Nutritionist

Job Ref No: CHJ/NOV/J117 | Closing Date: 14/October/2022


Reports To:

Head of Rehabilitation

Supervises:


  1. Objective of the position:

To provide and monitor feedings to paediatric patients enrolled in NRP and carry out nutrition education for patients and caretakers. Participate in developing the hospital patients diet and work closely with the project management team to manage nutritional interventions for various conditions including donor reporting. Participate in the CP and dysphagia clinics as well as research and training.

 

  1. Duties & Responsibilities
  • Working closely with the medical team to provide diets for patients with a variety of disorders.
  • Guiding the nutrition cook on how to prepare the meals for patients of NRP (particularly the one day admissions) and ensuring that there is no gap during periods of absence of the nutrition cook.
  • Closely working in a team, carries out daily reviews of the in-patients under the nutrition rehabilitation program (NRP) and takes note of the problems, challenges and comments in the patient’s nutrition form and patient’s feeding chart, and determines therapeutic diets.
  • Attend to a daily nutrition clinic at OPD and regular ward round for assessment of moderate/high risk malnourished patients.
  • Participate in the hospital CMEs, attends the Wednesday CP Clinic in Therapy unit to provide nutrition education to the caretakers/mothers of the children.
  • Participate in dysphagia clinics i.e. preparation, informing the patients, carrying out assessments and attending sessions with other dysphagia specialists
  • Prepares the cooking charts for the nutrition cook.
  • Documents and updates NRP patient information in file maker and Smile train express system Participates in at least two nutrition specific information, education and communication (IEC) training sessions per week, in the hostel.
  • Participates in at least one focus group discussion with the mothers of the children undergoing nutrition therapy in the hostel.
  • Developing patient information leaflets.
  • Works in a multi-disciplinary team.

 

INTERFACES WITH :           Patients, care givers and Staff

 

Academic & Professional qualifications

Essential

Desirable

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from a recognized institution.

Clinical nutritionist and/or Public Health nutritionist skills/training

Computer knowledge and documentation skills

Knowledge of rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children

 

Work experience, knowledge & skills

 

Essential

Desirable

3 years’ working experience

Experience in rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children

Good communication, presentation and social skills

Analytical and organizational skills.

 

Ability to document all nutrition activities in the department

A Clear understanding of Disability  and rehabilitation programmes,  community dynamics, cultures and practices   

Knowledge of English and at least two local (Ugandan) languages

Patience, Flexibility and Creativity skills

How to apply:

  1. NB: Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of academic qualifications clearly indicating position applied for).
  2. Write to The Head of Human Resource, CoRSU Hospital P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to recruitment@corsuhospital.org.
  3. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews. The closing date for receiving applications is Friday,14th October,2022.
  4. Qualified persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

 



Closing Date: 14/October/2022