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Dietitian, Biochemical Diseases (Metabolics) - BC Children’s Hospital

Dietitian, Biochemical Diseases (Metabolics)
BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC


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


The Dietitian, Biochemical Diseases (Metabolicis) provides clinical nutrition services to support the management of inborn errors of metabolism (i.e.) metabolic diseases. According to established guidelines, standards, policies and procedures for therapeutic nutritional management and working closely with the inter-disciplinary treatment team applies knowledge, skill and clinical experience to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nutrition goals and care plans for patients with metabolic diseases. Participates in research and in ongoing quality assurance and risk management programs.


What you’ll do: 

  • Conduct nutritional screening and assessment by evaluating biochemical, anthropometric, dietary parameters and subjective global assessment; develops and implements care plans, manages and monitors nutritional care of patients. Participates in patient care rounds and clinics by evaluating and reporting on aspects of the nutritional care plan. Advises and collaborates with other health care members on matters of nutritional care.
  • Provide comprehensive nutrition counseling for patients and caregivers including training in the use of specialized formulas and food preparation; conducts workshops and seminars, and prepares written guidelines.
  • Complete and maintains appropriate, related records for activities performed including patients charts, workload statistics, formula requisitions, menus and patient care data bases (e.g.) CBORD. Maintains and updates patient files according to program guidelines.
  • In response to biochemical laboratory data and in consultation with the treatment team, you will monitor and adjust nutrition care plans, diets, and formulae. Consults with the patient, family and/or caregivers, physicians and other health care professionals regarding the patient’s response to the nutrition care plan as appropriate 
  • Provide individual and group teaching sessions, education and support to parents, caregivers and patients.


What you bring:

  • Graduation from an academic program in dietetics approved by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
  • Completion of a Dietitians of Canada accredited Dietetic Internship.
  • Full registration in the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
  • Three (3) years related pediatric experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.


You also have:

  • Effective communication skills; verbal and written.
  • The physical ability to perform duties of the position.
  • The ability to operate related equipment.
  • The ability to teach and counsel.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • The comprehensive knowledge of biochemical pathways and human metabolism.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within an interprofessional environment. 


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time (0.50 FTE - Until March 31, 2023)
Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Hours of Work:
 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; Alternating Tuesday and Wednesday; 0900-1700
Requisition Number: 


What we do


BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.


BCCH 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.


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PHSA and BCCH 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.



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