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Nutritionist

Ref: N/N/09/2021

Overall Purpose: Job holder is responsible for patient health by completing the Nutrition process. The candidate should be able to counsel patients on nutrition issues and health eating habits.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and assessing nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans and screens patients for nutritional risk in accordance with established department protocols and standards.
  • Developing and implementing dietary care plans and providing nutritional counseling.
  • Consulting with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restriction of patients
  • Planning and initiating medical nutrition therapy to patients if indicated by patient requirements and clinical protocol.
  • Communicating individual nutritional care plans to other health care providers as a member of a healthcare team.
  • Calculating and writing enteral and parenteral feeds for patients according to patient’s nutritional requirements.
  • Advising patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Monitoring food service to ensure conformance to prescribed diets and patient’s nutritional needs.
  • Coordinating recipe development and standardization and developing new menus for different vulnerable groups in the hospital.
  • Counseling PMTCT mothers on proper feeding practices and carried out demonstrations.
  • Offer counseling and suggest positive alterations in nutrition to address clients’ dietary restrictions.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Higher Diploma in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in clinical nutrition.
  • Must have a license from Kenya nutrition and dietetics (KNDI
  • Experience in Preparation of therapeutic diets and dietary counseling.
  • Must have Basic Life Support Course and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
  • Computer skills and good reporting skills including experience in Health Information Systems
  • At least two year’s professional experience nutrition Program monitoring and evaluation in county.
  • HIV/ART specialized nutrition care.

Clinical Pharmacist

CP/P/10/2021

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with professional and legal practice and standard operating procedures
  • Fill prescriptions for inpatients and outpatients
  • Attend ward rounds and participate in multidisciplinary patient care.
  • Conduct drug utilization reviews and engage in clinical and operational research.
  • Undertaking clinical checks on all treatment sheets and prescriptions for suitability of treatment.
  • Monitor drug therapy and carry out clinical pharmacy interventions for both in patients and outpatients in liaison with the patient care team.
  • Reporting, Monitoring and analysis of medication errors, adverse drug reactions and other quality and patient safety indicators.
  • Carry out medication use counselling and adherence monitoring for patients on chronic treatment.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with antibiotic stewardship guidelines restrictions
  • Undertake medication reconciliation during patient admission and discharge.
  • Participate and supervise staff in sterile compounding, chemotherapy reconstitution and extemporaneous preparations.
  • Provide information and education on drugs and medication therapy to patients, healthcare workers and other hospital personnel.
  • To prepare articles on important medication related updates for publication in the hospital newsletter and patient education leaflets.
  • Conduct continuous professional development sessions for pharmacy staff
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Minimum requirement:

  • Master’s in clinical pharmacy
  • Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board with a valid annual practicing license.
  • Experience of 1 – 2 years after postgraduate in clinical pharmacy.
  • Mature, well organized, reliable and shows initiative.
  • Good supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A team player with a problem-solving mind-set.

Send your detailed CV to us on email to: recruitment@karenhospital.org quoting the reference number.

Deadline for submission is 30th September 2021.

Due to the large number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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