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Public Health Nutritionist, Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Deadline February 7, 2014

Thunder Bay, located on the north shore of Lake Superior and under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, is the largest city in the region, and is rich in people and resources and connects Northwestern Ontario to the world.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit offers a professional work environment that fosters best practices and innovative ideas. TBDHU is committed to providing staff with a healthy workplace with development opportunities, flexible work hours, family friendly policies in an open-minded, caring, supportive setting that plays a role in employee retention.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is committed to achieving excellence in the delivery of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS). The OPHS ‘establish requirements for fundamental public health programs and services, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection’. Using a population health approach that includes consideration of priority populations, and collaboration with both health and non-health sector partners, the TBDHU strives to meet the public health needs of the population, drawing upon and applying ‘relevant research, evidence and best practice’ within the local context to optimize the achievement of population health outcomes.
Public Health Nutritionist, Healthy Living Program

The Public Health Nutritionist plans, develops, co-ordinates and evaluates nutrition programs to promote improved nutritional health by supporting healthy eating, healthy weights and access to sufficient, nutritious and personally acceptable food to all residents of the District of Thunder Bay. The Public Health Nutritionist works to develop healthy public policy and environments focusing on population-wide strategies as set forth in the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS).

Qualifications:

  • Membership or eligible to obtain membership, with the College of Dietitians of Ontario is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition with an emphasis on public health or community nutrition combined with a Bachelor’s Degree in Foods and Nutrition or equivalent program.
  • Three to five years’ community nutrition experience.
  • Skills and ability in the areas of adult education, health education, program planning and evaluation, social marketing and health promotion.
  • Understanding of the determinants of health in relation to public health nutrition.
  • Strong computer skills, including Windows-based, word-processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness to occasionally work variable hours.
  • Willingness to travel.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.tbdhu.com/Careers/External/.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2014 at 4:30pm
Competition Number: NU-14-01