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Clinical Site Lead - Clinical Nutrition

Requisition ID: 92161 

Position Number: 20051342

Posting End Date: July 3, 2020

City: Winnipeg

Site: Victoria General Hospital

Department / Unit: Clinical Nutrition - VGH 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 0.60 

Anticipated Shift: Days (Primary), Evenings, Weekends "On Call"

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


Salary is commensurate with education and qualifications.


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview
Under the general direction of the Regional Manager (or Designate), the incumbent is responsible for: Overseeing the daily clinical service delivery and environmental/operational issues in a designated service area to ensure optimum client care in a safe therapeutic environment. Providing guidance to clinical dietitians and support staff within the designated service area through leadership, mentoring, education, evaluation, and research. Contributing to the delivery of quality clinical nutrition services by examining, developing, refining and evaluating the body of knowledge and clinical practices and assisting in program planning and development. Completion of performance appraisals and recruitment, soliciting input where appropriate, as well as coordinating clinical work schedules, caseloads and service rotations. Monitoring and maintaining documents regarding staff performance, including attendance management and completed performance appraisals. Maintaining a clinical caseload involving clinical nutrition assessment, interventions and follow up within the established standards of care.
  • A minimum of three years recent, relevant clinical nutrition experience.
  • Experience in clinical nutrition program planning, development and evaluation required. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Victoria General Hospital has a mandate to provide service in French; preference will be given to bilingual (French/English) candidates.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Bachelor’s degree in human nutrition, dietetic or related area from an accredited Canadian university program or the approved equivalent if internationally educated required.
  • Graduate of a recognized dietetic internship program or planned experience, which has been accredited by the applicable certifying body.
  • Involvement in education and research required.
  • Completion of coursework and attendance at workshops or seminars in administration required.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Working knowledge of health care administration and systems, and implications for clinical nutrition.
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching and mentoring abilities in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and support change.
  • Knowledge of the regulations and scope of practice documents that guide the practice of Clinical Nutrition and relevant support workers.
  • Good organizational, problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to critically evaluate and apply relevant knowledge to practice.
  • Ability to function in a computerized environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure that the provision of clinical nutrition services meets the professional standards of practice.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction.
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building and role-modelling skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate continual improvements in the performance of professional services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in adult education preferred.
  • Good understanding of research processes.
  • Knowledge of financial report systems.


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 across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.