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									           Taddle Creek
                     Family Health Team
790 Bay Street, Ste 306, Toronto, ON M5G 1N8
    Phone: (416) 260-1315 Fax: (416) 260-9228

                 Job Description – Dietitian, Diabetes Education Program (DEP)

                 Position Summary
                 Taddle Creek Diabetes Education Program (TC DEP) is a part of Taddle Creek Family Health
                 Team and is funded by the Ministry of Health. TC DEP serves both family health team patients
                 and the community. Our goal is to provide people living with diabetes, or at risk of developing
                 diabetes and their families, the knowledge and skills needed to self-manage.

                 As a member of the TC DEP the Registered Dietitian (RD) provides clinical care and education
                 to people living with and at risk of developing diabetes and their families. The RD participates in
                 the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the diabetes education program.

                 The RD has a sound knowledge base regarding the prevention, care and management of
                 diabetes and practices within an interdisciplinary model. The RD utilizes self-management
                 principles and practices patient-centered care. The RD acts as an expert in the areas of medical
                 nutrition therapy and lifestyle changes for the management and prevention of diabetes. The RD
                 is responsible for providing individual counseling and facilitating group education classes. It is
                 important that the RD works collaboratively with the TC DEP, as well as with patients and their

                 All performance and conduct of duties shall be carried out in accordance with TC FHT
                 policies/procedures, professional practice standards and required legislation (e.g. CDO,
                 Regulated Health Professions Act).

                 Roles and Responsibilities

                 Patient Care
                     Practices in accordance with a patient self-management model to assist people living with
                      diabetes to achieve their optimum level of health and quality of life.
                     Partners with patients and their families to enable them to design and manage their own
                      individualized diabetes protocols/plans (e.g. establishes goals with patients)
                     Collaborates directly with DEP clinicians to form comprehensive care plans with the patient.
                     Maintains open communication and works closely with FHT and community PCP on patient
                      care issues.
                     Provides clinical guidance on nutrition, healthy eating, weight management, physical activity,
                      blood glucose monitoring, medications and pattern management.
                     Develops care plans and monitors the effectiveness of dietary changes
                     Recommends and adapts teaching to the patient’s identified nutritional needs, revising
                      treatment protocols as required
                     Provides telephone/email advice to patients or family members with diabetes and other
                      nutritional needs
                     Accurately and professionally completes documentation in a timely manor using the DEP
                      Custom Form in EMR.
                     Recommends appropriate follow up and provides community resources for patients to

                 Approved: Jan 8-08 TC FHT Executive
Taddle Creek Family Health Team                   Job Description – Dietitian, Diabetes Education

Education/Group Counseling
   Plans, implements and evaluates patient and clinician group education.
   Facilitates various group education classes for patients and clinicians.
   Prepares written diabetes educational articles (for DEP newsletter, website etc)
   Mentors dietetic interns, students and other health care providers.

 Develops community partnerships to provide diabetes education to high risk populations.
 Adapt educational material to meet the needs of the community ie. Language, literacy levels.
Maintain own academic qualifications and participate in self-directed learning to ensure
his/her practice remains relevant (by attending professional conferences, e-learning and
journal reviews).

Skills, Knowledge Requirements

   Excellent oral / written skills
   Strong clinical skills
   Flexible and able to adapt to a constantly changing environment
   Autonomous and able to function with minimal supervision
   Ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team
   Ability to work in an inter-professional team environment
   Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment
   High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Equipment/Computer Skills
   Familiarity with a Mac operating system environment an asset
   Computer, printer, scanner, fax, photocopier, telephone, AV equipment (video projection),
    and a variety of teaching aids
Language Skills
 Proficiency in English language required
 Ability to communicate in another language an asses
Proven dependable attendance and performance record

Education and Specific Job Requirements

   Baccalaureate of Science in Nutrition or equivalent required
   Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario required
   Membership with Dietitians of Canada Association, preferred
   Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) with the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board
    (CDECB) required (or willingness to obtain)
   Excellent assessment, planning and organizational skills
   Demonstrated proficiency in adult education and teaching
   Demonstrated proficiency in diabetes nutritional assessment, management and education
   Participates in the Quality Assurance Program of the College of Dietitians of Ontario

Relevant Experience

   Minimum 2 years of clinical experience as a Dietitian, preferably in community-based health

Updated by DEP Coordinator                      -2-                                     March 6, 2014
Taddle Creek Family Health Team                  Job Description – Dietitian, Diabetes Education

   Experience in the area of chronic disease self-management and prevention
   Experience mentoring dietetic interns/ other health care providers

Reporting Structure
The Diabetes Dietitian reports to the DEP Coordinator for day-to-day operations of the DEP. The
FHT Executive Director and Diabetes lead physician will provide professional guidance and
support as needed.

Job Specification

Position at 790 Bay Street, Suite 508, Toronto, Ontario, services provided to multiple TC FHT
offices and to patients outside of TC FHT offices.

Hours of Work
Hours of work 32 hours per week or 4 days.
Flexible work hours including evenings will be required.

TC FHT is an Affirmative Action Employer and has an Affirmative Action Policy. Designated
groups are; minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal peoples*. TC FHT welcomes
applicants from these groups. Persons in these groups must self-identify in order to
participate in our program. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

*Note: Women are not a designated group as TC FHT/FHO has a high % of women,
however, if the balance was to change this group may be added.

Salary $45,147 -49,775

To apply, email your resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications to
Quote “Diabetes Dietitian” in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Updated by DEP Coordinator                     -3-                                   March 6, 2014

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