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Location: Calgary
Job Code: 24855
Status: PARTTIME

Date Posted: August 24, 2022

Make an Impact on Seniors' Health! 

Status: Part -Time/ Days

Position: Registered Dietitian

This position is for our Millrise Seniors Living facility in Calgary,  https://seniorsliving.sehc.com/millrise

Why join our team?

  • Develop yourself with SE.   We have education bursaries, Tuition Assistance Programs, continuing education, training, and professional development to support your life-long learning.  You'll benefit from our orientation, mentorship, and coaching programs. And our leadership team will support you to practice to full scope, to integrate the most current evidence into your practice, and are fully available to you 24x7 to support you in delivering the best possible care to your patients. We have on-site day care also available via a private provider.
  • Empowerment.  At our facility, our nurses are provided with a full degree of autonomy of practice, provide clinical leadership to our multi-disciplinary team every day, and are supported with leading-edge training related to Palliative and aging.
  • Grow your career.    SE health is a large national organization with diverse healthcare business lines. You’ll have an opportunity – and will be supported – to do different types of roles in different locations if that is what you’re interested in. Or you can pivot to supporting or leadership positions where you can use your nursing skills to contribute and make an impact in different ways.
  • Innovative. At SE we are always looking for new innovative ways to improve. You’ll be encouraged and supported to identify and make improvements to the way we do our work. As a social enterprise we support research into Senior’s Health and Aging. You’ll have the ability to be part of this research firsthand, to learn from it, and will be supported to integrate that research into your practice.  
  • Competitive compensation    . Our Total Rewards package includes a competitive salary, group benefits, RRSP pension, recognition of previous experience and exclusive perks/discounts available only to SE Health staff.

 

Position Summary

As a key member of the SE Health clinical team at Millrise Seniors Living, Calgary, the Registered Dietitian will work with resident to increase their health and wellness.  The suitable therapist will be able to work well independently and, within an interprofessional team focused on customer service focused, and have great people skills. Your passion is to use your caregiver knowledge, skill and judgment to provide integrated and holistic rehabilitation care to meet the physical, safety, emotional and spiritual needs of people of all ages and care needs.

Reporting to the Wellness Manager, the Dietitian provides high quality nutrition support to Long Term Care residents. The Dietitian is primarily responsible for nutrition and dysphagia assessments, and development and maintenance of a nutrition care plan for residents, considering the resident’s needs and values while using the best evidence available to make decisions. The Clinical Dietitian advocates for residents to ensure they receive optimal nutrition and hydration care by providing education to residents, families and staff as needed while participating or initiating nutrition focused quality improvement/assurance activities.

Responsibilities

  • Completes nutrition and/or dysphagia assessments of residents or clients as required
  • Communicates changes in nutrition goals, diets and treatment to appropriate decision with interdisciplinary care partner team
  • Contributes to the collaborative process by participating in the admission/discharge process and care conferences
  • Identifies, adopts and provides input into best practice standards for nutritional care
  • Advocates for residents to ensure they receive optimal nutrition and hydration care by initiating and participating in quality improvement activities
  • Provides individual and group nutrition education and in-services to staff and residents as required

Requirements

  • Completion of Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Foods and Nutrition
  • Current registration with College of Dietitians of Alberta (CDA)
  • Completion of an internship program or practicum training program accredited by the Dietitians of Canada
  • Health related work experience, primarily in the long-term care field Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel)
  • Sound clinical nutrition knowledge and skills in areas relevant to eldercare
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Adept at written and oral communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exhibit an open and sincere approach by demonstrating respect and compassion for everyone equally
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility by changing routine to accommodate resident needs
  • High degree of independence, flexibility and commitment
  • Working knowledge of provincial legislative documents for complex care/long term care.

Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose.

SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at HumanResources@sehc.com  at your earliest convenience.

Please send resume to adetolaadigun@sehc.com

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