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Registered Dietetic Technician

  • Job reference: BBBH3850
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medical and Research Center. Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Registered Dietetic Technician.

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:
The Registered Dietetic Technician assumes responsibility for direct and indirect patient care activities as delegated and/ or supervised by a Registered Dietetian. As an active member of the patient care team, the Registered Dietetic Technician assists the Registered Dietitian with patient support, clinical and non-clinical activities, and education as appropriate, incorporating the principles of family-centered care.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Under the clinical supervision of the Registered Dietitian (I & II), the Registered Dietetic Technician is responsible to:
  • Assist the Registered Dietitian in providing total individualized patient care according to the core standards of patient care and established policies and evidence based practices.
  • Participates in the Nutrition Care Process as determined by the Registered Dietitian for nutrition assessment, developing and implementing nutrition intervention(s) such as providing individual or group nutrition education, and monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress;
  • Enhances the quality of care through observation and communication with members of the health care team;
  • Assists with record keeping, maintenance of equipment and supplies, and general patient care needs.
  • Prepares and maintains a safe, inviting, and developmentally responsive environment appropriate for patients and families
  • Assists in the implementation of therapeutic programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of hospitalized children
  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with children and families
  • Facilitates structured group activities to foster peer interaction and socialization
  • Assists with special projects and activities for special occasions and holidays as appropriate
  • Acts as a team member to achieve family centered care
  • Provides ongoing information to families about services available
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in the use of all resources
  • Advocates for the needs of children and families while performing duties
  • Ensures that infection control procedures are adhered to at all times and provides assistance to the Department in this regard. This would include wiping down table surfaces, toy washing, and acting as liaison with Housekeeping and Infection Control staff
  • Maintains general stock levels and orders stock and non-stock supplies
  • Reports any identified risks/ safety issues to Supervisor - Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Services
  • Assists in keeping the department tidy and clean
  • Educates children/ families, students and health care professionals
  • Supervises and evaluates Registered Dietetic Technician students and volunteers as required
  • Demonstrates trans-cultural principles in dietetic practice
  • Actively participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork
  • Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
  • Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff/ students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the service specific turnover rate goal. Participates in retention activities
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Essential Requirements:

  • Associates' or Baccalaureate Degree or Diploma (minimum 2 years) in Dietetics, Nutrition, or related field from an accredited program
  • 2+ years of experience as a Dietetic Technician or similar responsibility in a hospital setting
  • Current Dietetic Technician Certification from Country of Origin, or eligible for licensure in Qatar
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dietetic principles and practices including: nutrition, therapeutic diets, food safety and sanitation
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
  • Knowledge of record keeping, interviewing and counseling techniques
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently, following directions from Supervisor
  • Demonstrates family-centered care
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time and manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective team member.


Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary in Qatar + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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