Clinical Nutrition – Dietitian

Clinical Nutrition – Dietitian

  • Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Provide individualized medical nutrition therapy (MNT) through a multi-disciplinary approach for
inpatients and or outpatients in SSMC
MNT is implemented according to the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Nutrition Care Process
(NCP), which provides a framework for the Clinical Dietitians to individualize care, taking into account
the patient’s needs and values and using the best scientific evidence available to make decisions.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Dietetics/Nutrition and Dietetics/Nutrition and Dietetics
  •  OR Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a major in Nutrition and Post-graduate diploma or
    master in Dietetics
  • Active member of a Nutrition Society or Association


  • Minimum Three (3) years of relevant experience as clinical dietitian in an acute care facility.


  • Current and clean medical license to practice in country/state of origin

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and thus assess patients using the Nutrition
    Care Process (NCP) which is a systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care.
    The NCP consists of four distinct, interrelated steps: Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition
    Diagnosis, Nutrition Intervention, and Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Record all assessments and interventions of all patients as per facility policies and
  •  Discuss and/or refer complex cases to Senior Dietitians/Supervisor for guidance to ensure
    high- quality evidence based nutrition care.
  • Practicing within the expressed limits of established policies and procedures and approved
  • Liaising with ward and food service staff concerning nutritional care plan, goals and dietary
    requirements of inpatients on a daily basis.
  • Participate in medical rounds and provide MNT to patients starting at the highest priority
  •  Active participation in the staff development activities, discharge planning, patient education
    and other patient care related activities as designated in the approved staff competency
  • Contributing to the Quality Improvement Projects of the Department/hospital where
  •  Communicates individual nutritional care plans to other health care providers as a member of
    a health care team.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through completion of required
    departmental competencies, participation & contribution to Continuous Professional Development activities.
  • Contributes to the development of Patient Education Materials.
  • Assist in the preceptorship of the Dietetic interns and the undergraduate Dietetic Students.
  • Contribute institutional and outside awareness campaigns, and media where appropriate and


  • Involved in the implementation of department policies and the annual business plan
  • Ensures patient receives the evidenced based highest standards of care as per the
    department policies, procedures, protocol and standards.
  • Practicing within the limits of expressed and privilege established by the department leaders.
  • Adheres and contributes to departmental & organization Stewardship initiatives.
  • Documentations of all the details of patient care in the appropriate approved formats.
  • Maintain the required records of patient care activities as per the requirements of the Department and the institutional policies.