Req ID: 158041
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Department: PHC EZ Strat Access Stabil
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (70% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: UNIFOR Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 4-Oct-23
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.
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Reporting to the Primary Health Care Lead, the incumbent will provide expert knowledge and skills on a wide range of issues from advocacy to assessment to case management. As a member of a primary health care (PHC) Diabetic education Centre team, the PHC Dietitian provides a range of PHC services. These services include, but may not be limited to, health promotion, illness prevention, screening, treatment and monitoring of people living with diabetes . Expertise may also be required to support people living with other chronic health problems, community development and advocacy. The incumbent will be required to collaborate with others to increase community capacity as an educator, researcher and clinical practitioner. These services are provided within a holistic, client/family centred care framework.
The incumbent will provide health assessment, interventions and appropriate follow up in accordance with acts, regulations, policies, standards, guidelines, mission and objectives of the Registered Dietitians of Canada, the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, the Department of Health and Wellness - Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at a recognized university
Dietetic internship (a 1 year integrated or post graduate program)
Current Membership in Nova Scotia Dietetic Association required
Annual continuing education to maintain Nova Scotia license
Two years clinical experience preferred
Membership in Dietitians of Canada preferred
Current CPR/BLS certification is required
Designation as a Certified Diabetes Educator preferred
Experience with group education
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with principles of Motivational Interviewing
Exhibits creative problem-solving ability; Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and committees to achieve excellence in patient care
Computer proficiency in MS Office( Word, PowerPoint), email and internet
Ability to work well independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effective research and analytical thinking skills
Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred
Permanent part-time position; 52.5 hours bi-weekly.
Evening shifts may be required
- Travel between the two sites would be required
Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.
Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.