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Chronic Disease Education Dietitian - Repost

Requisition ID: 338288 

Competition #: AH-23-074

Position Control #: 811-715101015R308-01

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Gladstone

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Gladstone Health Centre

Department / Unit: Primary Care/My Health Team 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MGEU Prof Tech

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: July 10, 2023 - September 29, 2024
Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 0.4

Anticipated Shift: Days/Evenings/Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25

Wage Rate: As per MGEU Prof Tech Collective Agreement


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Position Summary:
The Chronic Disease Education Dietitian is an integral member of the Primary Care team, working collaboratively with team members to plan, deliver and continuously improve client-centered primary care services. The incumbent promotes strategies and provides services that focus on optimal health, prevention of disease and promotion of health with individuals, families, groups and communities. This includes strategies related to chronic disease self-management and the health behavior change model. The Chronic Disease Education Dietitian applies nutrition and dietetic theory, key knowledge and critical thinking skills to strive to improve the health of clients.

The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.


• Bachelor degree with major in Nutrition Sciences, Human Ecology or equivalent
• Current registration with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba
• Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification required within two (2) years of employment
• Current Food Handler Training Certificate Level 1 or equivalent Food Sanitation course within 6 months of employment
• Membership with Dietitians of Canada recommended
• Membership with Diabetes Canada - Professional Membership recommended
• Knowledge of primary care within a primary health care context and working within a health care team
• Knowledge of behavior change counselling and client focused approaches and strategies
• Knowledge of motivational interviewing techniques
• Knowledge of cultural diversity and health determinants
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Registered Dietitian in the area of community nutrition, chronic disease education, health promotion or primary care
• Demonstrated ability to function effectively within a collaborative health care team
• Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required
• Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions
• Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
• Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
• Good work and attendance record


Conditions of Employment:
• Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate
• All Health Care workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy.
• Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00


This term may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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