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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia. 

Opening in November 2017 the new Teck Acute Care Centre which will provide highly-specialized care for children and women in British Columbia. The lifeline of the TACC will continue to be the care givers and support staff working in the new, modern facility. These passionate individuals are devoted to bringing a better quality of life to the patients that we serve. 

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.   

BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:  • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Dietitian I

Casual Opportunities

Wage: $30.10 to $37.55 per hour

4500 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC

Within the context of a patient-centred care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and the vision, mission and values of the respective Agency the dietitian provides clinical nutrition services through the assessment, planning, implementation and outcome evaluation of nutritional goals and care plans.   Within an interprofessional environment collaborates with members of the health care team; provides clinical education to health care professionals and students and participates in nutrition and/or program based research, quality improvement and risk management projects.

Example of Duties/Accountabilities

  • Conducts nutrition screening and assessment of patients/clients/residents utilizing established standards and guidelines, performs physical nutrition assessments such as subjective global assessment, and identifies and obtains relevant data. 
  • Develops and implements patient/client/resident-centred nutritional goals and care plans, based on assessment and utilizing appropriate standards as set by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, and incorporating individual patient/client/resident’s needs e.g. cultural, religious, learning, social, and economic factors.  Provides recommendations based on assessment and treatment modalities to health care team regarding nutrition support regime (oral and/or enteral).
  • Monitors patients/clients/residents to determine if the nutrition care plan is meeting the established nutritional goals such as promotion of optimal health, growth and development.  Consults with the patient/client/resident, families and/or caregivers, the physician, and other health care team members regarding the patient/client/resident’s response to the nutrition care plan and adjusts diet orders and nutrition support regime as required.
  • Documents nutrition assessments, care plans and recommendations at each stage of the nutrition care process according to established format, policy, timelines and legal requirements in the health care record and/or via reports.  Maintains and updates patient/client/resident files and/or databases according to discipline and program guidelines.  Completes and maintains appropriate records for activities including workload statistics as required.
  • Attends interprofessional rounds or patient/client/resident care conferences to provide input regarding  patients’/clients’/residents’ nutritional status, response to the nutrition care plan, recommended modifications to the plan, and discharge planning needs. 

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC).
  • Graduate of an accredited Dietetic Internship Program, or equivalent education, training and experience as approved by the College of Dietitians of BC.  
  • Registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia with Restricted Activity A.
  • Eligible for registration with College of Dietitians of British Columbia with Restricted Activity B and C.
  • One year recent related experience working with the designated patient/client/resident population in the relevant clinical services area within BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of clinical dietetic theory and practice within a patient/client/resident/family centered model of care for designated patient/client/resident population. 
  • Broad knowledge of the standards of practice established by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
  • Broad knowledge of normal nutrition and health promotion/disease prevention strategies to improve the health of designated patient/client/resident population.
  • Broad knowledge of nutrition management principles for acute and chronic disease states and clinical conditions relating to the designated patient/client/resident population.
  • Broad knowledge of enteral nutrition as appropriate for designated patient/client/resident population.
  • Broad knowledge of pediatric feeding, including normal infant feeding practices and breast feeding promotion.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and monitor nutrition care plans. 
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with patients/clients/residents, families and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in an interprofessional environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach in individual and group settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and think critically.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability to operate related equipment and techniques appropriate to clinical areas.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a personal computer, word processing applications and patient care information system.
  • Physical ability to perform duties of the position.

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca

For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at: www.bcchildrens.ca  or www.bcwomens.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

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