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Traditional Diet Coordinator

First Nations Health Programs
Job Competition Closed

Location: Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: #2012-252
Closing Date: Dec 05, 2012

Classification/Level: L09 PIPSC
Pay Rate: $34.86 to $46.56 per hour
Employment Status: Term Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 75 hours bi-weekly

Term: December 5, 2012 – December 4, 2013

Reporting to the Director, First Nation Health Programs, the First Nations Traditional Diet Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Traditional Diet program; providing services required to deliver the First Nation Dietitian Internship program; planning and providing dietetic services to clients from the Diabetes Centre; and providing community nutrition services where practicable. The First Nations Traditional Diet Coordinator facilitates the nutrition component and the organization of the First Nation Diabetes Wellness programs and acts as backup to the outpatient dietitian as required and performs other related duties.

Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Knowledge of the science of nutrition as it applies to general nutrition and therapeutic diet counselling in an Acute Care and Extended Care setting
  • Ability to plan, organize, and deliver a clinical nutrition inpatient program and Traditional Diet Program
  • Excellent knowledge of the culture, traditions, social history and economic conditions of Yukon First Nations
  • Knowledge of health and social programs in the Yukon
  • Ability to plan, evaluate, and implement selective menus for patients on regular/ therapeutic diets and to modify diets where necessary
  • Ability to diagnose/assess and advise on required behavioural changes as they relate to diet and nutrition
  • Ability to instruct patients, families, and groups in nutrition and lifestyle modifications for general health and management of disease conditions
  • Ability to understand and adapt to the various socio-economic conditions prevalent in the area served
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with other members of the health care team
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communications skills both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to exercise initiative, discretion, flexibility and judgment.

    The successful candidate will have a recognized university degree with specialization in nutrition, dietetics or home economics; will have completed an accredited internship; and experience in therapeutic diet counseling. Must have registration with a provincial dietetic regulatory body or be eligible for registration and obtain registration upon hire. Though not essential to the position, a Masters Degree in nutrition or related field would be considered an asset.

    Note: Preference will be given to applicants with First Nations ancestry.

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Quoting competition # 2012-252, please e-mail your resume by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5/12.

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