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Registered Dietician

Department: Health Services Effective Date: July, 2011
Grade:

USG 10

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Supervisor, Health Services

General Accountability

The Registered Dietitian works both independently and within the Health Services team consisting of physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, psychologists, counsellors, Manager of Health Promotion, Health Services Supervisor and Medical Director.

The Registered Dietitian provides nutrition services, including individual counselling, health promotion and educational programs, and consultation with other departments including Food Services and Athletics, as determined by the needs of the University of Waterloo community. The dietitian maintains a high ratio of clients with mental health diagnoses and co-morbidities and is an integral part of the clinical and mental health circle of care.

The dietitian is accountable to her/his student clients and is responsible for maintaining Health Services policies and standards. The dietitian is responsible for ensuring that her/his practice meets legislative requirements and Standards of Practice of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

Nature and Scope

Statistical Data

The dietitian will provide nutrition education programming and nutrition counselling for 27,000 UW students.

She/he will provide individual counselling for clients referred by physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses. She/he collaborates with and provides nutrition resources and inservice education as needed for Health Services’ clinical services staff of approximately 20.

Specific Accountabilities

Monitors and updates nutrition knowledge, counselling strategies and resource needs of Nutrition Nurses team.

Identifies and develops resources and teaching materials required for all aspects of nutrition program.

Provides consultation and leadership skills to motivate and guide students and student volunteers to interact effectively as part of Peer Health Education teams; advises the Mission Nutrition team on program content and delivery.

Assists Manager of Health Promotion with recruitment of student peer health volunteers, particularly the nutrition team, as well as team training.

Collaborates in planning and participates in delivery of nutrition and healthy lifestyle programming by Health Services for special events including Student Life 101, Frosh orientation and Dons orientation.

Working Conditions