REGISTERED DIETITIAN - DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM - CHRONIC DISEASE PROGRAM

Permanent Full time: 35 hours / week (Unionized Posiion)

Black Creek Community Health Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides health care services and works with people to create safe and healthy communities.  We are currently seeking one Registered Dietitian to join the Diabetes Education Program. 

JOB SUMMARY: 

Working closely with the Diabetes Education team and members of the Centre’s inter-professional health care team, the Registered Dietitian supports clients in the management of their diabetes.  This will include group education sessions and individual counseling to adults with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The Registered Dietitian is also responsible for supporting the implementation, growth and evaluation of the Diabetes Education Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct thorough nutritional assessment of clients with diabetes, taking into consideration cultural background and the social determinants of health
  • Develop client-focused health maintenance plans related to diabetes
  • Provide Diabetes Education to clients through individual counseling and group diabetes education classes
  • Regular monitoring of clients within scope of practice
  • Advocate on behalf of the individual and systemic issues as they arise
  • Use a variety of teaching methods and principles of education to assist clients to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage their diabetes
  • Ensure continuity of care by maintaining up to-date medical records, communication with the client’s primary care provider and other service providers
  • Engage in health promotion activities on and off site in collaboration with other service providers
  • Participate in program planning, evaluation, and resource development
  • Participate in chart reviews and case conferences, and refer to other service providers where appropriate
  • Act as a diabetes resource to staff members and community partners
  • Contribute to policy development in relation to health care service delivery and/or professional practice

QUALIFICATIONS;

  • University degree in food and nutrition from a recognized university
  • Certificate of registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Completion of an accredited Dietitian Internship
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within a Diabetes Education Program or related position
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation is required
  • Experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in group facilitation and motivational interviewing and knowledge of client self-management and behaviour change strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interprofessional team environment
  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sensitivity and awareness of cultural, racial, economic and socially diverse communities
  • Commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care and resources
  • Experience in the use of computers and various software and EMR applications (e.g., Nightingale on Demand, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Proficiency in a second language an asset
  • Ability to work evening shift and work from multiple locations due to needs of the community

 

Reports to: Director of Primary Health Care

To be considered for employment at BCCHC, candidates must be willing to undergo a police clearance/VSS and provide both references and documentation of their credentials.

Deadline for applications: Friday April 12, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

Please send application to hr1@bcchc.com


‘‘Black Creek Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally protected grounds will be considered.”

Accommodations will be provided for candidates with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. Please contact HR: hr1@bcchc.com if you require any form of accommodation.

Please note that only selected applicants shall be contacted.

Thank you for applying.


 PHYSICIAN

Black Creek CHC is a community-based primary care organization that is committed to addressing the social determinants of health in a client-centered, equity driven manner.

JOB SUMMARY: 

We are seeking a physician for 0.6 FTE (21 hours/week) temporary, 1-year contract position, starting June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020.

The Physician will work within an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive primary health care to the clients of BCCHC through assessment, prevention, education, and therapeutic support services consistent with the standards of care outlined by the College of Physicians. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Client Care  

• Ensure that standards of client care are maintained according to accepted College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario standards and policies of BCCHC and the Regulated Health Professions Act  

• Diagnose and treat acute and/or chronic conditions, incorporating health education as appropriate  

• Utilize a health promotion approach, addressing determinants of health  

• Make internal and external referrals as appropriate  

• Participate in case conferences with other providers to ensure coordination of services to the client  

• Perform telephone consultation when necessary, which may include assessment and advice  

• Provide home visits when appropriate or needed

• Participate in community projects or agency activities as a representative of the Health Centre as needed  

• Participate in the development of and give support to policies and strategies that are aligned with BCCHC’s strategic plan

• Incorporate health care advances into practice and adapt practice to the changing demographics and evolving needs of the community

Organizational Responsibilities  

• Maintain complete and accurate records sufficient for timely communication with other professionals  

• Ensure timely completion of statistical and EMR information, maintaining relevant computer competency  

• Participate in all relevant BCCHC programs, activities, meetings, professional associations, and workshops as required  

• Participate in the development of clinical policies and procedures as required  

• Participate in planning and evaluation of clinical programs and activities  

• Ensure client safety and works from a quality improvement perspective  

• Perform other related duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Skills and Proficiencies:  

• Experience in primary health care and proficiency in conducting the duties of a primary health care physician  

• Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of newcomer health, community-based health care, health promotion, harm reduction and community development  

• Ability to deal effectively with people experiencing crisis, mental health challenges and/or diverse cultural interpretations of health 

• Proficiency in the use of EMR/EHR, computer technology and various software applications; experience with Nigntingale on Demand  or Practice  Solutions is an asset  

• Excellent communication (oral and written), diplomatic and interpersonal skills  

• Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment  

• Training in Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) an asset

• Ability to speak a second language common to the population served (Spanish, French) is an asset

Qualifications:

 • Doctor of Medicine degree from a recognized academic institution

• Current registration and member in good standing with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

• License to practice medicine in the Province of Ontario (therefore must be a member of Ontario Medical Association)

• Membership and Certification in the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP)  

• Current liability insurance through Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)  

• Minimum five (5) years of experience post-medical license

• Demonstrated understanding of and experience with quality improvement in the clinical setting

 

Reports to: Director, Primary Health Care

To be considered for employment at BCCHC, candidates must be willing to undergo a police clearance/VSS and provide both references and documentation of their credentials.

Deadline for applications: Monday March 18, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

Please send application to: hr1@bcchc.com


‘‘Black Creek Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally protected grounds will be considered.”

Accommodations will be provided for candidates with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Please note that only selected applicants would be contacted.

Thank you for applying.