18 Mar 2024

Nutritionists x2 at Africa Healthcare Network

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Job Description

Employment Opportunity

Nutritionists (Coastal & Northern Regions)

AHN TANZANIA is seeking two (2) highly-motivated individuals to fill the positions of Nutritionists in the Coastal & Northern Regions. The Nutritionists will be responsible for counselling patients on dialysis on diet and nutrition as per their needs.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with both outpatients and inpatients and outreach activities as needed
Advise/counsel all patients both adults and children on setting specific nutrition goals Evaluate patient lifestyle, nutritional, and health needs
Develop a thorough and cost-efficient and practical guidelines and customized diet plan to meet nutrition goals Work closely with all medical team and healthcare professionals
Attend ward rounds with medical staff
Closely monitor patients progress and adjust diet plan as needed Document patient progress and share with healthcare professionals
Provide patients with educational facts on nutrition to improve their health
Work with families, couples, and individuals to help them make desired dietary changes to their lifestyles Organize basic training in renal dietetics for nurses working in dialysis units Additional
Work in other AHNC supported centers as assigned and scheduled
Present facts about diet and nutrition to hospital staff and during any community events and speaking engagements Participate in regular of updating of food composition tables and portion size data base
Translate nutrition science into understandable, practical eating advice
Participate in the compilation and development of Information, education and communication (IEC) materials
Participate in the development of Nutrition/dietetics training modules of renal diseases and NCDs for health care professionals and nutritionists working in hospitals
Assist in writing up monthly analytical report for dietetics activities
Key requirements for the role are as follows:

Bachelor degree in Nutrition/ Human Nutrition
Exceptional written and oral communications skills
Willingness to learn and research to keep updated on renal nutrition issues High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Effective verbal and written communication skills (English is a requirement)
Passion for AHN’s Mission

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Method of Application

Expressions Of Interest Can Be Sent To: [email protected] With “nutritionist Application’ In The Subject Bar. Applications Close On 26th March 2024

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