De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre is a non-profit organization committed to improving the wellness of the Indigenous community through holistic, culturally appropriate healthcare programs and services. Some services offered include primary health care, traditional healing, mental health support, outreach, and health promotion. The Diabetes Education Program provides clinical care and education to patients living with diabetes and those at risk. The Registered Dietitian will provide evidence-based, client-centered guidance on the dietary aspects of diabetes management in both individual and group settings.
- Provide one-on-one counseling to patients living with diabetes
- Develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition care plans for patients with diabetes
- Develop, implement, and evaluate in house weight management program.
- Facilitate group education sessions on healthy eating and diabetes management
- Ensure continuity of care by maintaining up-to-date medical records, monitoring clients on a regular basis and communicating with other members of the team as required
- Develop educational resources as needed
- Perform administrative tasks such as complete statistics daily through the EMR and spreadsheet, as well as monthly program report submission ; as well as contribute to the program’s quarterly report
- Participate in team meetings and network-wide meetings
- Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Diabetes Management Program
- Be able to adapt diet for therapeutic management of health conditions.
- Be able to have an approach that is culturally sensitive and evidence based.
Statement of Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship program
- Registered member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of
- Thorough knowledge and proficiency in diabetes care; Certified Diabetes
Educator (CDE) status an asset
- One (1) to five (5) years’ experience in diabetes care or related field
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
- Experience and familiarity working with Indigenous clients.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Experience and demonstrated ability to apply current Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines and provide evidenced based diabetes management
- Must have experience working under a medical directive
- Experience working with patients/clients with complex care health portfolios
- Experience with and sensitivity to barriers that impact clients and communities accessing the centre.
- Experience with program development and implementation related to health promotion and illness prevention initiatives;
- Previous experience performing administrative functions;
- Excellent planning, development, implementation, and evaluation skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a member of an inter-disciplinary team
- Experience with weight management is an asset.
- Should be efficient in motivational interviewing techniques.
Knowledge/ Abilities/ Personal Suitability:
- Thorough knowledge of community-based health care;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff to ensure an effective and efficient working environment;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment;
- Demonstrated competence in consensus decision-making and conflict resolution;
- Highly motivated with well-developed organizational skills, and basic computer skills;
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary health service team;
- Demonstrated ability in working with Indigenous people, communities, and organizations;
- Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous traditional ways;
- Indigenous descent preferred;
- Ability to travel between the Hamilton and Brantford sites; a valid Class “G” driver’s license is required or access to a reliable vehicle.
- Must provide proof of full Covid 19 vaccination or request medical/religious/creed exemption prior to start date.