Registered Dietitian

Position

Registered Dietitian

Location

Calgary

Status

Casual - temporary, 6-months (0.4 FTE)

Work Hours

52 to 67 hours per 4 weeks

Start Date

Until suitable candidate is found

Description

Under the supervision of Director of Care, the Registered Dietitian will be responsible for providing professional advice to senior management team to manage nutrition for health promotion for seniors within the organization, and providing clinical dietetic services to our clients.

 

THE ROLE

Key Accountabilities

  • Demonstrate, promote and advocate the Wing Kei vision, mission and core values
  • Develop and oversee nutritional assessments, including initial assessment, MDS quarterly assessment and reassessment related to condition change for all Wing Kei clients within the time frame specified by Wing Kei
  • Identify and assess nutrition needs for clients to maintain the nutritional status consistent with the health goals; maintain up-to-date nutritional status records of clients
  • Conduct and oversee follow-up nutritional assessment within a time frame appropriate to care plans
  • Evaluate and monitor clients’ eating ability and rehabilitation potential as related to the maintenance of adequate nutrition and make appropriate referral to members of the Health Care Team
  • Conduct unit visitation on regular basis to monitor and evaluate the nutritional status of residents including their satisfactions with food selection, preparation, service, and the overall dining experience
  • Provide consultation in menu and recipes planning
  • Effectively plan and provide training and consultation in the dietary related areas
  • Participate in management of quality dietary services and food and nutrition policy management, including providing support to relevant committees and meetings; sets standards for dietary services including development and monitoring of policies and procedures as well as quality assurance and quality improvement programs
  • Ensures compliance with relevant government legislations and policies and Ministry standards and consistent application of quality assurance programs

 

THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL SUCCEED

  • Is aligned with Wing Kei’s vision and mission to continue to deliver excellence in seniors care
  • Active registration with the College of Dietitians of Alberta as a registered dietitian; current membership with Dietitians of Canada is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in nutrition in healthcare or long term care setting
  • Experience in quality assurance, planning and research to enhance resident care and improve the cost effectiveness of dietary service required
  • Is dependable, self-motivated, and flexible with work schedule
  • Effective Communication skills including writing and speaking; ability to communicate in Cantonese or Mandarin with the residents is  an asset
  • Customer service-orientated and ability to relate well to individuals; works well with interdisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge or Experience working with traditional Chinese dishes, basic understanding of food service operation and the ability to plan menu using traditional Chinese dishes is an asset

 

 

Benefits:

This is a benefit non-eligible position

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume by E-Mail to:

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Benefits:

This is a benefit non-eligible position

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume by E-Mail to:

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We are an equity employer and encourage applications from all genders, persons with disabilities and visible minorities who may contribute to the wellbeing of our residents.

All new employees must complete a Criminal Records Check in accordance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act. In compliance with Alberta Health’s Infection Control standards, all new employees are required to provide a copy of their Tuberculosis or Chest X-Ray paperwork and a proof of positive immunity of MMR within 30 days of their date of hire.

Thank you for your interest in working at Wing Kei. Unless you are contacted for an interview, you will receive no further acknowledgment of your application.