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Public Health Dietitian, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline March 22, 2017

Temporary, full-time

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a temporary, full-time Public Health Dietitian on the Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control Team, within the Healthy Living division until April 2018. The successful candidate for this position will work collaboratively with dietitians, public health nurses, schools, and community partners to support comprehensive healthy eating initiatives.  They will also apply population health principles to develop, revise and evaluate healthy eating resources and associated program delivery.  The Public Health Dietitian will update nutrition-related website content and participate in community committees and coalitions.  The Public Health Dietitian will also be responsible for healthy food and beverage policy analysis, and the monitoring and interpretation of healthy public policy (workplace, municipal, provincial), providing recommendations on trends, risks and opportunities for public health action that could have positive population health implications.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a four-year degree from a recognized university program in Food and Nutrition or Human Ecology.
  • Completion of an accredited internship with a community nutrition focus.
  • Current registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • Knowledge and skill in the areas of food policy and food policy analysis, and experience navigating the policy development process (advocacy, development, implementation and evaluation) is required.
  • The ability to interpret, synthesize and integrate health data and research evidence to provide recommendations to guide policy and programming decisions is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office computer software.
  • Flexible work hours are required.
  • Experience developing and revising website nutrition content would be considered an asset.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence and access to reliable transportation.
  • The ability to communicate (oral and written) in French and/or any other language(s) is highly desirable.

Please see http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services.

To apply to this position, please submit all applications electronically via our Career Opportunities page by March 22, 2017 quoting posting # CDPFTDIETOPP-0317. Candidates will be required to undergo testing after the interview.

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  Should you require accommodation, please indicate so on your cover letter.

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote and protect the health of our community.