Thursday, June 16, 2011

RDs! Want to work with us? FT job opening.

I'm sad to report that our wonderful dietitian Shawna, after nearly 7 years, has decided it's time for her to move on to new challenges. She's moving to the eating disorder unit over at our local children's hospital and I'm sure she'll be a huge asset to their team.

What that means here of course, is that we're now on the hunt for a full-time RD to join our Ottawa office.

Job description below. If you're interested, please drop me a line. Email address is yonifreedhoff(at)

If you're not interested, but know someone who might be, please send this their way.


The Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, a multi-disciplinary, holistic, nutrition and weight management centre that includes medical doctors, personal trainers, registered dietitians and a clinical psychologist is looking for a full-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 enrolment 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 counselling sessions to motivate and help patients live the healthiest lives they can enjoy (not the healthiest lives they can tolerate - we're not about under-eating and/or over-exercising).
• Perform group discussions for general nutrition
• Design individualized nutrition plans based on each individuals’ unique lifestyles, measured resting energy expenditures, and dietary likes and dislikes.

The skills you’ll need:

• Exceptionally strong motivational counselling skills
• Must have excellent listening skills, empathetic and sensitive to patient’s needs. We do not ever utilize negative reinforcement in our counselling.
• 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 internship
• Member of governing provincial body and in good standing
• Member of Dietitians of Canada 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.

Salary will be competitive, medical and dental benefits after 3 months, and we're looking to hire sooner, rather than later, so if you're interested, pop that resume and cover letter into your outbox today!