MTS Level 7 - Registered Dietitian - UPEI Health and Wellness Centre

Competition Number:
156E19
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department:
UPEI Health & Wellness Centre
Position:
MTS Level 7 - Registered Dietitian
Contract:
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (There may be some evening work and travel to communities across the province will be required)
Salary:

$57,570 to $63,286 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870

Term:

January 20, 2020 to June 25, 2021 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The UPEI Health and Wellness Centre is seeking a Registered Dietitian to work with patients enrolled in the CHANGE program across the province.

The CHANGE (Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise) program is a unique lifestyle intervention program created by the metabolic Syndrome Canada organization (www.metsc.ca).  The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide primary care providers with the tools they need to offer effective, lasting, lifestyle interventions to patients with or at risk of metabolic syndrome
  • Improve components of metabolic syndrome, diet quality and physical activity levels
  • Empower participants to make long-term changes for overall well-being of patients

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete screening and baseline testing of participants
  • Oversee dietary histories and develop a dietary map for patients enrolled in the CHANGE program across the province
  • Successful applicant will assist to plan, deliver and evaluate the CHANGE Program in a number of communities across Prince Edward Island over the next 12-15 months.
  • Work closely with a Kinesiologist, Registered Nurse and students to recruit patients, book space, deliver the program, input patient data/test scores, report on progress and assist with program evaluation
  • Provide nutrition screening, assessment and counselling of clients with or at risk of Metabolic Syndrome
  • Oversee student placements
  • Participate in research team meetings
  • Data entry will be required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful applicant must have a Bachelor Degree in Foods and Nutrition from a recognized university
  • Must have successfully completed an accredited dietetic internship program or employer recognized equivalent
  • Must be currently registered with the PEI Dietitian Registration Board or eligible to obtain registration and eligible for membership with the Dietitians of Canada.
  • Experience in nutrition screening, assessment, and counselling is essential
  • Must have sound knowledge of primary care principles, population health, behavior change theory and human nutrition
  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations based on established, evidence-based nutrition guidelines is essential
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of group dynamics, and principles of adult education.
  • Must be proficient at computer skills, such as word processing, Excel, presentation software, internet.
  • A commitment to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must be willing to travel across PEI
  • Experience working on projects or project planning is considered an asset
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.