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Public Health Dietitian, Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline February 8, 2018

Employment opportunity: Public Health Dietitian (CUPE #18-04)

Full-time temporary (Until January 2019)

Sudbury Office

We are currently seeking a highly motivated health professional to contribute to our organizational mission of working with our communities to promote and protect health and prevent disease.

Reporting to the Manager, the Public Health Dietitian is an integral member of a multidisciplinary team. This position is responsible for applying various health promotion and community development strategies to support the implementation of healthy eating and healthy weights programming in close collaboration with Public Health staff and community partners. Particular topic areas will include infant feeding, Baby Friendly Initiative, NutriSTEP®, and the Canadian Perinatal Nutrition Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a resource person to the organization and the community.
  • Participates in annual planning cycle in collaboration with the Public Health Nutritionist, Health Promoter, Program Manager, Foundational Standard Specialist, and other key staff.
  • Acts as a preceptor for new staff, students, dietetic interns, and other professionals in training.
  • Applies various health promotion strategies required to improve the health of the population including awareness, education, community needs assessment, creating supportive environments, and analysis, development and implementation of healthy public policy.
  • Participates in division and team in-services.
  • Maintains documentation and records as per CDO and agency policies and procedures. Provides reports as required.
  • Assumes advocacy and policy development role for healthy eating, healthy weights and community food systems issues.    
  • Collaborates with peers from other agencies and organizations in the planning and delivery of programs and services.
  • Participates in applied nutrition research studies and special projects and uses relevant research in practice.
  • Identifies supplies, equipment and resources necessary to carry out programs.    
  • Conducts projects in a fiscally responsible fashion.
  • Participates on relevant agency committees as assigned.
  • Develops, plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates assigned projects in consultation with the manager and other team members as required.
  • Provides orientation, knowledge exchange, mentorship, guidance, and health promotion expertise to all staff, students, and volunteers as required.
  • Provides input into the budget process upon request.

Requirements:

  • Membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in food and nutrition or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Minimum two years nutrition experience preferably in public health nutrition.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work within interdisciplinary teams as well as with multiple community organizations, and with adult influencers.
  • Must be flexible, creative and possess strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Self-directed learner/worker who is comfortable working independently, and within a team.
  • Ability to reflect Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ mission, vision, philosophy, and strategic priorities in day-to-day work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health inequities and ability to apply to public health practice.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check.
  • Current Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Proficiency in both official languages is an asset.

Resumés will be accepted until February 8, 2018 and should be sent in confidence to:

Laurie Gagnon, Corporate Services Division
Public Health Sudbury & Districts
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3
Email: [email protected] (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: 705.522.9200, ext. 327   Fax: 705.522.5182

Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

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