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Registered Dietitian, The Anne Johnston Health Station Position

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 1, 2016

Posting Date: January 15, 2016
Term:  Part-time permanent (2 days per week)
Expiry Date:  February 1, 2016
Posting Type: Internal and External
                  
Start Date: Immediate

Short Description:  

The Anne Johnston Health Station is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of seniors, youth, and people with physical disabilities.  Our programs and services include primary care, disease prevention, health promotion, and counselling and education.  

We are currently seeking a Registered Dietitian to work 2 days per week under the supervision of the Manager, Programs and Planning.  Working within the overall objectives of the program and the standards of the College, the Registered Dietitian will provide nutritional care plans and participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for clients and the Anne Johnston Health Station community.

Responsibilities Include

  • To provide client-centred nutrition assessment and counselling to our three populations individually and/or in a group setting, while monitoring progress using a self-management approach.
  • To perform community nutrition needs assessments and identify barriers to acquiring adequate food security and facilitate and support community initiatives to improve food security.
  • To plan, implement, promote, and evaluate community nutrition education and health promotion programming and activities.
  • To develop, revise, and evaluate nutrition education resources and counselling materials.
  • To provide nutrition consultation and education for the health care team, professionals in training, community agencies and groups.
  • To maintain professional competency through networking with peers and other health professionals, participating in relevant continuing education, and organizational affiliations.
  • To perform administrative duties including participation in team meetings, charting and computer data entry pertaining to nutrition activities.
  • To ensure continuity of care by maintaining electronic health records, communication with the client and primary health care providers, as well as other service providers, as required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Completion of a degree in Food and Nutrition from an accredited university program or recognized equivalent with successful completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship program or a graduate degree in Community Nutrition is required.
  • Membership in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario is required.
  • Experience providing enteral nutrition support is required.
  • Minimum of three years of work experience as a Registered Dietitian in a community-based setting.
  • Membership with the Dietitians of Canada would be an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in nutrition care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups and individual counselling using a client-centred approach.
  • Sensitivity to and awareness of the impact of social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues in diet and nutrition and how individual circumstances influences self-management.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs and activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community-based health care and knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  
  • Proficiency and experience working in a computerized environment.
  • Available to work at least one evening per week.

Duration: Part time permanent (14 hours per week). This is a unionized position.

Application Method

With “Registered Dietitian” in the subject heading, please send your resume and cover letter, by February 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm to:

by E-mail: lyndsayt@ajhs.ca

by Regular Mail:
Hiring Committee, Registered Dietitian
The Anne Johnston Health Station
2398 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4P 2H4
              
No phone calls or faxes please

The Anne Johnston Health Station is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal people.