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The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) is committed to reducing cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of cancer services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates five regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Abbotsford, with a sixth centre scheduled to open in Prince George in 2012. The BC Cancer Agency’s Research Centre conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer.
Join us at the newest BC Cancer Agency Centre which is one of the world's renowned cancer organizations as we work to improve access to services and enhance the continuum of cancer care inNorthern BC. The Centre will be located adjacent to the region’s largest general hospital, the University Hospital of Northern BC. The Centre for the North will begin treating patients in late 2012.
Prince Georgehas a population of approximately 75,000. We are BC's northern capital with picturesque wilderness close at hand, offering a true outdoor person's paradise - plus year-round entertainment options, from symphony concerts and theatre to family fun activities.
A great place to live! Prince Georgeoffers affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs (thanks to quick commutes), and has one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province.
Getting to and from Prince George is easy. The city is located at the junction of two major highways which act as a gateway toNorthern BC. The Prince George International Airpor toffers direct flights toVancouver and other destinations daily.
The new, 5,000-square-metre (54,000-square-foot) Centre for the North will include two linear accelerators, which are used in the delivery of radiation therapy; one computerized-tomography (CT) simulator; a chemotherapy treatment unit; a pharmacy; general outpatient clinics; professional staff offices; and a parkade
Under the general supervision and clinical direction of the Chief/Clinical Coordinator, performs clinical, education, community development and research activities in keeping with the evidence-based practice of Oncology Nutrition. Duties include assessing, monitoring and documenting nutrition needs of cancer patients; providing nutritional consultation to patients and their families; participating in community educational programs; and participating in the development and implementation of nutrition research projects.
Example of Duties
Assesses the patient's nutritional status and factors affecting food intake; develops initial nutrition care plan and follow-up intervention; and provides nutrition counselling to patients and/or family. Utilises and incorporates clinical tools, such as assessment and screening tools, according to program standards.
Documents care plan and follow-ups in patient's medical record to meet program standards.
Provides consultation to other members of the health care team on matters relating to the nutritional care of patients.
Implements and reviews therapeutic diet orders in hospital unit, calculates therapeutic diets, and provides guidance to Diet Technician as required.
Maintains workload measurement statistics.
Participates in the development, implementation and communication of oncology nutrition practice standards and clinical practice guidelines.
Education, Training & Experience
Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, or equivalent, from an approved University supplemented by a dietetic internship in an accredited hospital.
One (1) year of experience in clinical dietetics, with oncology experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Agency.
Current membership in the College of Dietitians of BC
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and the public.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-disciplinary team with centre staff, patients, the public and external health professionals.
Demonstrated physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
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