Dietitian I - #668129

Alberta Health Services


Date: 1 week ago
City: Grande Prairie, AB
Contract type: Full time
Your Opportunity:

An opportunity is available for a Dietitian I to join the Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention Clinics in Grand Prairie. The position involves providing coverage in specialty diabetes and assisting people with diabetes to prevent or delay diabetic nephropathy. As a successful candidate, you would work closely with an interprofessional team responsible for nutrition assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of chronic disease management client/patient care plans. Your role as a Dietitian would include acting as a liaison between Nutrition Services and the DNPC and CDM programs, services, and teams. Why Grande Prairie? Grande Prairie, beckons you with its exceptional quality of life, blending stunning natural landscapes, and a welcoming community spirit. Job opportunities span diverse sectors like oil and gas, agriculture, healthcare, and technology, promising career growth in a robust economy. Compared to major cities, Grande Prairie offers an affordable cost of living, making it an attractive choice for families and professionals alike. Outdoor enthusiasts thrive here with ample recreational options such as hiking, fishing, and skiing. The city's vibrant culture shines through its art galleries, music events, and multicultural festivals, while modern infrastructure ensures convenience in daily life. With top-notch education and healthcare facilities, along with supportive community services, Grande Prairie stands out as a thriving and inclusive community where residents find success and happiness. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

Description:

As a Dietitian I, you may provide nutrition expertise to patients (clients, residents) in various AHS facilities and community settings to achieve nutrition and health outcomes. You may be responsible for nutrition assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition care plans. You may plan and provide public health nutrition services and education programs to promote healthy living and disease prevention for clients/groups in facilities or community settings. Nutrition education is provided to students and other healthcare professionals to support delivery of evidence based nutrition information.

Classification: Dietitian I Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH Unit and Program: Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention Clinic Primary Location: Grande Prairie Public Health Location Details: As Per Location Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 1.00 Posting End Date: 23-MAY-2024 Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits Date Available: 17-JUN-2024 Temporary End Date: 03-DEC-2025 Hours per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift in weeks: 2 Shifts per cycle: 10 Shift Pattern: Days Days Off: Saturday/Sunday Minimum Salary: $39.48 Maximum Salary: $52.50 Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science with a major in Foods and Nutrition. Completion of an internship program or practicum training program accredited by the Dietitians of Canada. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Dietitians of Alberta (CDA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

You would use nutrition counselling, behavioral change theories/strategies, or health promotion/population strategies as appropriate to achieve nutrition and health outcomes. The position also requires supporting nutrition education, staff training, or other key stakeholders to ensure consistent, accurate, evidence-based nutrition information. Demonstrates initiative, accountability, good time management, decision making ability and strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge, skills and judgment required for independent practice. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues and clients as a member of a team. Evidence of effective client interviewing, counseling skills in individual and group setting.
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