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P-2021-0273J Dietitian/Nutritionist - Health Services

Location: Whapmagoostui


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $24.87 - Max (18) $43.06

Hours per day/week

7.00 / 35.00


Person who evaluates a person’s nutritional status and determines and implements intervention strategies aimed at adapting nutrition based on the person’s needs to maintain or restore health. She/he participates in clinical teaching.

• Assesses the nutritional needs of participants and makes recommendations and re-evaluation of prescribed diets.
• Develops healthy menus for meal services and kitchen workshops taking into account the physiological needs of participants.
• Develops, implements and manages education programs on nutrition that meet the needs of participants in accordance to the objectives of the applicable provincial policy on nutrition matters and Canada’s Food Guide.
• Collaborates and communicates with all other staff;
• Provides statistics, indicators, and units of measures, and produces various types of reports.
• Ensures progress notes and other documentation is done after the service has been provided.
• Provides support, training or guidance within the framework of her/his functions to other staff members, health care providers, or to those supporting the participants’ quality of life.
• Provides assistance in other areas, such as promotion of overall MSDC services to other CHB departments, community members and agencies.
• Participates in research projects related to her/his field of activity.
• Carries out her/his role within the policy principles and guidelines of Miyupimaatisiiun paradigms and practices and collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork and communications, for services and programs implementation within a seamless continuum care, centered on the community residents.
• Provides good customer service to all users and other staff, in order to foster organizational functioning and, indirectly, quality services to the population.
• Respects the practices, conduct, confidentiality and ethics expected of employees towards users, visitors and other employees.
• Ensures her/his own responsibilities according to the organization’s programs, procedures and program manuals, and policies regarding access to patient files, in order to provide quality services.
• Ensures implementation of the policies, standards, and quality assurance program of the professional practice and clinical activities.
• Carries out other related tasks usually assigned to a Dietician - Nutritionist upon the request of her/his supervisor.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition
• Member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.

• Two years of relevant experience is an asset;
• Experience with First Nation or with cross-cultural work is an asset;

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Good knowledge of nutrition theory and practise, current trends, and the MSSS Network and regulations;
• Varied clinical skills: community health, home care, geriatric, pediatric;
• Knowledge of Cree culture and language, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee is an asset;
• Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Miyupimaatisiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;
• Ability in office computer applications;
• Good professional record in nutrition counseling and prevention/promotion programming;
• Excellent interpersonal and listening communication, and teamwork skills;
• Interest in sharing knowledge and training with other workers;
• Autonomous, flexible and discrete;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, organizational and decision-making skills;

• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset;

• Willing to travel occasionally to other communities;
• Opportunity to work occasionally outside normal working hours to implement nutrition workshops and activities;

• Remoteness premium between $6,099/year and $20,825/year, depending on community and family status
• Retention premium between $5,000/year and $11,750/year, based on years of service in the North;
• Cargo premium: Weekly amount to be confirmed depending on the community and family status;
• Accommodation provided: Furnished, heat and electricity included;
• Moving and storage expenses paid;
• Three (3) to four (4) annual sorties depending on family status;
• Group insurance plan;
• Defined-benefit pension plan (RREGOP);

*Employees of the health and social services network may request unpaid leave to work in a northern institution (up to 48 months).

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay is responsible for providing health and social services for all persons residing permanently or temporarily in the Eeyou Istchee region, the Cree Territory of James Bay. It is a remote region in northern Quebec made up of nine communities of the Cree Nation, an Indigenous population of nearly 18,000 people.

The health and social services offered are front-line services provided in the nine local CMCs as well as second line services through the regional hospital centre in Chisasibi. When second- and third- line services cannot be provided in the community, patients are transported to institutions affiliated with McGill University’s Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS).

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

12/03/2020 - 10/17/2021
Posting number
Who can apply

Other ways to apply

Please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay



With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.

We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

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Life in Eeyou Istchee

We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.

The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. 

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