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Public Health Nutritionist, Sudbury & District Health Unit

Full-time, permanent

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) has an exciting
opportunity available for a Public Health Nutritionist. Reporting to a
Manager in the Health Promotion Division, the Public Health
Nutritionist will develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programs
and services according to current mandatory guidelines and provide
expert advice to health unit staff, health and social service
professionals, educators, media and the community at large.  The
successful candidate will supervise students on placement, peer
educators, volunteers, interns, and professionals in training and take
a leadership role to achieve priorities outlined in the Sudbury &
District Health Unit Strategic Plan.  You will liaise with
internal and external committees, task forces and coalitions, and
encourage, support and participate in the formation of policies
relevant to food and nutrition issues within the community.  You
will assume an advocacy role for nutrition issues and participate in
applied nutrition research as appropriate.  The Nutritionist will
provide input into budget requirements and will be responsible for the
cost effectiveness of relevant nutrition programs, which maximize
health outcomes.  You will maintain required professional
memberships and competencies.
You must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a
member of Dietitians of Canada. You will have a bachelor's degree in
food and nutrition or equivalent from a recognized university as well
as a master's degree in nutrition, as specified in Ontario Regulation
164/84, Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990. You must be able to
work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.  Fluency in both
official languages is required.  The successful candidate will
have strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.  A
minimum two year's nutrition experience preferably in public health
would be considered an asset.

You must maintain a current Ontario Driver's license and have access to
a reliable vehicle insured as per agency policy, as travel is
required.  A satisfactory criminal reference check is also

Resumes will be accepted until January 8, 2007, and should be sent in confidence to

Ms. Louise Mitchell, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON  P3E 3A3 (Microsoft Word format only, Please include title of the position in the subject line)
Tel: (705) 522-9200 x430  
Fax: (705) 522-5182

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The SDHU is an equal opportunity employer.

All information is collected solely for the purposes of job selection
under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act.