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Team Leader - Knowledge Management, Dietitians of Canada

Date required: Immediate
Position:  Team Leader - Knowledge Management

Reports to:  Director, Dietitians Advisory Service

Type of Position:  Full time manager for the pilot; long term plan
to be determined by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is working with the Ontario Ministry of
Health Promotion to establish and pilot a Dietitian Advisory Service
(DAS) as an element of the Ministry's comprehensive "Healthy Eating and
Active Living Action Plan".  DC will establish and pilot a call
centre staffed by Registered Dietitians to provide residents of Ontario
with easy access to healthy eating advice through a toll-free telephone
number.  This call center service will be launched in early spring
of 2007, and piloted for a year.  The Ministry of Health Promotion
will determine the long term Dietitian's Advisory Service plan to
follow the call centre pilot phase scheduled to end March 31. 2008.


The Team Lead - Knowledge Management is primarily responsible for the
information products, partnerships and networks needed to create and
maintain the collection of information resources in the call centre
electronic knowledge-base (O-PEN) used by call centre dietitians to
answer questions from the public and health professionals.  The
Dietitian Advisory Service will be known for timely, easy to understand
and consistent answers to questions pertaining to food and nutrition
and health and well-being.  Where more in-depth health services
are required the call centre staff will have ready access to referral
information for call centre clients.  The Dietitians Advisory
Service operates within a broader public health services system and the
Manager will develop networks that encourage sharing and collaboration
for collection development.  


  • Degree in food/nutrition or dietetics is required; Master's
    degree in nutrition or adult education preferred. Professional
    development in knowledge transfer, knowledge translation and knowledge
    management would be an asset.
  • Eligible for registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Minimum of five years experience in dietetics requiring critical
    appraisal of the literature, client information resources evaluation
    and development, counseling, coaching and team work.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team skills, information
    management skills and communication skills are required.  Advanced
    computer skills for knowledge research and information management would
    an asset.
  • Competency in French is an asset
  • Toronto based operation


  • Develop and monitor a collection development strategy for the
    call centre electronic knowledge base, consistent with DC's
    Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN©) system.
  • Contribute to DC's PEN Operations Team to identify priorities for
    knowledge base development and for development and management of a
    collaborative work plan.
  • Provide orientation and ongoing training and supervision for call
    centre staff and contractors on use of the knowledge-base and
    development and uploading evidence-based information products.
  • Research and provide standardized responses for call centre
    dietitians to use for responding to common questions and timely
    guidance for responding to unusual or complex questions and emerging
  • As a Member of the Call Centre Management Team contribute to and
    oversee knowledge management policies and procedures, budgets,
    continuous quality improvements, service monitoring and evaluation.


Dietitians of Canada offers a salary commensurate with experience as
well as a group health and life benefits plan, an annual RRSP
contribution, sick and vacation benefits and professional development

Application Process

A more detailed Position Profile and information about the interview
process are available from Patricia Sierra

Applications are due November 23, 2006.  A resume and letter of
application are to be submitted in confidence to
(Subject of email: Dietitians Advisory Service - Team Leader - Knowledge
Management).  Applications will be acknowledged.