Vancouver Coastal Health

Dietitian 2 - Healthiest Babies

Job Description

Job Title: Dietitian 2 - Healthiest Babies
Work Site: Healthiest Babies Possible, Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.8 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour

0830-1645 / 0915-1730

Days Off: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Stats

Reference#: 177488-cma


Come work as a Clinical Dietitian 2 with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a registered Dietitian to join the team at Robert & Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Clinical Dietitian 2 with VCH you will:

  • Provide clinical dietetic services to socially at-risk pregnant women participating in the Healthiest Babies Possible Program and the Youth Pregnancy and Parenting program.
  • Visit clients in a variety of settings to assess nutrition/prenatal health needs, develop nutrition prenatal care plans, provide nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and monitor clients progress towards nutritional goals.
  • Participate in the development, organization and facilitation of client pre and post partum drop in groups and food security initiatives.
  • Act as a clinical resource to interdisciplinary team members.
  • The position requires travel in Vancouver and Richmond.



Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC).

  • Graduate of Dietitians of Canada Accredited Dietetic Internship Program.

  • Two (2) years recent related experience working with at risk prenatal/postnatal women and their families and food security projects/activities or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

  • Local area travel requires use of personal vehicle. Valid BC Driver’s License.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of nutrition issues relevant to community health and public health.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of prenatal nutrition, maternal health concerns, harm reduction strategies.
  • Knowledge of breastfeeding, postpartum health and early child development.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nutrition education principles, methods and delivery techniques for clients/parents of various cultural, educational and financial backgrounds.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health promotion & population health strategies and frameworks/models.
  • Considerable knowledge of community resources and available services.
  • Considerable knowledge of group facilitation skills and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of food security issues and possible strategies to enhance food security initiatives for marginalized populations and others in the Vancouver Community area.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to work and to perform all duties with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and in collaborating for community interaction.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload and adapt to a changing caseload in a complex environment.
  • Computer literacy specifically with Windows applications.
  • Physical ability to perform 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. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

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 2023.

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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