Dietitian at eHealth Africa Jobs in Nigeria

Dietitian at eHealth Africa Jobs in Nigeria

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities.

eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings and uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title:

  • Dietitian
    Location:
  • Kano
    Department:
  • eHA Clinic

    Purpose of the position

    As a dietitian, s/he will translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice to help people make health-conscious decisions about food.

    S/he will assess, diagnose and treat diet-related problems and aim to raise awareness of the link between food and health to prevent future problems.

    Dietitians are a key part of the healthcare team and are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated.

    S/he will work as a consultant in EHA Clinics.

    Responsibilities

    The Dietician will support eHA’s wellness clinic predominantly by:

  • Assess patients’ and clients’ health needs and diet
  • Counsel patients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits
  • Develop meal plans, taking both cost and clients’ preferences into account
  • Evaluate the effects of meal plans and change the plans as needed
  • Promote better nutrition by speaking to groups about diet, nutrition, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases
  • Keep up with the latest nutritional science research
  • Write reports to document patient progress
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Coordinate recipe development and standardization and develop new menus for independent food service operations.
  • Record all assessments and interventions, write reports and case notes and maintain accurate records
  • Dietitians and nutritionists will provide customized information for specific individuals. For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might be required to demonstrate to clients with high blood pressure how to use less salt when preparing meals.
  • Others work with groups of people who have similar needs. For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might plan a diet with limited fat and sugar to help patients lose weight.
  • They work with other healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care.
  • Dietitians and nutritionists will meet with patients as they may work as consultants for EHA Clinics.
  • They may need to spend time on marketing and other business-related tasks, such as scheduling appointments and preparing informational materials for clients.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time

    Qualifications
  • Possessing
    a Degree B.Sc./HND in Nutrition and Dietetics and must have completed one year National Service (NYSC) or duly exempted.
  • 2 to 5 years relevant work experience on a similar role preferably in the Health sector
    Membership of the Dietitians Association of Nigeria (DAN) would be an added advantage
  • Excellent customers service skills Outstanding communication, interpersonal and people management skills with a wide variety of patients, medical staff, and caregivers
  • Intermediate Knowledge of Microsoft office packages Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Encouraging to medical team and patients; ability to mentor and lead
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Office Suite and other medical software.
  • Compassionate and sensitive to patients’ needs and concerns

    Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHA is a tobacco-free environment.

    Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and reach with their hands and arms.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 17th February 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; Dietitian at eHealth Africa Jobs in Nigeria

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