Registered Dietitian

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Job Title:
Registered Dietitian
Job Category:
Allied Health Professionals (Dietitian, PT, OT, Social Work)
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
Date Posted:
May 8, 2024
Closing Date:
June 5, 2024
Work Location:
Glasgow Hall
Number of Positions:

Job Description

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional, and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.

We are searching for a Registered Dietitian to join our ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL team based in DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

• Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Life, travel, and other insurances
• Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
• RRSP program (5% employer matching) 
• Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
• Free onsite parking
• Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
• Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
• Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
• Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

• Assists in the development of menus in accordance with therapeutic nutrition guidelines
• Assesses resident’s nutritional status on admission and at least semi-annually; reviews monthly weights and follows up as required
• Addresses client’s individual dietary concerns
• Establishes and maintains personal nutritional needs of each client
• Completes texture modification assessments on referral
• Oversees and plans special nutrition needs for special diets, allergies and disease conditions
• Presents staff and client education sessions on nutrition and other related topics based on indicators and identified needs
• Communicates client nutrition care plans to clients/family/staff as appropriate
• Collects and enters appropriate data into database
• Documents clinical nutrition indicators monthly
• Administers the operating budget for dietary services, overseeing the preparation of purchase orders, verification and approval of invoices for payment

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

• Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
• Membership with professional association
• Excellent communication, computer, and organizational skills
• Experience in a long-term care setting is considered an asset
• Current First Aid & CPR and valid Food Handlers’ Certificate is required
• Ability to provide a clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check upon hire
• A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services and care

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, and Care at Home team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.   

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.