In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Coordinator and working within a multi-disciplinary team, the Dietitian-Renal Unit provides a broad spectrum of nutrition services to clients of the Renal Program; applies extensive knowledge, skill and clinical experience to assess, plan,
implement and evaluate nutritional goals and care plans; utilizes advanced clinical techniques such as urea kinetic modeling as well as knowledge of renal failure treatment modalities, prescription and regime to enhance assessment and care plans; participates in the development of nutritional practice guidelines and procedures for the hospital and provincial renal programs; and initiates practice-based research projects in collaboration with the health care team.
Education, Training And Experience
Baccalaureate degree in nutrition and dietetics. Graduate of an accredited Dietetic Internship Program or an equivalent acceptable to the facility. Registration with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. Eligible for membership with the Dietitians of Canada (DC). Two (2) years recent, related experience in clinical dietetics including one (1) year recent experience in renal nutrition.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to assess clients with multi-system nutritional problems
Demonstrated knowledge of renal failure nutrition management and principles of education
Demonstrated knowledge/experience with managing patients on IDPN
Ability to organize work and set priorities
Ability to exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to operate related equipment, including computer and software.
Ability to counsel and teach clients with chronic disease, from varied educational and social backgrounds.
Ability to develop practice guidelines within a program.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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