üReporting to the Watson Lake Hospital Facility Administrator (FA), the Clinical Dietitian is responsible for instructing and counselling inpatients and outpatients on therapeutic diets and nutrition.
üClinical support and supervision will be provided to the incumbent through Food & Nutrition Services at Whitehorse General Hospital.
üIn addition, the incumbent collaborates with Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) and Government of Yukon Dieticians to provide comprehensive nutrition programs, and performs other related duties.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
üKnowledge of diet counselling in Acute Care and Outpatient Department settings
üKnowledge of the science of nutrition as it applies to general nutrition and therapeutic nutrition
üKnowledge of WHMIS, Food Safe, and Violence Prevention Intervention methods and techniques
üAbility to assess, plan, organize and deliver clinical nutritional care to hospital inpatients and outpatient department clients
üAbility to plan, evaluate, and implement non selective menus for patients on regular/therapeutic diets and to modify diets where necessary
üAbility to diagnose/assess and advise patients on required behavioural changes as they relate to diet and nutrition
üAbility to instruct patients, families and groups in nutrition and lifestyle modifications for general health and management of disease conditions
üAbility to understand and adapt to the various socio-economic conditions prevalent in the health care setting
üAbility to work effectively in a cross cultural environment
üAbility to educate, assess, mentor and evaluate dietetic Interns
üAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
üGood computer skills
üDemonstrated analytical skills
üExcellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
üAbility to work independently
üKnowledge of Yukon demographics, geography, history and cultures and First Nation traditional diets would be desirable
üExperience in food service management would be desirable
üExperience supervising dietetic interns would be desirable
üDiabetic Educators Certification (C.D.E. credentials) would be desirable
üMasters degree in Nutrition or related field would be desirable but not essential.
The successful applicant will have membership in or eligibility for membership in the Dietitians of Canada and eligibility for membership in the BC Dietitians and Nutritionists Association, or the Alberta Registered Dietitians Association; membership must be maintained with a professional regulatory body; a valid driver’s license is required.
How to Apply:
Quoting competition # 2012-066, send your resume by e-mail to: Human Resources Department, Yukon Hospital Corporation, #5 Hospital Road, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 3H7; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Contact Name:Human Resources
Address: 5 Hospital Road
City: Whitehorse, YT
Postal Code: Y1A 3H7