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There is currently 1 job posting at the Arnprior & District Family Health Team.

Position: Registered Dietitian – one year maternity leave

 Reporting to: Executive Director & Lead Physician (for clinical responsibilities)

 Position Overview

The Arnprior & District Family Health Team (AFHT) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management and health promotion and disease prevention, to a rostered population of patients. The FHT utilizes an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals who work in a collaborative model of care.

The Registered Dietitian (RD) will play an integral role in the care of the patients of the

ADFHT. The role of the RD in the ADFHT requires a thorough knowledge of diet and nutrition in a primary care context and the ability to function effectively in a team environment with a group of interdisciplinary health professionals and administrative staff. The role also requires a high level of interpersonal skill to deal with a variety of patients and their families in a holistic compassionate fashion.

The dietitian will support patient care including healthy lifestyles, chronic disease, weight

management, gastrointestinal health, cancer care, reproductive and child health, and geriatric care. The dietitian will support the delivery of programs such as the Budget Bites Cooking classes, Healthy you, and Craving Change. The dietitian will also provide the interdisciplinary team with nutritional consultation, and education as required.

 Roles and Responsibilities

 Work collaboratively with other team members to manage the needs of patients of the ADFHT

  • Develop nutritional care plans and provide nutritional counseling for patients based on comprehensive nutritional needs assessments.
  • In consultation with primary care providers, prioritize nutrition care goals based upon risk and available resources to contribute to therapeutic and management plans with patients.


    • Monitor and follow up on nutritional treatment and care plans.
    • Promote behaviour change related to food choices, eating behaviour and preparation methods to optimize health.
  • Support clients to make positive, independent choices and decisions around diet and nutrition to maximize health.
  • Develop programs or workshops around community identified nutrition issues at times and locations appropriate for patients.
  • Document all patient care activities in the patient’s electronic chart.
  • Collaborate with family physicians to incorporate nutritional components in the management of chronic diseases such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and heart failure.
  • Participate as a clinical team member in the development and delivery of targeted programs including but not limited to chronic disease, mental health and addictions, low income, reproductive and child health and geriatrics.
  • Share results of assessment and intervention with referring physicians and other Team clinicians as requested within a specified timeframe.


    • Coordinate appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures as per RD scope of practice, and/or in consultation with family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.
  • Apply self-management and other strategies to support the development of an informed activated patient.
  • Develop, update and maintain education resources for patients and for providers.


  • Collection of data as required for statistical/reporting purposes
  • Provide timely and informative reports as directed and requested by the Executive Director and/or Physician Lead.
  • Comply with established personnel policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for operation.
  • Identify gaps and necessary modifications in services.
  • Attend relevant conferences, workshops and other in-service events as approved.


  • Participate in community meetings as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Physician Lead.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University degree in foods and nutrition, and completion of a dietetic internship
  • Current registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • Knowledge and experience in community health, public health sciences and chronic disease management.
  • Knowledge of client-centred philosophy, change management, basic principles and practices of community service delivery, short-term treatment options, chronic disease management models.
  • Knowledge of community resources connected to the provision of health promotion and illness prevention related services.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Work effectively, both independently and as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and group facilitation skills.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to socio-economic and cultural issues in nutrition.
  • Proficiency with current computer applications (Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience working in an electronic medical record system is an asset

At ADFHT our vision is to work together for a healthier community. An individual who enjoys working in a collaborative, patient-centered, and highly-motivated environment will thrive in this position. If this fits with your mandate, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward cover letter and curriculum vitae to: administration@arnpriorfht.ca

Posted January 8, 2018 – Deadline January 22, 2018

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.