LOCATION: Burlington, Hamilton, Brampton, Etobicoke
Position Profile: To provide weight management education under the supervision of the medical doctor. Participates in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of a patient's individualized weight management program.
Assures the use of appropriate education to increase knowledge, skills and competencies of the bariatric patient.
Requirements of the position:
(1) Undergraduate degree in applied human nutrition, food science, or science with a minor in nutrition
(2) Education in the field of nutrition and a knowledge or interest in the general theories of weight management helpful
(3) Professional interactive/communication skills are essential
(4) A positive attitude and ability to work as a team member a must.
The Wharton Medical Clinic Weight & Diabetes Management is a community based multi-disciplinary clinic, which provides bariatric and diabetes care to patients. At each visit patients are seen first by the bariatric educator followed by the medical doctor. The bariatric educator provides the majority of the bariatric education and coordination of bariatric care, allowing the physician to address internal medicine issues that may exist.