Registered Dietitian (Contract) – Prince Edward FHT

Company Information The Prince Edward Family Health Team is seeking a Registered Dietitian to join our team on a 6-month contract (covering a maternity leave, March to September) serving the residents of Prince Edward County.  We are established as a centre of excellence for collaborative, team-based rural primary health care. Prince Edward County is well-known to offer the best in rural living.  A high standard of living and minimal stress make “The County” very appealing.  800 km of spectacular shoreline and beautiful scenery at your doorstep, fresh air, family farms and warm communities, live theatre, artists' studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a growing wine industry all combine to make “the County” a location of choice. Job Description As a member of the Prince Edward FHT, the Dietitian will work collaboratively with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other independent  health professionals to provide patient-centred, quality primary health care to residents of Prince Edward County.  The primary setting will be at Sandbanks Medial Centre (Wellington), with 1 day per month of outreach at the Upper County Clinic (Rossmore). Responsibilities include collaborating with the Diabetes Education Team (RN-Diabetes Clinic Coordinator and Dietitian); assessing, educating and developing the ongoing nutritional management of clients; and planning and implementing realistic nutritional goals with ongoing evaluation of the client’s health.  The Dietitian acts as a resource to, and works in collaboration with the members of the PEFHT as well as the clients and their families. Qualifications
  • Registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • Certified Diabetes Educator, or willingness to attain certification.
  • Previous related experience in patient care, specifically in a primary care setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in delivering evidence-based nutrition recommendations.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and ability to plan programs and develop educational materials.
  • Knowledge of chronic disease self-management principles.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, coaching, educational and counselling skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team, as well as to work independently.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and electronic medical charting an asset.
Competitive pay and benefits; salary is commensurate with education and experience. To Apply Please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@pefht.com.