Overview

Registered Dietitian – Chronic Disease Education Program Job in Brandon, MB at Prairie Mountain Health –

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Eligible for and maintains licensure to practice as a Registered Dietitian in the province of Manitoba
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a clinical setting working with a health care team preferred
  • Member in good standing of the Dietitians of Canada preferred
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E.) certification preferred
  • Proficiency in computing skills, including MS Office, Outlook, and internet applications required
  • Province of Manitoba Class 5 Drivers License, and access to a personal vehicle to provide service within Prairie Mountain Health
  • Experience in patient counseling, educational principles, and community development
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize in a changing environment
  • Strong organizational, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to display independent judgment
  • Ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population
  • Ability to respect and promote confidentiality
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position on a regular basis

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Dietitian – Chronic Disease Education Program is responsible to Prairie Mountain Health for collaborating with relevant partners to promote cardiovascular health and to implement the Manitoba Diabetes Strategy in the area of Prevention, Education, Care, Research and Support. A variety of strategies are employed to reach individuals, families, groups, communities and health care providers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overview:
Health Promotion and Community Development

Collaborate with partners within and beyond Prairie Mountain Health to implement the Manitoba Diabetes Strategy and promote cardiovascular health.

Assess/identify priority needs related to health promotion and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the region.

Assume a lead role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Contribute facilitation, communication and resource skills to strengthen existing resources for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Education

Collaborate with partners to offer education for individuals, families, groups, communities and health providers regarding prevention of disease, management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and avoidance of complications.

Assume a lead teaching/facilitation role through individual assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the nutrition care plan with clients and their significant others.

Utilize appropriate current resources to provide accurate information and maximize client interest, participation and learning.

Care

Assume a lead role on an interdisciplinary Diabetes and Cardiovascular health care team to cross the continuum of health services, to address education, risk reduction, diabetes and cardiovascular disease management and prevention of complications.

Research

Incorporate best practices information, Community Health Needs Assessment data, and accreditation requirements in planning, implementation and evaluation.

Integrate current national guidelines into practice.

Employ processes of Continuous Quality Improvement.

Monitor and evaluate process and outcome indicators.

Identify the required minimum data set.

Collect data consistently, evaluate the data and how the data is used.

Participate in research as appropriate.

Support

Work with Community Partners toward development or enhancement of support networks.

Advocate for and influence health policy for diabetes and cardiovascular health awareness, education and environment supports.

Communication

Apply communication theory and skills effectively.

Nurture partnerships by appropriate sharing and use of information, and evaluation.

Maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, supervisor and partners.

Facilitate/participate in collaborative decision-making with clients, colleagues and other professionals.

Respond appropriately to clients of diverse backgrounds, for example, cultural, religious, ethnic, socio-economic.

Administrative Functions

Report programmatically to Primary Health Care.

submit calendars, monthly reports and statistics.

follow policy and collective agreement regarding hours of work and overtime.

Perform efficiently and effectively the required administrative duties according to regional policy and the collective agreement.

Document appropriately.

Participate in ongoing community health needs assessment, strategic planning, program development, implementation and evaluation regarding risk reduction, health promotion, and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Scope of Independent Action

Make daily, weekly and monthly program decisions.

Confer with the Primary Health Care Manager regarding:
Long term program priorities.

Positive/negative program – community issues.

Any problems regarding service delivery.

Any inquiries from community regarding program policy.

Any inquiries from community with political impact.

This position is subject to a Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector), Adult Abuse Registry Check, and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any services charges incurred.

If you are currently employed by PMH, please utilize the internal application form. If you are not employed by PMH, please utilize the external application form.

In order to be considered for the position, both internal and external applicants must submit a current resume with their application form.

If you are an external applicant, please include three work related references with this application. They must be from persons who are not related to you, and who have direct knowledge of your past work performance.

Upon being considered for employment, your signature or electronic submission of this application is your authorization to complete said reference checks.

PMH has an Aboriginal Human Resources initiative and is committed to increasing the representation of Aboriginal people within all levels of our workforce. Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to voluntarily self identify as being of Aboriginal descent in their cover letter and/or within their application form.

We thank all applicants that apply but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR ALL

About the Company

Company: Prairie Mountain Health –

Company Location:  Brandon, MB

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About Prairie Mountain Health -