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Duties and Responsibilities
Each morning ( Sunday — Thursday) each dietitian visits their allotted wards and check the nursing cardex or the patient's file and to contact the nurse in charge to discuss the
Transfers and Bed changes
Changes in diet prescription
Patient condition and changes in treatment process
On return to office any changes / discharges / admissions etc are put on a changes list and the diet orders on \"T\" Cards are prepared
These are completed and given to the diet cook before I lam for the diet menus to be made ready.
Afternoon Changes List
If any changes in the afternoon are made and given to the diet cook in the afternoon.
Any patients who need counseling or giving of diet prescription for home is done in the morning or afternoon based on the availability.
The employee will
Be responsible for the day to day management and provision of the dietetics service as assigned by the Duty-rota.
Utilize the appropriate tools, assessment forms, in provision of the nutritional care.
Develop and implement a plan of care based on an assessment of nutritional need of the patient and correlate with other health care plans.
Interprets physician diet orders and modifies diet according to diet patterns and patient preferences.
Provides substitutions if patient is unable to eat the meal provided, in accordance with diet restrictions.
Plans between-meal nourishments for patients as necessary.
Communicate appropriate dietary history and nutritional care data through written records system.
Evaluate the nutritional care to provide follow up for continuity of care.
Participate in health teams, and other teams as required.
Interview and instruct inpatients and outpatients, primary care patients and /or their relative in the management of dietetics regimes, food selection, economics, adapting to changing plans customized to the individual lifestyles at home.
On referral, interview patients, not receiving therapeutic diets, to assess their nutritional intake or advice on the provision of specific dietary requirements
Essential: Ability to relate well to other health professionals, patients and their relatives.
Essential: Effective communication skills, with ability to impress upon patients and their relatives
the importance and benefit in pursuing healthy eating habits.
Essential: Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environmen