Registered Dietitian

Website Cleveland Clinic Canada

*CCHS Facility: *Cleveland Clinic Canada*Job Title:* Registered Dietitian*Reports to:* Lead of Nutrition*ABOUT CLEVELAND CLINIC*As a global, academic medical centre, Cleveland Clinic has provided world class patient care to people from around the world since 1921. Our ongoing commitment to innovation and research has led to many incredible medical firsts including the first coronary artery bypass. These extraordinary credentials along with our passion for our patients have generated global recognition and demand for our model of care. Cleveland Clinic Canada, the Canadian location of the Cleveland Clinic, opened in 2006 and has two locations in downtown and midtown Toronto.

Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians provides a variety of services to help our patients’ age well and move better. To learn more visit www.clevelandclinic.ca.*GENERAL SUMMARY*Cleveland Clinic Canada is seeking a registered dietitian with a background in clinical nutrition and outpatient counseling with advanced training in clinical areas, such as heart health, weight management, metabolic health, bone health, bowel health, cancer prevention and general healthy eating. This is a *casual position* to cover extra shifts and to be available for casual coverage for vacation and sick leave. The successful candidate will have a moderately flexible schedule to be able to accommodate leave requests for members of the nutrition department.This position will cover shifts in both our *Executive Health and Weight & Lifestyle Management Programs*.*KEY QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Current registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario or eligibility for registration* Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program in Nutrition.* Membership with Dietitians of Canada or obtain Professional Liability Insurance from other source* Demonstrated understanding of the role of nutrition in preventive medicine and obesity as a chronic condition.* Consistently follow an evidence-based model for providing nutrition care.* Demonstrated ability to translate evidence-based nutrition knowledge into meaningful recommendations for foods, meals, snacks and supplements for individual patients.* Demonstrated ability to improve patient outcomes.* Able to provide education and counselling related to current nutrition issues and trends (including supplementation, alternative medicine and popular diets).* Possess research skills, and be able to interpret and apply new findings in clinical nutrition and optimal behaviour and maintenance of health.* Be self-directed and independent, but also work well in an interdisciplinary team setting.* Demonstrate a high degree of competency with computers, including the ability to use an Electronic Medical Record reporting system (training will be provided).* Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with patients and colleagues that augment positive patient outcomes.* Must be passionate about healthcare and committed to our mandate of putting “Patients First”.* Excellent communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision making skills.*REQUIED EXPERIENCE: Experience in an outpatient clinic, private practice, family health team, or other counseling setting is an asset.* Experience working in a weight management clinic.* Uses cognitive behavioural approaches and motivational interviewing to impact change.*PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:For Executive Health Program Provide direct outpatient care for an assigned patient population.* Perform nutrition care process including assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation.* Able to work in a fast-paced, patients first environment, and to organize, prioritize and problem-solve effectively.* Use nutrition diagnosis to describe nutrition problems so that they are clear to the patient and each member of the patient’s interdisciplinary team.* Able to identify and perform brief interventions that improve patients’ nutrition and health outcomes.* Provide leadership and direction related to nutrition care with interdisciplinary team members including physicians, nurses, psychologists, exercise physiologists, students, dietetic interns and other allied health professionals.* Assist with the creation and revision of educational material related to patient care.* Actively contribute to department and corporate initiatives, including committees and projects.* Participate in targeted professional growth activities and continuous personal development.* Utilize clinical software applications to facilitate care.*For Weight and Lifestyle Management Program Coach/support Weight & Lifestyle Management patients on regular basis.* Use cognitive behavioural approaches in your coaching* Create and revise patient care plans* Liaise with the program Physician, Exercise Physiologist and Psychotherapist to ensure optimal patient care.* Have knowledge of the Obesity Canada Pillars of Obesity Treatment.

Including being familiar with medications used to treat obesity.*CCHS ORGANIZATION-WIDE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS:*All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organization-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position.*Customer Service Orientation* includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.*Adaptability* includes teamwork, flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities, adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.*Efficiency and Effectiveness *includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.*Essential Job Requirements* includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, as well as maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.*Managerial Responsibilities* includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.Job Type: CasualBenefits:* Flexible scheduleSchedule:* 8 hour shiftExperience:* Registered Dietitian: 3 years (preferred)Work Location: In person

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