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Registered Dietician

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted April 5, 2021.

The Celiac Disease Clinic is an ambulatory clinic of the Digestive Diseases Clinic, McMaster University Medical Center. This Celiac Disease Clinic is unique in Canada, providing care to adult patients from the greater Hamilton area and specialist consultations for Ontario patients referred from beyond the Hamilton area. The clinic focuses on a multidisciplinary assessment with the participation of gastroenterologists, GI fellows and dieticians and with access to other medical specialties to provide a more comprehensive understanding of celiac disease and its consequences for patient health. The Celiac Disease Clinic works closely with the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) and the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) to further educate patients and their families and it aims to become a hub for educational activities within the medical and lay communities. More information related to the Celiac Disease Clinic can be found at the website http://farncombe.mcmaster.ca/celiac-disease-clinic.

As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Dietitian has a key role in the treatment of celiac disease patients. The dietitian will be responsible for delivering in-depth education related to celiac disease, advising patients on compliance with a gluten free diet and providing clinical nutrition education to patients attending the Celiac Disease Clinic. The Dietitian will participate collaboratively as part of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute to conduct studies in celiac disease and assessment of gluten free diet compliance.

1- Current Registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario or eligibility for registration
2- Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Human Nutrition or Bachelor of Science and successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program in Nutrition (Masters preferred)
3- Membership of Dietitians of Canada required
4- Minimum 2 years (within the last 5 years) of Dietitian experience with excellent knowledge of celiac disease and adult teaching principles
5- Strong interest in research is required. Collaboration in previous research studies and publications is an asset
5- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of hospital personnel, patients and families
6- Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, self-directed and resourceful
7- Responsible for professional growth and skill development relevant to this specialized facet of nutrition
8- Individual counseling and group counseling experience preferred

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement