Karen Hospital Nutritionist Jobs in Kenya

Ref: N/N/09/2021

Overall Purpose:

Job holder is responsible for patient health by completing the Nutrition process. The candidate should be able to counsel patients on nutrition issues and health eating habits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and assessing nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans and screens patients for nutritional risk in accordance with established department protocols and standards.
  • Developing and implementing dietary care plans and providing nutritional counseling.
  • Consulting with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restriction of patients
  • Planning and initiating medical nutrition therapy to patients if indicated by patient requirements and clinical protocol.
  • Communicating individual nutritional care plans to other health care providers as a member of a healthcare team.
  • Calculating and writing enteral and parenteral feeds for patients according to patient’s nutritional requirements.
  • Advising patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Monitoring food service to ensure conformance to prescribed diets and patient’s nutritional needs.
  • Coordinating recipe development and standardization and developing new menus for different vulnerable groups in the hospital.
  • Counseling PMTCT mothers on proper feeding practices and carried out demonstrations.
  • Offer counseling and suggest positive alterations in nutrition to address clients’ dietary restrictions.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Higher Diploma in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in clinical nutrition.
  • Must have a license from Kenya nutrition and dietetics (KNDI
  • Experience in Preparation of therapeutic diets and dietary counseling.
  • Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
  • Computer skills and good reporting skills including experience in Health Information Systems
  • At least two year’s professional experience nutrition Program monitoring and evaluation in county.
  • HIV/ART specialized nutrition care.

How To Apply

send your detailed CV to us on email to: recruitment@karenhospital.org quoting the reference number.

Deadline for submission is 30th September 2021.

Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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