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Facility Head Dietitian

Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of HMC mission, vision, and values.

  • Comply with HMC policies and procedures, and in particular infection control, safety and quality management.

  • Responsible for all HR matters of the nutrition and dietetic service within the facility in liaison with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate including but not limited to leadership, training and development, succession planning, recruitment, conflict resolution, managing performance and sickness management.

  • Coordinate and direct work flow among dietitian supervisors and dietitians.

  • Enhance relations with nursing and medical staff as part of a multidisciplinary team work ethic.

  • Represent the department on related hospital clinical committees.

  • Update the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate about the status of nutrition and dietetic services in the facility on a regular basis.

  • Identify and implement the required training and education programs for his/her staff and discuss with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate to ensure coordination across HMC’s multiple sites.

  • Attend professional meetings and conferences to keep abreast of current practices and new trends in nutrition.

  • Deputize for the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department - Corporate when required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all clinical aspects of patients are exercised according to HMC policies and procedure.

  • Set the frame work of clinical nutrition practice in the facilities wards and clinics.

  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to dietitian supervisors and dieticians.

  • Keep updated statistics for patients on enteral feed and different therapeutic food in his/her facility as a base for the calculation of tender’s quantities.

  • Estimate the required quantities and types of enteral feed and therapeutic food items required for the facility and submit to the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate to include in the main tenders.

  • Prepare the facility budget and submit it to the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate

  • Monitor the financial performance of the facility’s dietetic and nutrition service against the budget and take remedial action where necessary in liaison with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate .

  • Ensure that targets for performance indicators are monitored and take necessary remedial action to ensure that HMC’s long-term operational plans are achieved.

  • In cooperation with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate:Review and approve staff appraisals and performance ratings and ensure that the annual appraisal of dietitian supervisors is undertaken and submitted to HR.

    • Assist in developing HMC policies related to nutrition and dietetic services

    • Assist in planning the training program for newly employed staff, intern students, and/or trainees.

    • Institute changes in techniques or procedures for more efficient service delivery

    • Monitor and evaluate the performance of dietitians supervisors, dietitians, and other dietetic staff, ensuring that all departmental staff have regular 1:1’s and at least 6 monthly performance reviews

  • Review and approve staff appraisals and performance ratings and ensure that the annual appraisal of dietitian supervisors is undertaken and submitted to HR.

  • Review and approve work schedules of personnel.

  • Prepare articles for publication in professional journals, and conduct lectures to educate the public on nutrition issues.

Education/Qualifications Required:

BSC degree in Dietetics and Nutrition or equivalent from a recognized university.

Valid Primary License from the country of origin if applicable AND should be eligible for license in the State of Qatar within the Supreme Council of Health.

Experience Required:

For Bachelors Degree Holders: 8 years healthcare experience of which at least 3 years must be in a hospital setting as clinical dietitian, and 2 years at a supervisory level

Language Skills:

English Advanced

Arabic Preferred

Computer Skills:

Very Good Microsoft Office (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) skills

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