Dietician/Infant Feeding Coordinator
Summary:  The primary responsibility of the dietician is to provide nutrition care for high risk patients throughout the continuum of care, performing assessments, intervention, and evaluation in the hospital and coordinates clinical care for patients in the Infant Feeding Program.  Provides counseling and training using evidence-based medical nutritional therapy.  Provides continuity of nutrition care and support to the outpatient setting and HOPE Center.
Description:  

Not expected to be available until at least August 2020. Applications for this position will be reviewed for out Talent Pool (waiting list). 

Surgery is just one part of the healing process. Our Dietician plans and oversees that all patients are receiving meals that are nutritious and enjoyable, ensuring a full and complete healing. Additionally, the Dietician will help provide meals to see that infants are at a healthy weight/nutrition level to receive surgery.

The Dietician / Infant Feeding Program Coordinator volunteer position, part of the Ward, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is one year. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

Qualifications Required:

  • Credentialed as a Registered Dietician, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, or equivalent in home country
  • Minimum two years of experience in a clinical inpatient care setting following licensure, with food service management experience preferred
  • Experience in working with paediatric or cleft lip/palate patients preferred
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English
  • International Driver's Permit preferred

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Alyssa Rowe at med.recr[email protected].