Clinical Dietician / Infant Feeding Coordinator

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Department

Hospital

Commitment

Min. 12 Months

Department

Hospital

Commitment

Min. 12 Months

About this Role

The primary responsibility of the Clinical Dietician / Infant Feeding Coordinator is to provide nutritional care for high-risk patients throughout the continuum of care, performing assessments, interventions and evaluations in the hospital and coordinate clinical care for patients in the Infant Feeding Program. This role also involves counseling and training, using evidence-based medical nutritional therapy, and provides continuity of nutritional care and support to Outpatients.

What You Will Contribute

• Identify, assess, monitor, and provide safe nutrition interventions for infants with feeding difficulties primarily related to cleft lip and palate, as well as for other surgically correctable disorders

• Liaise with the screening team to identify patients at risk of nutritional deficiencies and provide support for assessment days in identifying at risk patients

• Monitor infant growth, making recommendations to ensure patients meet nutrition growth guidelines to qualify for surgery

• Liaise with the Galley team and Low Care Unit/HOPE Center staff in patient menu development, and healthy food preparation

• Develops and implements country specific educational information and materials

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Credentialed as a Registered Dietician, Registered Dietician Nutritionist or equivalent in home country

• Two years of experience in a clinical inpatient care setting with food service management experience preferred

• Experience in working with pediatric or cleft lip/palate patients preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent organizational skills

• Knowledge of Hospital procedures, standards, and equipment

Full job description available upon request.