Kenyatta University Hospital - Nutritionists Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Nutritionists Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the following positions within its staff establishment:

Kenyatta University Hospital - Nutritionists Jobs in Kenya

Nutritionist– DCSN/KUTRRH/8

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Nutrition and Dietetics
Job Title: Nutritionist
Reports to: Senior Nutritionist

2. Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Senior Nutritionist, the Nutritionist job exists to provide nutritional and dietetics care and services to patients, educate the public on the same, provide clinical research and training and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

• Receive and review patients’ medical history and records in order to understand their medical conditions better in the hospital.
• Diagnose causes of nutrition and diet-related ailments in consultation with other medical
specialists and then determine the appropriate treatment plan for patients in the hospital.
• Implement guidelines on therapeutic diets for existing and emerging diseases for hospital
use and home-based care and other institutions in the hospital.
• Implement nutrition and dietetic processes including screening, assessing, formatting
and implementing nutrition interventions and evaluating outcomes in the hospital.
• Provide therapeutic nutrition support in disease management to patients in the nutrition
and dietetics unit of the hospital.
• Conduct nutritional health education and demonstration to create awareness of nutrition issues among patients and public in the hospital or in outreach programmes.
• Assess and review nutrition of referred cases from other and medical units and health facilities to the hospital.
• Treat and counsel patients using specialized dietetic nutritionally modified products in
the nutrition and dietetics unit of the hospital.
• Carry out and implement research projects in collaboration with other medical specialists in order to improve nutrition services and patient care in the hospital.
• Provide clinical research and training to students in the nutrition and dietetics unit of the hospital
• Mentor and guide junior medical staff,
interns and students in the nutrition and dietetics unit of the hospital.
• Ensure quality appropriate delivery of clinical referral research and training
activities at the hospital and advise the board on the same.

4. Qualification and Skills

Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the

a) Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics or a related Degree course from a recognized
b) Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics will be an added Advantage.

Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:

a) Computer literate.
b) Knowledge of relevant legislations.
c) Knowledge of professional standards.
d) Proven track record of Nutrition Research and training in a reputable institution.

Professional qualification required to effectively perform in the role:

a) Registration with Kenya Nutritionists & Dietetics Institute
b) Must have a valid practice license

Soft skills required for the job:
a) Communication skills
b) Observation skills
c) Analytical skills
d) Team player
e) Compassionate

5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

Minimum number of months or years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:

At least two years working experience as a Nutritionist and Dietician in a reputable hospital.

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019

If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of these posts, please send your;

1. Application Letter,
2. Curriculum Vitae and
3. Filled Application Form

ONLY via email to

Or hard copies can be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi Kenya

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