Dietitian (Pediatrics) Ref# 2023-024

Dietitian (Pediatrics)- Ref # 2023-024

The SLFNHA Developmental services (DS) provides children and youth allied health services to the 31 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment.

Under the SLFNHA Developmental Services (DS) the Dietitian will work with patients, caregivers and community resources to provide assessment, consultation and development of treatment plans. The Dietician is a key part of the patient circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge; technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect. The Dietitian will provide assessments, consultation, development of treatment plans and seamless system navigation. The Dietitian will work in clinic, school, daycare environments in communities as well as providing visits and interventions within children’s homes.

The Dietitian is directly accountable to the Clinical Manager.

Salary Range: $71,442 – $91,949 per annum

Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Nutrition, Home Economics or Human Ecology
• Registered in good standing as a Member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing Nutritionist/Dietician or related position.
• Certified Diabetes Educator or College Diabetes Education Certificate or be eligible to write and successfully pass the Certification exam and/or completed College Diabetes Education Certificate.
• Ability to travel to remote locations via various modes of travel – automobile, small air plane travel, etc

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provision of patient assessments/therapy/counselling, utilising clinical reasoning.
• Empower and support patients to improve their ability to take on individual responsibility for their own health pathway.
• Work with other health providers to formulate prognosis and recommend best course of intervention.
• Provide individualized nutritional treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment individual health utilising evidence-based treatment modalities. Review and modify programming and treatment as needed.
• Ensure proper management of client documentation as per college guidelines, Privacy legislation and SLFNHA policies and procedures.
• Provide specialized educational programs and health promotions to assist children and families in managing pediatric health conditions .
• Contributes to development and delivery of workshops in collaboration with the DS members related to nutrition needs of clients.
• Engage in committee work and/or project work, policy development and/or review.
• Identify, prioritize and initiate and or collaborate in continuous quality improvement initiatives, including accurate and comprehensive statistical compilation; and review of clinical processes and procedures.
• Work in a manner that is compliant with SLFNHA practices, policies and procedures including workplace health and safety policies

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

Closing Date: Open till filled

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