Current Openings

Registered Dietitian

Position Summary: Full Time – Permanent

As a key member of the Central Brampton Family Health Team (CBFHT) and an integral part of an inter-professional health care team, the Registered Dietitian will provide medical nutritional therapy that includes assessment, intervention, monitoring and evaluation of individualized nutritional care plans for patients. Central Brampton Family Health Diabetes Management team recently received the Standards Recognition Program through Diabetes Canada. The Standards Recognition Program (SRP) acknowledges and formally recognizes Diabetes Education Centres (DECs) across Canada that strive to provide the best possible care to people living with diabetes and those at risk.

The Registered Dietitian reports to and is responsible to the CBFHT Executive Director.  The Registered Dietitian will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, engaging in health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease self-management activities.  The Dietitian will provide nutritional care in; individual and group settings for a variety of patient populations, including those with high risk, complex and chronic diseases.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Duties of the Dietitian will involve both Clinical and Administrative.  The Registered Dietitian will be encouraged to operate within the full scope of practice.  They will be encouraged to work cooperatively with all members of the health care team and physicians in the promotion of patient health and prevention of disease.  

Clinical:

  • Collect and review pertinent information from the EMR (electronic medical record) and patient/caregiver interviews
  • Determine nutritional priorities and develop comprehensive, patient centered nutrition care plans through clinical assessment
  • Provide patient education and counselling on a variety of nutrition topics including but not limited to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, COPD, inflammatory bowel disease, disordered eating and eating disorders, food allergies/intolerances, prenatal nutrition, pediatric feeding
  • Have a key role in the CBFHT Diabetes Management Program, Geriatric Program, Metabolic Syndrome Program, and Healthy Baby Programs
  • Utilize effective patient centered educational resources and develop additional tools as required
  • Provide nutritional care according to best practice guidelines using both individual and group treatment modalities

Administrative:

  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings, if required
  • Responsible to manage CBFHT Standard Recognition Program (SRP) for our Diabetes Education Program that provides high-quality self-management education supported by an inter-professional health-care team with specialized knowledge of diabetes, and best practice care that follows Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • Manage evaluations and data for CHANGE program (metabolic syndrome program)
  • Plan for future clinic needs to ensure that CBFHT clinical goals and objectives are met
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to maintain a quality assurance program and best practices
  • Manage work schedule to ensure efficient use of time
  • Receive patient phone calls and provide consultation and follow up appointments as needed
  • Collect accurate and comprehensive patient related information and document in the EMR (electronic medical record)
  • Complete documentation to facilitate care for patients (ie: reports, referrals, forms etc)
  • Collaborate with community partners in the promotion of our education programs
  • Participate in program planning and evaluation as part of a team
  • Keep program literature and TV monitor information up to date on a regular basis

Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Strong clinical and assessment skills; demonstrated ability to utilize best practices for nutritional management of a variety of clinical conditions
  • Ability to develop collaborative patient centered goals for nutrition intervention
  • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures
  • Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CBFHT
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adjust language and terminology appropriately to suit the individual or group (including cultural sensitivity)
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Autonomous and able to function with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time and be flexible in an active work environment
  • Model the values and strategic goals of the CBFHT
  • Maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills on a regular basis
  • Work toward the principles of the inter-professional/collaborative model of care
  • Other duties as required

Education/Specific Job Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nutrition or equivalent required
  • Completion of an accredited dietetic internship required
  • Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario required
  • Membership with Dietitians of Canada, preferred
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in adult education and motivational teaching
  • Demonstrated proficiency in diabetes nutritional assessment, management and education
  • Police Record/Vulnerable Sector Check

Experience:

  • 2 to 3 years clinical working experience
  • Proficient understanding of computer systems and applications (ie: Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • EMR (Electronic Medical Record) experience an asset (Oscar)
  • Experience working with Primary Care
  • Experience in the facilitation, design and implementation of group education programs

Interested, qualified candidates should email a detailed current resume and cover letter to Tracy Redden, Executive Director at tredden@cbfht.ca

We thank all applicants for expressing interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.