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As a Dietitian at Vancouver Coastal Health, you will apply extensive knowledge, skill and clinical experience to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nutrition goals and care plans for clients. In addition, you will participate in the development of dietetic practice guidelines and procedures for the hospital and provincial agencies and initiate practice-based research projects in collaboration with the dynamic health care team.

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Where you may work

We offer diverse opportunities for dietitians encompassing many settings such as hospitals, clinics, urban, rural, coastal and mountain settings. Areas of work include:

  • Acute Care within hospitals
  • Ambulatory and Outpatient Clinics
  • Primary Care Networks and Clinics
  • Community Home Health
  • Public Health
  • Long-Term Care

You'll have the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical practice areas, including: 

  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Neurology/Spine
  • Geriatrics/Seniors Health
  • Mental Health
  • Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Diabetes Management
  • Transplant programs
  • Renal Dialysis and Kidney Care
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Bariatric Surgery
Dietitians at VCH
Dietitians at VCH
Dietitians at VCH

Why join Vancouver Coastal Health?

  • Supportive, world-class team who delivers exceptional care to all
  • Career growth with access to education reimbursements and paid educational leave
  • Competitive salaries and strong premiums and allowances
  • Provide in-depth education about food, nutrition and healthy lifestyle
  • Full range of lifestyle and career opportunities, in diverse health care settings
  • Multi-disciplinary team-based care

New hire support

VCH is pleased to offer new hire support and learning opportunities for dietitians that will help you enhance your confidence and competence as you transition to independent practice. As a new hire at VCH, you will have access to support with clinical skills and decision-making and new grad education sessions.

Our support team for new hires includes access to a Regional Dietitian Educator in addition to the team of Managers, Dietitian Practice Leaders, and, of course, your co-workers.

You will receive both site-specific and regional orientation with supernumerary buddy shifts as needed to support your learning needs.

During your orientation, the Regional Dietitian Educator supports new hires through in-person orientation on core dietetic skills for new grads and new hires across VCH on the following topics:

  • Nutrition Care Practice Resources at VCH
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Dysphagia Management
  • Nutrition Care Process
  • Home Tube Feeding
  • Home Health Care Referral Process
  • Parenteral Nutrition (online learning module)
  • Subjective Global Assessment

Regional orientation occurs on site either in a group or individual settings. It also includes simulation for the Home Tube Feeding module. In addition, we provide robust Decision Support Tools to help guide your practice and a Dietitians Webpage with access to online tools and resource (eg access to PEN, ASPEN, online journals, etc) to support your learning and practice.

You will have access to a Regional Dietitian Educator to support onboarding, orientation, and continued education. In addition, there are regular continuing education sessions offered for dietitians and an annual dietitian education event.


Meet the team

“I love food. I love that I can apply my dietetic knowledge to help people make informed food choices and help people learn more about food and nutrition to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.”

Jessica Chan, Clinical Dietitian

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How to apply

External applicant

Internal applicant

Out-of-province or international applicant