Registered Dietitian – 1.0 FTE – Fixed-Term Contract (12-18 months)

About The City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region, and is the largest city north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 (2018 census), with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups.

Grande Prairie has been the hub of the Peace Region since the early 1900s, making it rich with the culture and heritage of its many residents past and present. Across the city, there are many ways to immerse yourself in the experience of Grande Prairie’s culture and heritage. Grande Prairie possesses several state-of-the-art recreational facilities and has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Grande Prairie has something for all those you live and work in this great city. Visit one of our many historic exhibits, check out a significant landmark or one of many other opportunities to explore the city in new ways today! To learn more go to

About The Grande Prairie PCN

The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, in beautiful Grande Prairie, Alberta – a city rich in cultural and economic opportunities, and a great place to raise a family – was formed in 2010 to work with local primary care physicians in the delivery of primary healthcare services. The PCN provides innovative and collaborative initiatives that improve communication, increase coordination of services, and enhance medical clinic practices to better meet the needs of the community.

This position is with the Grande Prairie PCN FTE: 1.0 FTE
Status: 12-18 month fixed-term Hours per Week: 37.5 hours per week
Hours per Shift: 7.5 hours per day Reference ID: RD300823
Primary Location: Grande Prairie PCN Wage Band: $44.82-$55.73
Position Summary

The Dietitian’s primary function is to interpret and communicate current scientific information regarding food and nutrition.  The Dietitian will assess, develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition care plans for physician referred patients, and provide both direct and indirect supports. The position involves liaising and collaborating with Primary Care Physicians, their clinical staff, PCN staff, and community stakeholders. The dietitian will provide support to both the Primary Care Support Program and the Persistent Pain Program.

What you will do...
  • Complete initial patient assessments and develop nutrition care plans
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in accordance with practice standards and organizational policy
  • Facilitate development of patient goals; document and monitor progress towards goals
  • Support patients through development of self-managed nutrition plans and provide follow up to assist patients in achieving their individual health goals in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Participate in multidisciplinary treatment planning and patient conferences
  • Assist in meeting the self-management needs of patients through collaboration and consultation with members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Communicate with team members, physicians, and other healthcare professionals regarding patient outcomes
  • Develop evidence-based educational resources and tools
  • Develop and facilitate patient education programs
  • Collaborate with community agencies as required
  • Deliver community education sessions
  • Connect patients to appropriate community resources and services
  • Maintain professional requirements and ongoing active participation in professional development
  • Maintain current knowledge and skills in clinical practice
  • Participate in program development and quality improvement activities
  • Knowledge of and adherence to organizational policies and procedures
  • Offer training support for other team members and assist in their professional development
  • Acts as a resource to other PCN staff
What you need to succeed...
  • Registered with College of Dietitians of Alberta (or eligibility)
  • University degree in Nutrition or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited internship program
  • Graduate level training in public health would be an asset
  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, data entry, scheduling
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and convey nutrition requirements and recommendations across the life span and in practical ways to different audiences
  • Effective teaching and facilitation skills
  • Effective counselling skills in individual and group settings
  • Awareness of social determinants of health and principles of self-management
  • Ability to apply behavioural health change strategies in practice
  • Ability to work cooperatively with physicians and clinic staff in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Ability to build a good working relationship with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions
  • Knowledge of current clinical practice issues
  • Ability to monitor clinical standards
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to thrive and contribute in a changing environment
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

The Grande Prairie PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Grande Prairie PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Grande Prairie PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.