Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Calling all Canadian Dietitians!

I need your help!

My office, the Bariatric Medical Institute needs a part time dietitian.

Our current part-timer Candace is getting tired of working two jobs and because she's really enjoyed working with us she was kind enough to give us "unlimited" notice and while selfishly I'd love to make that about two years, I don't think that'd be particularly fair.

If you're a dietitian in Canada and you or someone you know might want to work with us, please pop me an email and pass this post along far and wide!

Right now we're only looking for 6 hours/week to start but given our plans for the near future, we suspect that number will grow by the New Year and certainly has the long term potential to morph into a full time job.

As far as job description goes, here's the ad we took out when we found Candace:

The Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, a multi-disciplinary holistic weight management office that includes medical doctors, personal trainers, registered dietitians and a clinical psychologist is looking for a part-time dietitian to join our professional and unique team.

We are looking for someone who loves working with people, is great at multi-tasking, is a team player, thrives off of challenge and responsibility and wants to utilize his or her skills in making a dramatic positive difference in people’s lives. Our office is incredibly unique in that enrollment in our program provides patients with unlimited access to dietetic counseling and therefore you’ll have all the time in the world to actually steer people towards healthier lifestyles.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team members
  • Positive and non-restrictive approach to weight management
  • One-on-one counseling sessions to motivate and help patients live the healthiest they can.
  • Perform group discussions for general nutrition
  • Design individualized nutrition plans based on each individuals’ unique lifestyles, metabolic rates and dietary likes and dislikes.

  • The skills you’ll need:

  • Exceptionally strong motivational counseling skills
  • Must have excellent listening skills, empathetic and sensitive to patient’s needs. We do not ever utilize negative reinforcement in our counseling.
  • Able to adapt nutrition advice to recent scientific research with thoughtful critical appraisal
  • Must be innovative and give patients realistic and helpful nutrition advice
  • Comfortable giving presentations
  • Possess sound professional judgment, initiative and enthusiasm
  • Good time management skills and ability to organize
  • Good computer skills

  • The requirements we’re looking for:

  • B.Sc in Nutrition
  • Completed dietetic internship
  • Member of governing provincial dietetic body and in good standing

    Working with us you will have access to a full gym facility as well as shower and change rooms. Physical activity and healthy living are the primary focus of our work and therefore we view your active lifestyle as a great asset.

    You will be starting with a fixed number of part time hours and our offered hourly wage is highly competitive. More importantly, the position has ample room for growth into a future full time position.

    We look forward to meeting with you.