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Dietitian, Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Essex, Ontario
Deadline September 16, 2011

[Ed: deadline extended August 26, 2011]

The Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (ECNPLC) located in the town of Essex, is an innovative model of primary health care.  The uniqueness of this clinic promotes an interdisciplinary model of care led by Nurse Practitioners and includes a variety of interdisciplinary health professionals.  This is an exciting new opportunity to improve access to primary health care for the town of Essex and surrounding communities.

We are inviting applications for the following positions:

1.0   FTE Dietitian (Maternity Leave)

To view the complete job description, please see below.  Interested applicants should send a letter of application and resume, including three references to:

Selection Committee
Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
35 Victoria Avenue, Unit 6
Essex, ON  N8M 1M4

Closing Date: September 16, 2011, at 4:30 p.m.  (No phone calls please)

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is committed to employment equity.

Job Description


The Essex County Nurse Practitioner – Led Clinic (ECNPLC) will provide primary health care services for the residents of the Town of Essex and surrounding communities. Outreach services will also be provided to the residents of Drouillard Rd. (Ford City) in the city of Windsor as resources permit.

The Registered Dietitian (RD) works to the full scope of practice within an interdisciplinary team.  He/she collaborates with all team members and reports to the Clinic Lead.  The dietitian will assist patients in the prevention or management of chronic diseases through dietary changes.  The RD will see patients during scheduled and intake appointments in the clinic.  He/she may see patients in the community through outreach and home visits during regular and extended hours.  Dietitians must uphold the standards outlined in the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Performs nutritional assessments for individuals, groups and families.
  • Performing group nutrition education, counselling and activities as deemed necessary.
  • Translates scientific information about food into practical dietary advice for individuals on normal and therapeutic diets.
  • Educate and advise a wide range of patients with diet-related disorders on the practical ways in which they can improve their health by adopting healthier eating habits.
  • Promote patient independence and autonomy in decision-making for patients to healthier lifestyles.
  • Identify community capacities and facilitate community skill-building, health advocacy and social action.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education, counselling and program planning and services.
  • Document appropriately via electronic medical records.
  • Public speaking in various venues.
  • Collaborate with all health care professionals, staff and patients.
  • Collaborates with the Nurse Practitioners and Physicians.
  • Provides leadership and mentorship to dietitian students that enter ECNPLC on a placement.
  • Promotes awareness of ECNPLC programs and services.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Accredited undergraduate program in dietetic education.
  • A member in good standing of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • Certified Diabetes Educator preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and ability to travel as needed.
  • Minimum of two to four years of experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Current proof of professional liability insurance.
  • Current police clearance for adults and children.
  • Second language is an asset.