrition intervention
-Calculate nutrition requirements
-Identify patients’ need for follow up and perform patient follow ups in person, by e-mail or by telephone
-Identify education needs and assess readiness to change of patients and family members
-Develop appropriate teaching plans, provide education, and evaluate learning
-Participate in patient care interdisciplinary team meetings
-Routine communication with administration, food services, allied health, and physicians.
-Employ information technology appropriately for patient care (i.e. statistical tracking)
-Document patients’ nutrition care in patients’ records
-Stay current and aware of opportunities to implement new, evidenced-based methods of patient assessment and treatment
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Liaise with In-patient Dietitian team and review/revise caseload
-Assist Manager with departmental strategic planning process
-Act as a mentor to colleagues and interns
-Other related duties as assigned

Successful applicant will be considered a multisite employee
Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 21.01
of the OPSEU Collective Agreement