Facility Head Dietitian

International Professional Medical Recruitment for and to the Middle East


Doha

Introduction

International Medical professionals are invited to apply for these exiting 3 year contract job opportunities in Qatar. Qatar’s national healthcare delivery system is rapidly developing. This group strives to lead in developing the national health system by operating new facilities, implementing state-of-the art technologies, and recruiting the best, most qualified international talent to care for Qatar’s future. Here, you will have the opportunity to team with the best and the brightest professionals in healthcare and to provide world class patient care service for the population. This medical group has one of the biggest workforces in Qatar, with more than 2 million people living and working in Qatar, this diverse and exciting organization has more than 90 different nationalities working to deliver the best care always to their patients and the Qatar community.


Package

3 Year contract (renewable)

  • Single and family contracts available.
  • Generous Tax free basic salary. 15 000 - 27 875 Qatari Riyals per month.  27 875 QR is +/- 5970 GBP / 6700 EUR / 7600 USD.  Salary paid in QR.
  • Free fully furnished accommodation provided.
  • Transport allowance of 1250 QAR per month added to your basic salary.
  • Free "round trip" (to and from home country) flight tickets on joining, annual leave, and on repatriation. For those with family contract offered this will be also be applicable for your family (wife and up to 3 children up to 18 years old).
  • School allowance: 21 000 QAR (maximum) for up to 3 children (ages 5- 18) per child per academic year provided that they are studying in private schools in Doha.
  • 40 days paid annual vacation days.
  • End of Service Award (at end of contract) which is one month's salary for each year worked.
  • Etc.

The benefits outlined here are those that apply to most employees. Salary offer packages are determined by the employer. Global Medical Recruiting can assist the applicant with salary offer negotiations with the employer, but in the end the final salary package offered is at the sole discretion of the employer and not of Global Medical Recruiting.


Minimum Requirements

Essential Education:  (FULL TIME STUDIES ONLY)

B.Sc Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition.

Required Certification/Licensure:

Valid Primary License from the country of origin if applicable AND should be eligible for license in the State of Qatar within the Supreme Council of Health. 

Essential Experience:  (LICENSED EXPERIENCE ONLY)

8 years licensed healthcare experience of which at least 3 years must be in a hospital setting as clinical dietitian, and 2 years at a supervisory level. 

Language Skills:

Fluent in English - Oral and Written. 


Job Specification

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for a fully equipped facility having its own kitchen with complete production of therapeutic food and enteral feed service 
  • Assist the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department in developing the Employer's policies and setting the frame work related to nutrition and dietetic services across the Hospital.
  • Strategically manage and oversee patient service activities for a facility through the planning and organization of clinical and administrative functions including finance and human resources.
  • Coordinate and direct work flow among the facility dietitian teams including adults, pediatrics and the administrative support service, ensuring the delivery of best practice nutrition and dietetic services according to the Employer’s policies, goals and targets. This post requires minimum of 5-6 subordinate staff

Common Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Employer’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Comply with the Employer’s policies and procedures, and in particular infection control, safety and quality management.
  • Responsible for all HR matters of the nutrition and dietetic service within the facility in liaison with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate including but not limited to leadership, training and development, succession planning, recruitment, conflict resolution, managing performance and sickness management.
  • Coordinate and direct work flow among dietitian supervisors and dietitians.
  • Enhance relations with nursing and medical staff as part of a multidisciplinary team work ethic.
  • Represent the department on related hospital clinical committees.
  • Update the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate about the status of nutrition and dietetic services in the facility on a regular basis.
  • Identify and implement the required training and education programs for his/her staff and discuss with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate to ensure coordination across the Hospital's multiple sites.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences to keep abreast of current practices and new trends in nutrition.
  • Deputize for the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate when required.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all clinical aspects of patients are exercised according to the Employer's policies and procedure.
  • Set the frame work of clinical nutrition practice in the facilities wards and clinics.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to dietitian supervisors and dietitians.
  • Keep updated statistics for patients on enteral feed and different therapeutic food in his/her facility as a base for the calculation of tender’s quantities.
  • Estimate the required quantities and types of enteral feed and therapeutic food items required for the facility and submit to the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate to include in the main tenders.
  • Prepare the facility budget and submit it to the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate
  • Monitor the financial performance of the facility’s dietetic and nutrition service against the budget and take remedial action where necessary in liaison with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate.
  • Ensure that targets for performance indicators are monitored and take necessary remedial action to ensure that the Employer's long-term operational plans are achieved.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Dietetics and Nutrition Department- Corporate:
  • Assist in developing the Employer's policies related to nutrition and dietetic services
  • Assist in planning the training program for newly employed staff, intern students, and/or trainees.
  • Institute changes in techniques or procedures for more efficient service delivery
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of dietitians supervisors, dietitians, and other dietetic staff, ensuring that all departmental staff have regular 1:1’s and at least 6 monthly performance reviews.
  • Review and approve staff appraisals and performance ratings and ensure that the annual appraisal of dietitian supervisors is undertaken and submitted to HR.
  • Review and approve work schedules of personnel.
  • Prepare articles for publication in professional journals, and conduct lectures to educate the public on nutrition issues.

About the Employer

Premier non-profit health care provider in Doha, Qatar and the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East. Since its establishment the healthcare provider rapidly developed medical facilities capable of providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of disease.  It currently manages 12 hospitals – 9 specialist hospitals and 3 community hospitals – as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services.