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Apply Now Job ID 1400270 Date posted 06/04/2020
Community :NELSON
Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a Professional Practice Leader to lead the Clinical Dietitian Services within the Kootenay Boundary Region of Interior Health (IH).

Encompassing a team of 10 clinical dietitians spread across the Kootenay Boundary, this portfolio oversees the distinct dietetic community programs of chronic disease management, diabetes education, renal and eating disorders in addition to acute and long term care Dietitian Services.

Reporting to the Manager of Allied Health, for the Kootenay Boundary this position provides leadership and representation for the Kootenay Boundary Clinical Dietitian Services and is responsible for the administration, supervision, planning and budgeting of the assigned portfolio. The Professional Practice Leader is responsible for interpreting and implementing all organizational regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to the Dietitian team and for ensuring that standards for the profession are consistent with regulatory/accrediting body standards and relevant legislation.

The Professional Practice Leader contributes to the development of the profession via the IH Professional Practice Council for Dietitians, the IH Dietitians Team and the IH Kootenay Boundary group of Allied Health Professional Practice Leaders.

Travel is involved in this role to outlying areas. A valid BC Driver’s License is necessary. Access to a personal vehicle is required.

A very strategic position, this role offers opportunity to have influence on many levels; be a part of several, highly engaged, forward thinking teams; and advocate for Dietitians within IH.

If you have energy and passion for dietetics and want to be on the edge of influencing and advocating for clinical dietetic services within the health authority, we would love to hear from you!

You will receive a competitive compensation and benefit package, including:
• 100 percent employer paid comprehensive health benefits coverage
• Generous vacation entitlement
• A substantial pension plan
• Relocation assistance for eligible new employees

We require an experienced, confidently assertive, collaborative leader who thrives in managing cross portfolio responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be strong at developing relationships and bridging the multidisciplinary team.


Qualifications: You will have completed a recognized degree from an accredited Dietetic program; recent five (5) years' clinical practice including a minimum of two (2) years’ supervisory or management experience in Dietetics; current registration with the College of Dietitians of BC; and hold a valid Driver’s license.

**Please Note**
• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

**Primary worksite is in Nelson, B.C. but may be flexible within the Kootenay Boundary region, depending on successful candidate**
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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