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Dietitian - Primary Health Care (Designated)

Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health


Truro, NS | Canada

Job description

​Req ID: 174459
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Type of Employment: Permanent   Hourly FT (100%FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
  Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 18-Mar-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Please Note: This is a designated position. The successful candidate must be from the following designated groups in order to be considered and must self-identify as Indigenous or African Nova Scotian and/or People of Colour , Persons with Disabilities,  2SLGBTQIA+,   Immigrants/Newcomers.



The Clinical Dietitian is an integral member of the interdisciplinary health professional team and is responsible for the nutrition care, disease management and education of patients. The Dietitian initiates a cost-effective nutrition therapy comprised of patient assessment, the development and implementation of a patient-centered, goal-focused care plan, with ongoing evaluation. Nutrition care plans are outcome-focused, incorporate evidence based best practice, are formulated to optimize both clinical and fiscal outcomes, and emphasize health promotion and disease prevention. The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for the continuum of care of patients with effective, evidence-based strategies to self-manage disease thereby decreasing the risk associated complications and hospital admissions. As part of patient care, the Clinical Dietitian is responsible for educating patients/caregivers about their overall disease and especially how it relates to nutritional management. The Clinical Dietitian is part of and promotes a health care team approach to patient care.

The Dietitian will provide health assessment, interventions and appropriate follow up in accordance with acts, regulations, policies, standards, guidelines, mission and objectives of the Registered Dietitians of Canada, the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, the Department of Health and Wellness - Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Health Authority



Travel will be required with this position.
The position will help address and build capacity to support our response to the Mass Casualty Commission's final report recommendations, relevant to Primary Health Care.


About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

Please ensure that your resume is up-to-date and includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications.


Compensation and Incentives

$32.95 - $43.42 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.



Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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