Diabetes Wellness Dietitian

    NOOJMOWIN TEG HEALTH CENTRE

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    DIABETES WELLNESS DIETITIAN

    (1 FTE)

     Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the full-time services of a Diabetes Wellness Dietitian. The successful candidate will work within the Primary Care program to promote better health through improved nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices within a community-based working environment.  The Diabetes Wellness Dietitian must have advanced knowledge of food and human nutrition and function in accordance with the scope of practice guidelines of a Registered Dietitian as defined by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Professional Standards for Dietitians in Canada, as well as CDE certification.

    Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of healthcare professions providing community-based services through the use of a holistic approach that integrates both traditional and western healing methods.  Our unique team includes: Primary Care and Allied Health Services, Mental Health & Addictions Services, Health Promotion and Traditional Healing and Cultural Services.  The Diabetes Wellness Dietitian will report to the Primary Care Manager.

    Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage and cedar, may occur within the work setting.

    NTHC is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

    Duties:

    • Provide counselling and develop nutrition plans incorporating cultural and health beliefs, income and education
    • Complete client medical records within the electronic medical record database in an accurate and timely manner
    • Collaborate with healthcare providers and clients to ensure that appropriate management, referral and responses to enquiries are provided
    • Schedule appointments and prepare work plans to effectively meet client and community needs
    • Deliver nutritional education workshops to promote community health
    • Schedule and deliver nutritional workshops within the First Nations communities
    • Facilitate and support community initiatives to improve access to adequate nutrition
    • Advocate at different levels with respect to environmental and socio-economic determinants of health to influence health policy.

    Qualifications:

    Mandatory

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Human Nutrition, or equivalent program
    • Current registration in good standing with the College of Dieticians of Ontario
    • CDE Certification
    • One to three years of clinical counselling and community nutrition experience
    • Strong knowledge of Diabetes management, including the nutritional and pharmaceutical aspects of care
    • Strong time management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Access to a reliable vehicle / transportation as the position requires travel within communities

    Preferred

    • Experience working within a community Diabetes Wellness program
    • Experience working within Electronic Medical Records
    • Knowledge of the Ojibway culture and language a definite asset

    Submission Pre-requisites:

    Please submit a covering letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, copy of registration, a current vulnerable sector check, a copy of valid driver’s licence and driver’s abstract. Please mark correspondence as “Confidential.” Submissions will be accepted by mail, facsimile or email.

    Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021

    Send to: Human Resources

    Noojmowin Teg Health Centre Email: info@noojmowin-teg.ca

    Hwy 540, 48 Hillside Road Ph.: 705-368-2182 ext. 235

    Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation Fax: 705-368-2229

    Postal Bag 2002

    Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

    We thank all for their interest and application. Only those under consideration will be contacted.