Dietitian, Home Health/Primary and Community Care/Urgent Primary Care Centre

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2022-20941
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Nutrition Services
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/21/2022 3:10 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Program/Service
Urgent Primary Care Centre
Salary at Time of Posting
$35.65-$44.56 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

 

If you are someone who is looking for a challenge that is equally as rewarding, then this might be the opportunity for you. We are currently looking for a Full Time Dietitian to join our Urgent Primary Care Centre and provide services in the Fraser East region located in Abbotsford, B.C. This is a chance to make a difference every day in the world of health care as you to bring your excellent work ethic to the role.

 

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. 

 

Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

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Detailed Overview

The Dietitian, provides consultation and nutrition education to Home Health and/or Primary & Community Care, and/or Urgent Primary Care Centre clients and staff; researches, prepares and provides related resource materials for staff and clients; works collaboratively with all members of the Home Health and/or Primary & Community Care and/or Urgent Primary Care Centre team to ensure that staff and clients have access to the most current, research-based nutrition programs and information.

Responsibilities


  1. Provides nutritional assessment and education to Home Health and/or Primary & Community Care clients/families. This may include home visits to housebound clients and in-reach and/or outreach services.

  2. Provides consultation to staff regarding clients who have high risk nutritional needs.

  3. Develops a comprehensive shared patient/client plan, in collaboration with the interprofessional team, primary care provided, client and/or family, other healthcare providers and/or referring clinics; facilitates and supports the transition of the client care plan to the referring source, primary/community care provider and/or community agencies. 

  4. Discusses clinical findings with client/family, in collaboration with the interprofessional team to develop action plans and set goals directed at clinical needs, self-management, self-care and improved health related quality of life; accesses system information and resources to review client data such as medical history, progress notes, consultation reports, lab reports, and incorporates findings into the care plan; plans, organizes and establishes priorities by using resources effectively and efficiently; responds to unanticipated events and/or changing client or service assignment needs, as needed. 

  5. Assesses learning needs and plans, implements and evaluates nutrition education programs which will address needs of Home Health and/or Primary & Community Care staff and clients.

  6. Provides health counseling to clients/families including education, self-management, self-monitoring and wellness/health promotion/prevention through a combination of clinic, telephone or home visits; collaborates with the other healthcare professionals in the clinics, community programs and services to facilitate the follow of information through a variety of settings within the primary & community care network. 

  7. Maintains clinical records such as intake screens, patient/client assessments, clinical interventions, treatment formulations, care plans and progress notes; maintains statistical information on patient/client in accordance with established policies, standards, and procedures.

  8. Maintains nutrition resources for staff by reviewing, interpreting and evaluating professional literature and a variety of media publications.

  9. Develops innovative methods of disseminating nutrition information to staff in a variety of settings.

  10. Liaises with nutrition staff from other agencies to ensure that complex nutrition needs of clients are appropriate and can be safely carried out by Home Health and/or Primary & Community Care staff or caregivers in community settings.

  11. Liaises and refers clients/families and staff to appropriate community resources. 

  12. Collaborates with other members of the Home Health and/or Primary & Community Care team to provide orientation and information to new staff.

  13. Participates in research activities regarding nutrition and nutrition-related issues in the community setting as required.

  14. Maintains professional practice growth, knowledge and expertise to reflect current standards of practice by reviewing relevant literature, attending educational workshops and in-services, consulting and networking with other health care professionals. 

  15. Performs other related job duties as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics plus completion of a community nutrition or dietetics internship in an accredited program or one year graduate study in nutrition and dietetics. Two years of recent related experience in a community or related setting.  Current membership with the College of Dietitions of BC and eligibility for membership with the College of Dietitions of Canada. Valid BC Driver's Licence.

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments and provide care through therapeutic interventions.

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data from multiple sources to problem-solve effectively.

  • Knowledge of clinical practice specific to community-based nutrition care for adults. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

  • Ability to deal with others effectively. 

  • Ability to promote client-focused care including sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences.

  • Ability to independently manage and prioritize clients with diverse cultures and preferences.

  • Ability to operate related equipment. 

  • Ability to conduct needs assessment and to plan, implement and evaluate nutrition education programs.

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