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Title:  Clinical Dietitian I

Requisition #:  358171
Location: 

Alberta, AB, CA, T2N 1C6

Career Area:  Professional & Management
Description: 

Job Description

 

This is a full time, permanent role. Monday - Friday daytime shifts.

As a member of the food services team, the Dietitian provides nutrition care to all residents with a focus on health, well being and quality of life. The Clinical Dietitian works independently as well as interacts well with other members of the care team in order to provide quality health care and services. The Clinical Dietitian ensures that all required documentation as it pertains to the residents nutritional status, are complete and accurate.

Job Responsibilities

 

 

  • Assesses and develops nutritional care for Residents, focusing on maintaining Residents quality of life and nutritional care in a consultation with the Physician and Interdisciplinary Team. Taking into consideration multicultural and relevant socio, cultural, religious food awareness and requirements. 
  • Documents and communicates nutritional care plans to Food Services and Care Service Teams
  • Use knowledge of Therapeutic, and Modified textures diets to support resident safety and nutritional status
  • Completes clinical assessments on Residents, including but not exclusive to intake assessments, weight management, dysphasia assessment and wound healing within appropriate scope of practice and liaises with external resources as needed.
  • Completes Quarterly and Annual Inter RAI/MDS assessments in compliance with expectations within required time frames
  • Participates in Resident care conferences, clinical team rounds and acts as a nutritional resource for Residents/Families/Caregivers
  • Maintains a working knowledge of and applies current facility policies and procedures relating to resident centered care
  • Participates in Food Services, facility committees and educational programs. 
  • Collaborates with Food Services Management team to meet departmental and nutritional standards. Participates in development and approval of Cyclical menus. 
  • Recommends to the Food Service Manager, programs or services that will improve and/or maintain Resident care and/ore departmental operations and cost effectiveness
  • Must work within the budgetary constraints of the department
  • Ensures effective communication within the facility and the Department of Food Services  regarding Clinical Issues
  • Participates in and promotes departmental QI initiatives related to resident care and dietetic practice.
  • Maintains knowledge of new trends in clinical dietetics via current literature and attendance at educational sessions to enhance his/her knowledge and clinical skills
  • Maintains contact with Dietetic professional organizations and organizations relating to specific areas of responsibility
  • Interacts with all members of the Food Services Staff in order to meet overall objectives of the Food Services Department
  • Keep update and practice Aramark’s Workplace Safety policy
  • Adhere to guidelines of Protection of Person in Care Act.
  • Practices in accordance with all guidelines set out by the Alberta College of Dietitians 
  • Preceptor to dietetic interns, both provincially and nationally, as requested, when workload permits
  • Performs all other duties as required.
     

 

Qualifications

 

  • 4 year Bachelors Nutrition degree from an accredited university/college
  • Graduate of an accredited Dietetic Internship Program
  • Temporary Registration or Full Registration with a provincial Regulatory Body for Dietitians (College of Dietitians of Alberta)
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills
  • Must have good leadership and time management skills
  • Member of Dietitians of Canada
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Experience in a Continuing Care facility an asset
  • Experience in dysphagia  management and assessment
  • Microsoft Office programs (esp. Microsoft Excel)

Conditions of employment include busy hospital and outpatient settings, from patient rooms/floors to kitchen/serving areas.

 

 

 

Education

Bachelors preferred

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Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.