JISHINDIE ZAWADI YA GARI, CAMERA, SPEAKER NK KILA MWEZI, BONYEZA HAPA KUJISAJILI BURE KISHA FUATA MAELEKEZO

Nutritionist at Baylor Tanzania

Position Summary:

To provide counseling to patients with medical problems affected by nutritional status and nutrition education to patients with a focus on disease prevention. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides nutritional counseling on an individual basis upon referral by clinicians as a part of the clinical treatment plan.
  • Assess nutritional needs and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Counsel individuals and groups of patients on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  • Provides nutritional counseling for groups of patients needing ongoing assistance with management of a specific nutritional problem as a part of the overall clinical treatment plan.
  • Develops and implements new nutrition programs and services based on patients' needs.
  • Directs the implementation of the nutrition component of the Program.
  • Serves as a consultant to the Women's Clinic Clinicians in the prevention and treatment of patients with clinical problems which have a nutritional component.
  • Serves as a consultant to physicians in the medical clinics in the management of diabetic patients.
  • Conducts a peer education outreach program in basic nutrition and maintains supervisory responsibility for peer education outreach activities.
  • Develops and maintains print and non-print educational materials on nutritional topics for use by patients and clinicians.
  • Provides in-service educational programs for clinicians on nutritional topics as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.


Qualifications / Skills

  • Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in nutrition or its equivalent in nutrition education with licensure as a registered dietitian with at least two years experience in the same field.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nutritional care and counseling.
  • Skill in planning of nutrition education programs.
  • Skill in involving potential program users in the program activities.
  • Ability to identify nutrition education needs and to develop appropriate programs to meet those needs.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, community leaders, and staff.


How to apply:

Addressed to:

Senior Administrator, Baylor College of Medicine Children's
Foundation - Tanzania
P.O. Box 2663 Mbeya, Tanzania
OR Send it by email on hr@baylortanzania.or.tz  


Deadline 24th April 2017

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged. 

Source: The Guardian 30 March 2017

JISHINDIE ZAWADI YA GARI, CAMERA, SPEAKER NK KILA MWEZI, BONYEZA HAPA KUJISAJILI BURE KISHA FUATA MAELEKEZO

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