Remote/Virtual Registered Dietitian – Temporary Full Time

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.

Position Summary

The Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network is currently seeking a temporary full time, remote/virtual Registered Dietitian. The term of the temporary position is six months.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Working remotely 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
  • 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
  • Certified Diabetes Educator designation an asset
Conditions of Employment
  • Proof of a clean criminal record is required
  • Completion of reference checks
  • Copy of current registration (submitted yearly)
  • Private location to conduct virtual patient appointments
  • High quality internet connection and phone access
To Apply

The Primary Care Network Offers a Competitive Salary and Benefit Package

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to

This position will remain posted until filled.