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About Wood Buffalo
The Wood Buffalo region is located in northeastern Alberta and is home to the Athabasca oil sands. The urban centre of Wood Buffalo is Fort McMurray (population 75,009 as of 2018). The Wood Buffalo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 44,807 square kilometres of land and is home to North America’s largest population of wild bison.
About The PCN
The Wood Buffalo PCN was established by Fort McMurray’s family physicians in 2006 to increase access to primary care for local residents.
Every family physician in Fort McMurray is a member of the Wood Buffalo PCN. The PCN maintains a Central Clinic team comprised of allied health professionals and administrative staff that help to support quality improvement efforts in local family practice clinics and deliver comprehensive chronic disease management and preventative care programs.
The Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network is currently seeking a permanent full time Registered Dietitian for its Central Multidisciplinary Clinic in Fort McMurray.
Working as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care
Identifying nutrition issues, assessing the nutritional status of patients, and providing education – specifically to patients with chronic disease (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease)
Developing care plans utilizing a patient-centered care approach while monitoring for effectiveness
Providing nutrition education, counseling, and follow-up as appropriate, either one-on-one or in group sessions
Accessing, understanding, and interpreting nutrition related lab data and medications as part of a comprehensive assessment
Completing written documentation in the electronic medical record, and to referring physicians
Collaboration with and referral to community resources as required for optimal care
Facilitation of group classes and presentations, both within the Central Clinic and offsite
Providing input and expertise for the continual evaluation and updating of nutrition programs
Recording appropriate metrics as identified by the program planner to evaluate the effectiveness of nutritional services
Current College of Dietitians of Alberta registration
Experience working with Microsoft office suite and WOLF/TELUS Solutions EMR system preferred
Experience in primary care practice setting and chronic disease management an asset
Class facilitation experience an asset
Certified Diabetes Educator designation an asset
Conditions of Employment
Security – proof of a clean criminal record is required
Completion of reference checks
Copy of current registration (submitted yearly)
Copy of current CPR (submitted yearly)
Must have own vehicle and valid drivers license
The Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to email@example.com This position will remain posted until filled.