Here is a great opportunity to work in residential care with Eating Disorders.
We have an amazing team at Woodstone Residence, and are looking to expand on the Dietetics front.
We currently have 12 opened beds and will be growing in the new future.
We are looking to fill a position for CASUAL DIETITIAN . Working hours may be flexible to accommodate schedules and ferry travels. Dietitians coming from Swartz Bay are more likely to enjoy casual work at Woodstone as the ferry schedule is more accommodating, however, Dietitians from Vancouver and Tssawassen area are still encouraged to apply as long as you can work around ferry times.
Woodstone provides subsidied staff housing, which is only $10 a night and is only a 5-minute drive from Woodstone Residence. It is recommended that candidates bring a vehicle to get around the island, but several of our staff do without one.
As a clinical dietitian in Woodstone Residence you will be involved in doing: initial nutritional assessements, one-on-one consults, nutrition education groups, meal plans and menu requirements with kitchen (see below for further details). We hope that as we grow, further nutrition, food appreciation, cooking, grocery shopping and gardening programming will be developed and implemented to help meet our therapeutic goals.
***Please note that there is potential for the casual position to grow into a part time, timelines for job expansion are unknown at this point.
More details about the position below,
Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to:
Daniela Velez, RD
Galiano Island, BC
t: 1 (250) 539 2633
REGISTERED DIETITIAN IN EATING DISORDERS
JOB TITLE: Registered Dietitian
PAY RATE: Negotiable
REPORTING TO: Program Coordinator
POSITIONS OPEN: CASUAL
FACILITY: Woodstone Residence, Galiano Island BC
Reporting to the Program Director, and working within the context of a
multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, plans, implements and
evaluates nutritional care for individuals admitted to the Woodstone
Residence. Instructs and counsels individuals regarding appropriate
nutritional requirements, clinical diet regimes, and food planning and
preparation. Will provide work direction to the cooks and clinical
staff, including RNs, mental health workers/LPNs, and other caregivers.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Plans, implements and evaluates diet therapy to meet nutritional
needs of clients according to program and professional standards and the
requirements of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, using an
interdisciplinary and person-centered approach.
2. Ensure that all menus are approved by provincial licensing.
3. Provides cost effective, quality nutritional support in consultation
with other members of the team by:
– Responding to referrals from professional staff;
– Assessing clients' nutritional status;
– Supervise cook, meal preparation, handling, distribution, intake;
– Supervise and teach meal support;
– Supervise and teach post meal support;
– Facilitate nutrition groups as well as individual dietary
– Deal with special diets (i.e. allergies, cultural specificity, etc.);
– Developing and implementing nutritional care plans including
– Monitoring and evaluating clients' nutritional care;
– Planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating nutrition education
for clients, families, and caregivers;
– Establishing and maintaining communication with family and other
caregivers concerning progress of the client;
– Discussing individual clients' nutritional care at team conferences
– Providing accurate and complete nutritional recording in the clients'
– Providing effective communication with physicians and team members
about nutrition management.
4. Participates in development and presentation of in-service education
for staff and patients, as applicable.
5. Makes recommendations to the Program Coordinator regarding projects,
studies and goals for improving the delivery of nutritional care.
6. Participates in quality assurance protocols through chart audits,
program evaluation and performance evaluation.
7. Contributes to staff, family and community education within
8. Keeps abreast of current developments in the dietetics/nutrition
field by reviewing current literature and attending related in-services
9. Ensures the environment is free from hazards, and that the equipment
is safe and in good working order by reporting need for supplies,
equipment and repairs to Operations Manager or by submitting appropriate
10. Participates in the selection of nutrition-related products and
equipment such as dietary supplements.
11. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, which
may include development, implementation and evaluation of written
procedures and standards, development of assessment forms and client
materials, program descriptions and evaluation of clinical activities
and services; attends/contributes to program and professional meetings.
Provides regular reports to the Team Leader.
12. Promotes an understanding of the Dietitians Scope of Practice as
described by the College of Dietitians of BC; complies with its Code of
Ethics and Rules of Conduct.
13. Maintains and evaluates current databases; participates in related
research activities when relevant.
14. Maintains, at all times, the highest degree of confidentiality
regarding individuals, families and treatment programs.
15. Performs other related duties as assigned.
A. Education, Training and Experience
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in
- Completion of an accredited dietetic internship program.
- Registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia
(CDBC) required. Eligible for membership with the Dietitians of Canada
- Experience with youth is a strong asset.
B. Skills and Abilities
- Able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated clinical competency in the field of dietetics.
- Experience working with people with mental illness.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with
patients and their families, members of the clinical team, other
Woodstone employees and representatives of community agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to train and monitor assistants, family members
and other caregivers in carrying out services with the individual.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of dietetics in a
family-centered approach to care.
- Provide culturally- and gender-sensitive care and services.
- Physical and emotional ability to perform the duties. Maintain
strong boundaries, and be able to ask for help and counselling.
- Maintain a commitment to continued professional development as
required by the employer.
- Desire to learn, and ability to change and adapt.
- Be able to offer empathy without sympathy.
- Interested in and supportive of research.
- Able to respect and maintain privacy and dignity of all patients and