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Registered Dietitian

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 January 2019

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.

Reporting to the Director, Clinical Services, the Registered Dietitian (R.D) is responsible for the development, delivery and on-going monitoring and quality improvement of in-patient/outpatient clinical nutrition services for individuals, groups and communities in the Baffin Region.

As a member of the health care team, the RD. works collaboratively within the hospital, communities and primary care to provide clinical nutrition expertise, in accordance with the Standard of Practice adopted by the Government of Nunavut and Dietitians of Canada. They will also act as a resource to other health professionals, hospital food services and the community.

Specialized, professional knowledge of clinical nutrition assessment and therapy, lifestyle counselling and adult and child learning are essential along with knowledge of program planning, implementation and evaluation. This position requires working closely with Inuit elders, professionals, community health representatives and other individuals and therefore excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written are required. Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, and word processing software and internet search also required along with the ability to use an Electronic Medical Recording reporting system.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained from a recognized university degree in human nutrition, nutritional sciences, biochemistry or equivalent and an accredited clinical dietetic internship. You must be also be registered with a provincial regulatory body or eligible for registration, and be a member of Dietitians of Canada. The preferred level of experience for success in this position is two years’ recent experience in a hospital or a clinical nutrition setting. Recent experience in program development, training and delivery is also required. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification as well as experience in Diabetes education will be considered as assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset. 

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

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Government of Nunavut
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