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Posting #:


Position name:

Clinical Dietitian

Position Type:

No Questions



Bargaining Unit:



Food Services





Rate of Pay:

$32.56 to $45.14 per hour



Posted Date:


Closing Date:


Position Summary:

  • The Clinical Dietitian is accountable and must meet specific goals and objectives to ensure that adequate and appropriate nutrition care is provided to patients and clients.
  • To assess, plan, co-ordinate, implement and monitor the nutrition care of patients and clients in a specified clinical area and ensure appropriate nutrition education.
  • To provide nutrition education to medical, professional and non-professional staff.
  • To actively participate in accredited dietetic internship program.
  • To participate in quality assurance programs and research initiatives of both the hospital and department. To maintain current standards of professional practice.
  • To prescribe/monitor nutrition support; i.e., enteral nutrition/total parenteral nutrition.


  • Assess, plan, coordinate, implement, and monitor the nutrition care of patients and clients in a specified clinical area in collaboration with physicians and stakeholders
  • Participate as a member of the health care team, as a consultant and advocate for nutritional care and support for all patients by attending multidisciplinary rounds and family conferences
  • Prescribe appropriate nutrition and nutrition support orders by assessing a patient's nutritional status/nutritional requirements including assessment of lab data, anthropometric data, diagnostic test results and assessing the patient's overall medical condition
  • Be responsible for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the patient's progress and adjusting the nutrition care plan as required in collaboration with the health care team and stakeholders
  • Document in the patient/client medical record all pertinent nutrition information and ensure information is recorded in departmental records

  • Develop nutrition care plan, counsel and educate patients/clients individually or in groups. Liaise with outside agencies/departments/organizations for appropriate nutritional monitoring upon discharge

  • Be responsible for the nutrition care of patients (referred or identified) by interviewing the patient/client, evaluating nutritional status, interpreting lab data, developing, implementing and evaluating the outcome of appropriate nutrition intervention

  • Identify patients requiring total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and/or enteral nutrition therapy by assessing and evaluating nutritional status

  • Collaborate with the Speech Language Pathologist to determine appropriate food consistencies to meet the required nutritional needs of dysphagic patients

  • Participate in the ongoing redevelopment of the hospital's product formulary by recommending best practice enteral/parenteral products and equipment.

  • Act as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team in designated clinics and medical services, communicating with physicians and other allied health professionals regarding patient care; discharge planning; patient transitioning to home/home care
  • Develop, review, and update educational material for patients/clients, family members, and stakeholders
  • Participate as an active member of the health care team in discharge planning for patients requiring Nutrition Support including liaison with outside agencies, Home Care Dietitian, and/or the receiving institution
  • Be responsible for orientation and training of new staff members in specified clinical areas including, but not limited to dietetic interns and diet technicians/food service supervisors
  • Contribute to and support departmental/hospital quality assurance program
  • Initiate, co-ordinate, and supervise clinical projects, studies, and research
  • Participation in the development/revision of QCH Nutritional Support policies and protocols
  • Participate in development and revision of disease specific patient care maps
  • Contribute to and support departmental/hospital operations
  • Participate as a member of intra or interdepartmental hospital committees
  • Participate on committees and activities of national and provincial professional associations
  • Acts as a co-ordinator, presenter, participant, or as a resource in nutrition related projects, seminars, or workshops for the hospital, public, and the community
  • Acts as a consultant to applicable stakeholders regarding patient management, therapeutic menu planning and product evaluation/selection.
  • Maintains professional practice standards and credentialing in the College of Dietitians of Ontario, departmental and hospital standards of care, and nutritional expertise in all related clinical areas
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of the latest research and nutrition related developments by integrating clinical best practice guidelines and evidence-based care and treatment in the nutritional care of patients/clients
  • Ensures that her/his practice is in accordance and complies with current legislation, the Standards of Practice of the Profession, requirements of the Jurisprudence Handbook for Dietitians in Ontario, requirements under the Regulated Health Professions Act, Scope of Practice, Controlled Acts, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and QCH Corporate and Departmental Policies and Procedures





  • Membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Strong background in hospital and departmental methods, policies, procedures, accreditation standards, quality assurance standards and nutrition care standards
  • In depth scientific knowledge in the area of nutrition science including nutrition support, research, and interpretation and assessment of complex medical and lab data.
  • Requires initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and imagination when developing teaching materials, utilizing different methods of instruction and counselling for patients/clients, other medical staff, and stakeholders
  • Requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and counselling skills to communicate effectively with physicians, professional/non-professional hospital staff, patients/clients and their families, and all other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision, have excellent time management, and is flexible to efficiently and effectively co-ordinate the activities of team member(s), clinical diet technicians/food service supervisors and dietetic interns and meet daily patient care load responsibilities
  • Requires the technological skills to operate office equipment/software such as but not limited to: personal computer, calculators, audio-visual equipment, nutritional software packages, databases, Meditech, CBORD, word-processing, presentation software, and the internet for research purposes.

Thank you for your interest in Queensway Carleton Hospital. We are committed to providing an environment which is respectful to all. If you have a disability which requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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