Vancouver Coastal Health

Dietitian - Primary Care

Job Description

Job Title: Dietitian - Primary Care
Work Site: Primary Care Network, Richmond Continuing Health Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time - Indefinite 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays

Reference#: 162852-mpe


Come work as a Dietician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Dietician to join the Primary Care team in Richmond Continuing Health Services, Richmond, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Dietitian - Primary Care you will:

  • Provides nutrition care through health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, support and rehabilitation to enable patients/clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with the Primary Care Provider in accordance with the local PCN care delivery model as co-designed by the PCN Partners (local Division of Family Practice, VCH Community of Care and First Nations Partners).
  • Cares for patients/clients, who are in need of nutrition advice and support related to but not limited to chronic disease, weight management, gastro-intestinal, malnutrition, food allergies, and healthy lifestyle management.
  • By assessing patients, assists the patient/client in setting goals and supporting their nutritional and health well-being through the provision of individual and/or group counselling.
  • In collaboration with the patient/client and interdisciplinary team, provides continuity of care by liaising with team members, coordinating ongoing care (internal and external), supporting transitions and navigating services.

About Primary Care Networks (PCN)


This new model of care includes a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals, working alongside and supporting family physicians, nurse practitioners at primary care offices, Primary Care Community Health Centres, Urgent and Primary Care centres, and services delivered by not-for-profit community health partners. Team members involved in the patient’s care will work closely together, so that they can get a full picture of the health care needs. PCNs are expected to provide patients and primary care providers with strong, effective links to hospitals and diagnostic service providers.



Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC). Two years’ recent related clinical experience in community nutrition or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of nutrition theory and practice within a patient/client and family centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners established by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
  • Knowledge of the determinants of health and health promotion and chronic disease management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of enteral nutrition.
  • Working knowledge of community health agencies and available community resources.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant assessments per established standards of practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess patient/client responses to care plan, and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan/deliver/evaluate health education for individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, provide effective consultation and empower patients/clients to assume control over their health.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationship with patients/clients, caregiver(s), co-workers and community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to support seamless transition in care.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based model of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective service in a variety of community settings and with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized documentation system.
  • Working knowledge of research and quality improvement process and methodology.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the 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.


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