Diabetes Wellness Dietitian
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the full-time services of a Diabetes Wellness Dietitian. The successful candidate will work within the Primary Care program to promote better health through improved nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices within a community-based working environment. The Diabetes Wellness Dietitian must have advanced knowledge of food and human nutrition, and function in accordance with the scope of practice guidelines of a Registered Dietitian as defined by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Professional Standards for Dietitians in Canada, as well as CDE certification.
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is committed to ongoing outreach, working in a circle of care approach, providing services in a culturally safe and relevant manner, working within a team-based and supported environment, and to delivering services within the seven First Nation health clinics, off-reserve and in the Espanola area. The manager will report to the Primary Care Manager.
The successful applicant will receive a competitive and attractive employment package.
NTHC is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.
- Provide counselling and develop nutrition plans incorporating cultural and health beliefs, income and education
- Complete client medical records within the electronic medical record database in an accurate and timely manner
- Collaborate with health care providers and clients to ensure that appropriate management, referral and responses to inquiries are provided
- Schedule appointments and prepare work plans to effectively meet client and community needs • Deliver nutritional education workshops to promote community health
- Schedule and deliver nutritional workshops within the First Nations communities
- Facilitate and support community initiatives to improve access to adequate nutrition
- Advocate at different levels with respect to environmental and socio-economic determinants of health to influence health policy.
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Human Nutrition, or equivalent program
- Current registration in good standing with the College of Dieticians of Ontario
- CDE Certification • One to three years of clinical counselling and community nutrition experience
- Strong knowledge of Diabetes management, including the nutritional and pharmaceutical aspects of care
- Strong time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
- Experience working within a community Diabetes Wellness program
- Experience working within Electronic Medical Records
- Knowledge of the Ojibway culture and language a definite asset
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, copy of registration, a current criminal records check, a copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract.
Please mark correspondence as “Confidential”. Submissions will be accepted by mail or email.
The application deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021.
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.