Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Dietician to join the Home Health team working out of the Evergreen Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Community Dietitian you will:
- Work independently and in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team in client’s homes or in the ambulatory care setting to advocate, develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition care plans regarding oral and/or enteral nutrition support regime(s).
- Develop and support food security education and guidance to clients.
- Act as a consultant to staff, community agencies and stakeholders to provide consistent, reliable, evidence based nutrition related information.
- Act as a resource person to combat malnutrition in community settings by implementing, evaluating and sustaining community based intervention programs
Education & Experience
Current full registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC).
Two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
Restricted Activity A & C is required to practice.
Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires use of personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Knowledge of dietetic theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
- Knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines with regards to nutrition requirements for practitioners established by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
- Knowledge of enteral nutrition.
- Demonstrated ability to critically appraise new evidence and apply findings to practice
- Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Knowledge of research process and methodology and the ability to initiate, perform and implement research activities.
- Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care plan, and to respond appropriately.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with (both verbally and in writing), and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, clients and their families, and external agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate client/patient/group education classes.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and implement nutrition care plans in relation to client/family priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events particularly working alone in clients home.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative to plan, organize and prioritize work.
- Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and to think critically.
- Demonstrated ability to teach, provide presentations and effectively consult both one on one and in a group setting to students, colleagues and other health professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
- Demonstrated ability to apply professional knowledge and skills while working independently and in collaboration with others as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse, marginalized populations.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Demonstrated skill and ability to operate related equipment and techniques appropriate to work areas.
- Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized documentation system.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.