Providence Health Care
Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader, Clinical Nutrition or the Operations Leader, under the clinical direction of the Professional Practice Leader prescribes, implements, evaluates and documents the appropriate patient/resident nutritional care plan in accordance with professional standards and within the Mission, Vision, Values and strategic direction of Providence Health Care.
Qualifications / Skills and Education
Education, Training and Experience
Bachelors Degree in Food and Nutrition from a recognized University. Dietetic internship from an accredited program. Current registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC).
Restricted Activities A, B, & /or C may be required as listed on the posting. (Parenteral duties associated with Restricted Activity B would be coded up to Grade 2 as per the Operating Instructions).
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with, patients/residents, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers.
Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures related to healthcare.
Demonstrated ability to conduct patient/resident assessments.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/resident care.
Demonstrated ability to draw out information that will contribute to understanding the patient/resident’s situation in order to explore issues beyond the initial concerns.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to participate in research.
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance to students.
Demonstrated ability to develop and provide in-services and presentations.
Duties and Responsibilities
3.1 Evaluates nutritional status/risk of patients/residents and develops/prescribes, implements, evaluates (initial and ongoing), and documents an appropriate nutritional care plan; collaborates and provides direction to nutrition staff as the plan is implemented with the patient/resident.
3.2 Contributes to an inter-disciplinary approach to patient/resident care and program related issues by attending ward rounds and team conferences to exchange information related to patient/resident care and discharge planning.
3.3 Instructs and/or counsels patients/residents and family members in nutritional issues such as diet modifications and lifestyle changes.
3.4 Determines, refers and/or liaises with community based nutritional resources as required to ensure that patient/resident care issues are addressed.
3.5 Participates in quality improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation, and evaluation of written procedures and standards, assessment forms, and patient/resident materials, program descriptions, audit tools and clinical guidelines for Nutrition Services and relevant clinical programs.
3.6 Completes required patient/resident documentation, forms and reports and documents workload statistics.
3.7 Collaborates with departmental and other team members to organize in-service education, to identify the need for and to participate in educational programs by preparing educational materials and making presentations.
3.8 Provides clinical education and supervision to students and dietetic interns.
3.9 Maintains knowledge of current developments in clinical nutrition by reviewing professional literature, consulting with other professionals and actively participating in relevant educational programs.
3.10 Supports clinical research activities by generating questions, assisting in writing proposals, and participating in data collection and interpretation, within departmental resources.
3.11 Monitors and controls levels of supplies and equipment. Reports equipment malfunctions and arranges for equipment maintenance.
3.12 Performs other related duties as assigned.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.