Location: Multi-Site - City Hospitals
Clinical Dietitian II
Central Staffing Floats - Clinical Nutrition
Hours Based on the needs of the department Salary CG-42 ($38.77 - $45.69 per hour) Competition Number GENERAL164 Posted Date 21 September 2023 Closing Date Open until filled
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.
NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people. NLHealthServices.ca
The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible and accountable for the provision of competent, safe and ethical clinical nutrition services within the Eastern Zones of NL Health Services. This includes providing food and nutrition expertise in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical care to patients/clients/residents with diverse nutritional needs. Clinical dietitian services are provided in various healthcare settings, including acute, community and long-term care and with pediatric, adult, and older adult populations. The dietitians' practice will include standard, advanced and specialized nutrition care including the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, provision of medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and coordination of nutrition care.
The dietitian is an active member of the interdisciplinary care team, educates team members on the importance of nutrition in improving patient/client/resident outcomes, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings/rounds as required. Proficiency in the use of CBORD as a tool to communicate with food service personnel and to assist in clinical nutrition decision making is required. Engagement in practice, program and quality improvement initiatives is required. Competency in the provision of standard, advanced and specialized nutrition care must be demonstrated and maintained. In support of the NL Health Services Dietetic Internship Program, the dietitian preceptors' dietetic interns contributes nutrition expertise to program delivery.
The dietitian reports to the manager in the area to which they are assigned and maintains accountability to the Regional Professional Practice Consultant for Dietitians for integrity and professional practice.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts objects up to 25 lbs. (e.g. carrying dishes, food, teaching supplies).
Regularly requires alertness to the health and safety of others (e.g. assessing when patients/clients/residents are at risk of becoming medically unstable)
Advice provided to patients/clients/residents impacts their health and safety (e.g. re-occurrence of nutrition issue, malnutrition, blood glucose levels, wound healing, swallowing issues).
Regularly there are time pressures and deadlines and often there is lack of control over work pace (e.g. meeting deadlines for parenteral nutrition orders, discharge planning).
Regularly requires a high level of attentiveness for exact results and precision to determine nutrition diagnosis and interventions (e.g. calculations required for patients with renal disease, requiring enteral or parental nutrition, refeeding syndrome recommendations).
Use of virtual technology for individual and group sessions.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent from an accredited university program and successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program is required.
Current registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians (NLCD) is required.
Prior experience as a Clinical Dietitian is an asset.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If this is an internal and external posting, all applications will be accepted and preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
Upon successfully applying for a vacancy you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext. 5-2 immediately.
To become a part of our team, please submit an updated resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, daytime contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee numbers if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
NL Health Services is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.