Nutritionist – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Job Description
JOB SUMMARY
To work under the supervision of the Clinical Dietetics department to optimize patients’ nutritional status through monitoring and reviewing medical nutrition therapy and providing patient education as prescribed and requested by the dietitians.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
– To research and develop nutrition education materials for patients as required
– To provide nutrition education to patients as requested by dietitians
– To organise, deliver, monitor and audit the provision of patient education group sessions as required
– To develop dietetic displays and resources for patient education as required
– To develop and present public health/health promotion talks for the community obtain patients, weight, height, calculate BMI and check Nutrition Risk as appropriate
– To encourage patients to eat and drink their prescribed nutrition to optimize their nutritional intake and status
– To liaise with dietitians and nurses and assist in the monitoring of nutrition therapy
– To monitor, evaluate and document a patient’s progress under the direction of the clinical dietitian
– Maintains confidentiality regarding patients and families
– To provide telephone follow-up for patients as selected by the dietitians
– To analyze food diaries using Nutritcs (nutritional analysis computer package)
– To produce patient reports from Cbord as required
– To liaise with supply chain, nursing and dietetic staff to ensure the adequate nutrition product provision for patients receiving nutrition support in the units
– To complete stock reviews of nutritional products and ancillaries in the units
– Keeps up to date with evidenced based practice in designated clinical areas.

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