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Clinical Dietitian II - BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Clinical Dietician II

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Coquitlam, BC


What you’ll do


  • Coordinate daily activities and provides leadership in the planning and implementation of quality dietary and nutrition services at the centre; evaluate services and liaises with key stakeholders in the achievement of goals and objectives. Ensure dietary services are carried out in accordance with Canadian Standards and applicable food handling protocols.
  • Develop and implement client-centered nutritional care plans. Conduct nutrition assessments; screen clients for nutritional intake and risk using a diet history. Provide recommendations based on assessment and treatment modality for nutrition regime including eligibility for dietary supplements, prescribes modified diets.
  • Monitor/evaluate the clients’ degree of compliance and progress to provide data regarding the overall effectiveness of the interventions carried out and revises the nutrition care plan as appropriate. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team and participates in rounds, patient care conferences and program meetings as required.
  • Coordinate food services delivery and distribution with food service staff; develop therapeutic menus and menu planning, set up systems, process and procedure to enable the efficient delivery, distribution and procurement of all nutritional products, linens, equipment and supplies. Provide input into the nutrition program budget process.
  • Provide nutritional policy, practice and nutritional consultation; contribute to multi-disciplinary planning on health promotion and prevention. Provide leadership in assessing nutrition needs, resolving nutrition care issues, establishing priorities, developing and evaluating programs, enabling access to culturally appropriate food.
  • Provide education and counselling to clients/families; conduct presentations nutrition, participate in the development of instructional resources for client teaching and prepares journal/publication reviews. Interpret current scientific information and Federal/Provincial food and nutrition guidelines to others.
  • Maintain contact/exchanges information with physicians, other health professionals and members of community agencies involved in intervention program for clients with chronic, complex health care needs.
  • Maintain records in accordance with established procedures and policies and prepare/maintain statistical data, correspondence, reports and other documentation, as required. Complete Annual Reports on Food Security programs and initiatives.


What you bring




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition from an accredited university.
  • Two (2) years recent, related clinical experience in a residential care setting.
  • Completion of a Dietetic Internship accredited by the Dietitians of Canada.
  • Registered member of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
  • Local area travel requires use of personal vehicle.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

You will also have


  • Knowledge of nutrition issues relevant to clients who are medically compromised in conjunction with mental health and addictions issues.
  • Knowledge of nutrition education principles, methods and delivery techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care plan, and to respond appropriately
  • Knowledge of community resources and available services.
  • Knowledge of group facilitation skills and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Food Security issues and possible strategies to enhance Food Security initiatives for facilities and marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and in collaborating for community interaction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Computer literacy specifically with Windows applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Part-Time
$39.56 - $49.39/hour

Location: 2721 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam BC, V3C 4J2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Tuesday and Thursday, 0900 - 1700
Requisition #


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.




What we do


BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.


BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.



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