Kivalliq Regional Clinical Dietitian
Term to March 31st, 2018.
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Working in partnership with other dietetics personnel in the territory, this position is responsible for the development, delivery and on-going monitoring and quality improvement of outpatient clinical nutrition services for individuals, groups and communities in the Kivalliq region. It functions in accordance with the goals of the Department of Health and Dietitians of Canada’s Standards of Practice, with an emphasis on culturally relevant management of chronic disease, increasing access to primary care services in all communities, and aiming to reduce the incidence of and complications associated with chronic diseases. This position will solely develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluated a nutrition out-patient clinic, providing comparable dietetics services in the Kivalliq’s 8 communities through a cost-effective balance of telehealth clinics and a minimum of one community visit per year.
Clinical Dietitians are the health professionals recognized under the Canadian Regulated Health Professions Act as having extensive knowledge in the scientific theory and principles associated with dietary management of disease states, and in nutrition counseling for behaviour change. This position coordinates, deliver and evaluates clinical nutrition outpatient services in the Kivalliq region with minimal supervision, provide patient care, administration/co-ordination of services for all Kivalliq communities, collaboration and support for Regional Health Promotion Programming, Develop/implement/ evaluate education programs to emphasize the understanding of nutrition within the context of health and wellness.
You will have 2 years clinical or public health nutrition experience, have specialized, professional knowledge of clinical nutrition assessment and therapy, and lifestyle counseling. You will have excellent problem solving ability, adaptability, organized with excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work harmoniously and effectively in a multi-cultural setting and to understand the impact thereof in health care delivery is essential.
The incumbent will have a University degree in human nutrition, nutritional sciences, biochemistry or equivalent, and accredited clinical dietetic internship. You will have registration with a provincial regulatory body, or eligibility for registration, be a member of Dietitians of Canada.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.