Dietician

Overall Job Summary

Responsible for planning, developing and implementing nutritional programs to the patients. You will also play an instrumental role in creating a healthy lifestyle environment.

  • Hours
    As per contract
  • Professionally Responsible To
    Consultant General Surgeon, Bariatrics
  • Reports To
    Consultant General Surgeon, Bariatrics

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Performs nutritional screening.
  • Assess individual patient’s nutritional needs so as to develop, customize and implement nutrition programs.
  • Provides diet-related advice - weight loss, cholesterol reduction etc.
  • Provides support to the Medical Practitioners by following up with the patient’s evaluation reports.
  • Participates in implementing standard operating procedures and protocols relating to patient care services.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plan to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counselling.
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  • Participating in external road shows to create awareness of healthy living.
  • Attend and participate in regular departmental activities, meetings and/or reports. 
  • Promote effective communication strategies and maintain good interdepartmental liaison.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in accordance with the ethics of the profession.
  • Promote and practice ­effective communication and collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Practice with his/her area of competence and assume accountability for his/her professional responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Dietetics or Bachelor degree in a health Science with a major in Nutrition And Post-graduate diploma or master in Dietetics
  • At least two (2) years’ experience as Clinical Dietician in a health facility.
  • Experience in bariatric counselling and management of morbid obesity, pre-bariatric surgery, during immediate post-operative period and post-operative bariatric surgery care.
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, passion and pride in their work.
  • Must be registrable with Health Authority of Abu Dhabi.
  • Preferably BLS certified.
  • Ability to work independently and a team player.
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, passion and pride in your work.
  • Conversant in Arabic is an advantage.

General

This job description is not definitive and following periodic review may be subject to change; any such changes will be fully discussed with the post-holder. The post holder will be expected to be flexible to respond to change and organizational need. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the wider corporate and organizational development needs of the organization.

The post holder will be expected to ensure compliance with the requirements of the health & safety regulations of the center.

Confidentiality & Data Management Responsibilities

Every employee is required to maintain the confidentially of guests, their families and members of staff in accordance with the center’s policies. Employees of the center are legally responsible for all records gathered, created or used in the line of work. Confidentiality, security and integrity of data are required in accordance with the center’s policies.