Job Title: Dietitian - Home Health
Work Site: Community Rehabilitation Services Team, Sunshine Coast Home Care Services - Sechelt, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)
As soon as possible
Salary: $34.95 - $43.58 per hour
Days off: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Come work as a Community Dietician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Dietician to join the Community Rehabilitation Services team with Sunshine Coast Home Care Services. Apply today to join our team!
As a Community Dietician on the Sunshine Coast you will:
Work independently and in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to apply a population health approach in advocating, developing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition and health programs.
Develop and support food security interventions.
Act as a consultant to staff, community agencies and stakeholders.
Provide consistent, reliable, evidence based nutrition assessment and consultation to the designated population group.
Collaborate with members of the health care team and participate in practice-based research projects.
Participate in chronic disease management initiatives within Vancouver Community, Vancouver Coastal Health and Provincial stakeholders.
Create supportive environments that promote healthy eating and active living behaviours.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HOME CARE SERVICES
Sunshine Coast Home Care Services provides home nursing care and rehabilitation services to seniors, people with disabilities, and convalescent individuals; access to adult day care and Long Term Care; and information, education, and support for caregivers.
ABOUT SECHELT, BC
The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!
Education & Experience
Current full registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC).
Two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
Restricted Activity A & C is required to practice.
Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires use of personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of dietetic theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
Knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines with regards to nutrition requirements for practitioners established by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
Knowledge of enteral nutrition.
Demonstrated ability to critically appraise new evidence and apply findings to practice
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Knowledge of research process and methodology and the ability to initiate, perform and implement research activities.
Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care plan, and to respond appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with (both verbally and in writing), and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, clients and their families, and external agencies.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate client/patient/group education classes.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement nutrition care plans in relation to client/family priorities.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events particularly working alone in clients home.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative to plan, organize and prioritize work.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and to think critically.
Demonstrated ability to teach, provide presentations and effectively consult both one on one and in a group setting to students, colleagues and other health professionals.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
Demonstrated ability to apply professional knowledge and skills while working independently and in collaboration with others as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse, marginalized populations.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Demonstrated skill and ability to operate related equipment and techniques appropriate to work areas.
Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized documentation system.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.