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Dietitian, Neurosciences and Ketogenic Diet Therapy - BC Children's Hospital

Dietician, Neurosciences and Ketogenic Diet Therapy

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 provides and coordinates clinical nutrition services to support the nutritional management of neurosciences patients, including Ketogenic diet therapy for selected patients with intractable seizures, through the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nutritional goals and care plans.

What you’ll do

  • Conduct nutrition assessment of patients utilizing standards and guidelines, physical nutrition assessment, identification of relevant data and advanced clinical techniques such as extensive knowledge of nutrient and drug interactions, nutrition management with a practical knowledge of nutritional implications of various treatment modalities.
  • Provide recommendations based upon assessment and treatment modality to health care team regarding nutrition support regime (oral, enteral, parenteral).
  • Develop and implement age appropriate nutritional goals and care plans appropriate to feeding regime. Prescribes multi-parameter modified diets, including Ketogenic, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, as appropriate.
  • Monitor patient for tolerance to nutrition support through methods such as reviewing metabolic parameters, nutrient intake records, growth and gut function.
  • Adjust care plans including diet, formula, enteral and parenteral nutrition orders as required.
  • Consult with the patient/family, the physician and other health care professionals as appropriate regarding the patient’s response to the nutrition care plan and ability to meet goals.
  • Make recommendations to the team and/or patient for changes or adjustments as required.
  • Considering factors such as quality of life, normal growth and development, and treatment modality provide comprehensive nutrition and self-care counseling to parents, caregivers and patients in the inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Document nutrition care plan and recommendations at each stage of the nutrition care process according to established format and policy, time-lines, and legal requirements.
  • Chart recommendations in the patient health record including suggested diet order/nutrition support changes.
  • Maintain appropriate related records including patient care data base, diet orders and menus.
  • Facilitate implementation of the nutrition care plan by communicating food tolerances and diet information to designated food service staff.
  • Provide input on diet writing guidelines, diet criteria, enteral formula selection, alternate lists and menu selections based on the requirements of neurosciences patients.

What you bring

  • Graduation from a College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC) approved academic program in dietetics.
  • Full registration with the CDBC.
  • Three (3) years recent, related clinical experience in pediatric nutrition and feeding practices/behaviours in an acute care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


You also have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Perform duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Teach and counsel.
  • Organize and prioritize workload.
  • Comprehend knowledge of diabetes and human metabolism
  • Work collaboratively and effectively within an interdisciplinary 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 (0.61 FTE - until September 29, 2023)
$35.65 to $44.56 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: 
Monday & Tuesday 0830-1630; Thursday & Friday 0830-1230
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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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