OverviewVancouver Island Health Authority Clinical Dietitian Full Time in Nanaimo, BC
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Branch Nanaimo BC CA
Instructs and counsels patients and families regarding appropriate nutritional requirements, nutritional regimes, and food planning and preparation….
In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority
( Island Health), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reports to Coordinator, Nutrition Services; plans, implements, and evaluates medical nutritional therapy for hospital-based and/or facility-based patients according to guidelines established by Nutrition Services. Manages the nutrition care for patients receiving parenteral nutrition. Instructs and counsels patients and families regarding appropriate nutritional requirements, nutritional regimes, and food planning and preparation. Provides recommendations to the medical team regarding routine of nutrition support, i.e. enteral vs parenteral, and composition of most appropriate nutrition support and vitamin and mineral supplementation, based on the current practice guidelines and best practices. Provides input to the Coordinator in the development of nutrition practice guidelines and procedures, research and quality improvement initiatives for the program
A. Education, Training and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a major in dietetics/nutrition or equivalent. Completion of an accredited dietetic internship program. Registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC) required including Restricted Activity A & B. Eligible for membership with the Dietitians of Canada (DC). 2 years recent relevant experience in a medical/ surgical care setting plus Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Evidence of ongoing professional development.
B. Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of enteral and parenteral nutrition, feeding tube access and delivery methods and the ability to interpret and make recommendations as necessary.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines, their role in health care and the ability to coordinate activities with staff, patients, food services, and/ or support agencies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with patients and their families, members of the medical team, departmental employees and representatives of community agencies. Ability to organize workload, set priorities and work with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively use computer and software applications
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Nanaimo, BC, CA
Posted on: 2014-12-18