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Southbridge Care Homes REGISTERED DIETITIAN Part-Time, Contract - Southbridge Pinewood in Thunder Bay, Ontario

REGISTERED DIETITIAN Part-Time, 32 hours bi-weekly, Contract - Southbridge Pinewood

Candidates are invited to apply for the above position of Registered Dietitian for Southbridge Pinewood, 128 bed Long Term Care Home, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Dietitian provides nutritional care services for residents within legislative and budgetary parameters.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a member of the Clinical Team, the Dietitian consults with and advises the Dietary Manager and Director of Care concerning nutrition and hydration program needs. The Dietitian is responsible for nutritional assessment, nutritional care planning, implementation and follow-up for residents.

  • Completes nutritional assessments for each resident using RAI MDS 2.0 as required,

  • Determines an individualized resident’s diet and other nutritional interventions to meet his or her needs by involving the resident, family members and care team

  • Develops, implements and evaluates nutritional care plans that includes identification of nutritional concerns, goals and interventions for all residents

  • Maintains excellent communication with the Dietary Manager regarding the changing needs of the residents

  • Reviews the two seasonal menus for nutritional adequacy and provides approval in writing

  • Educates residents, family members, and team members regarding nutrition and hydration recommendations

  • Acts as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, acts as a representative for Extendicare, through participation in regional and professional activities as appropriate

  • Participates on interdisciplinary committees related to resident care, facility operation and Quality indicators as required

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Dietitian, eligible for membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario

  • Extensive knowledge of geriatric nutrition

  • 3-5 years experience in long-term care setting preferred

  • Proficiency with computer applications Microsoft Office and internet. Experience with RAI MDS 2.0 desirable, familiarity with software PointClickCare an asset

  • Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety practices, principles and legislation.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential

  • Customer-focused attitude, with demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective team relationships with staff and residents

    CLOSING DATE:

    February 28th,, 2022

    In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation needs must be provided in advance. To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.

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