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Clinical Dietician I

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Jeddah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Qualifications Required:

  • Master's or Bachelor Degree in Clinical Nutrition from a recognized university and successfully completion of one (1) year of Dietetic Internship from the accredited institute required

Experience Required:

  • Two (2) years related experience with Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition or four (4) years related experience as hospital Clinical Dietitian with Bachelor Degree in Clinical Nutrition.

  • Membership with licensing body / registration in country of origin

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Uses Standards of Practice, evaluates nutrition status of patients and prescribes, implements, evaluates (initial and ongoing), and documents an appropriate nutritional care plan on a timely manner.

  • Calculates patients' Nutritional needs to determine the optimal Nutritional Supplement for both oral and tube feeding.

  • Contributes to an inter-disciplinary approach to patient care. Attends ward rounds and team conferences to exchange information related to patient care and discharge planning.

  • Educates patients and family members on appropriate diet modification and provides educational materials accordingly.

  • Initiates or participates in quality improvement activities and clinical research to enhance nutrition care that is safe and effective.

  • Provides nutrition education and supervision to dietetic interns, Saudi Career Development Program (SCDP) participants, or medical! nursing staff.

  • Acts as a resource Dietitian in the specialty area and for other health care professionals.

  • Conducts in-services on Nutrition updates or case studies for Nutrition Services Department and other Hospital staff.

  • Conducts nutrition education for the community and participates in Hospital Quality Day and Awareness days as assigned.

  • Participates in continuous learning to update knowledge of current developments in clinical nutrition. Completes the continuing education requirements, as per Saudi Commission for Health Specialties requirements.

  • Participates in quality improvement projects, clinical research, and the training of dietetic interns as assigned.

  • Updates of nutritional resources and leads activities such as nutrition in-services and community nutrition awareness days as assigned.

  • Develops and!or continuously updates educational materials

  • Participates in self and others' education, training and development, as applicable

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures

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