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Public Health Dietitian

Public Health Dietitian

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Job Description


Job Title: Public Health Dietitian
Work Site: Richmond Community Support Services and Richmond Hospital
Status: Regular Part Time (0.31 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $32.39 - $40.40 per hour
Hours: 0830 - 1230 on Mondays and Tuesday - Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 1145 to 2000; May include evenings and weekends based on operational needs.
Reference#: 099834-kco


Working within the context of a primary healthy care, using a public health and population health promotion approach, and the visions/values of Vancouver Coastal Health, the Public Health Nutritionist, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary Richmond Health Services Community and Family Health team, community service providers, agencies and support groups, plans, organizes, coordinates, evaluates and advocates for healthy eating strategies and related programs directed towards health promotion, prevention and chronic disease management. Establishes and maintains partnerships and collaborates with community service providers, agencies and support groups to develop and increase available resources for food security, healthy eating and chronic disease prevention and management.


Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition from an accredited university plus two years’ recent related clinical experience in public health, community nutrition and project management.
  • Registered member of College of Dietitians of BC.
  • Local area travel requires use of personal vehicle.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical nutrition issues relevant to public health practice
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health promotion, population health strategies and frameworks
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nutrition education principles, methods and delivery techniques for clients & families of various cultural, educational and financial backgrounds.
  • Considerable knowledge of health determinants, and community and situational needs assessment and health analysis
  • Considerable knowledge of local community resources and available services.
  • Knowledge of research methods and application of findings
  • Working knowledge of client-centered care.
  • Working knowledge of facilitation and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of community development, program planning processes and principles
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct clients, parents, families, caregivers and other health care professionals regarding nutrition issues and related topics.
  • 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. Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others and develop community partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead a variety of groups in a wide variety of settings for a variety of purposes (committee meetings, workshops, focus groups) 
  • 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.

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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