Remote/Virtual Registered Dietitian – Temporary Full Time
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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 temporary full time, remote/virtual Registered Dietitian. The term of the temporary position is six months.
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
The Primary Care Network Offers a Competitive Salary and Benefit Package