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Nutritionists


  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
Job Type
full-time
Location
Lagos
Specialization(s)
Medical/Doctor

Job Description

Job Summary

The Nutritionist plans and conducts food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. He/she may supervise the activities of a department providing quality food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research. He/she is expected to contribute to providing exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring, and compassion are held very high.

Main responsibilities

  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans; and also provide nutritional counselling.
  • 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.
  • Develop policies for food service or nutritional programs to assist in health promotion and disease control.
  • Inspect meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance.
  • Develop curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics/Nutrition/ or equivalent
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Post-graduate qualification relevant to hospital practice
  • At least 3 years’ experience
  • Foreign training and experience is an added advantage

Knowledge/skills required

  • Minimum of basic computer skills
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Must be able to analyze and solve problems effectively.      
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours, often under pressure
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
company details

Evercare


A Reputable Group Health Fund is investing in Africa and Asia through a buy & build strategy of healthcare assets. As beneficiaries, the platform will consist of hospitals, clinics and diagnostics centers across the African and Asian Continent.This will be the first truly worldclass international healthcare provider in Nigeria.

Lagos

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