Bilingual Dietitian, Temporary Full Time, Renfrew
Champlain Community Care Access Centre
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Job Description and Requirements
The Champlain Local Health Integration Network's (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.
We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction services, community health centres, and long-term care homes. The Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services.
The Registered Dietitian is responsible for the nutritional management of patients on their caseload. Primary responsibilities include the assessment of nutritional status/nutritional needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care plans to meet these needs. The Registered Dietitian will collaborate with other health care providers and function as a key member of the interdisciplinary team.
Provides a high standard of nutritional care for patients/residents through nutritional assessment, formulation of goals and recommendations, implementation and evaluation of care plans
Accurately assesses, calculates and develops intervention of nutrition support
Formulates plan of care and monitoring parameters using evidence-based guidelines for appropriate Nutrition Support Therapy. This includes enteral feedings and TPN (total parenteral nutrition)
Collaborates with development of nutritional programs and educational materials ensuring they meet evidenced based recommendations
Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver excellent patient outcomes
Monitors patients' nutritional status, updates written records, and communicates effectively with the inter-disciplinary team members
Makes recommendations for referrals for additional patient services and where appropriate, assist in facilitating
Provides nutrition education/counseling to patients and caregivers
Works closely with the team and other resources to develop new programs to meet identified patient needs
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics and completion of Dietetic Internship program recognized by the Dietitians of Canada
Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Dietitians of Ontario
Related professional experience which would normally be attained over a period of two years in a similar (Dietitian) role
Experience working with a diverse caseload from infants to senior adults
Related experience in a similar community-based setting is an asset
Knowledge of health care system and the role of the Champlain LHIN within the system
Knowledge of Champlain LHIN operations, quality, risk, and performance management principles
Knowledge of relevant health care legislation
Understanding of Champlain LHIN partners and contracted service providers in the community
Client centered, multi-disciplinary team approach to client care
Proficient in the use of computerized processes including the use of mobile (laptop) technology
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates effective time management and organizational skills
Effective decision-making and problem-solving in crisis situations
Ability to negotiate and implement an effective goal-oriented, client-centered care plan
Team player with ability to accept and adapt to change
Ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations
Ability to organize daily workload in the presence of frequent interruptions
A valid Ontario Driver's License or Provincial equivalent and access to a motor vehicle are required.
Fluency in English and French is required
Shift: Monday to Friday; 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: 850 O'Brien Road, Renfrew (Ontario)
This position is temporary until approximately April 29, 2019
All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Champlain Community Care Access Centre
[posted Feb 2, 2018]
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