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Sport Dietitian

  • Job reference: BBBH3817
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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The first specialised Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in the Gulf region. It provides the highest possible medical treatment for sports-related injuries in a state-of-the-art facility, staffed by some of the world's leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers.

Our client provides a full service offering from injury prevention to injury management and performance improvement. The philosophy is to provide sportspeople with the clinical support, knowledge and facilities to maximise their training and competitive potential. This is achieved through tailored education programmes and support in areas of health including fitness assessment, nutrition, psychology, physiology and physical training.

We are recruiting for a Sport Dietitian.

Job Summary:

The Sport Dietician will promote optimal performance, health and injury prevention for Qatar's athletes using evidence-based nutrition and exercise, research, education and practice.

Key Role Accountabilities:

1. Operational Framework

  • To provide individual and group nutritional consultations and education to enhance the performance of competitive and recreational athletes in training, competition and when travelling.
  • To translate latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition for implementation by athletes, teams and groups.
  • To undertake education programmes and research to develop a level of international excellence within Sports Nutrition programme of NSMP, through an integrated sports science framework with a performance driven approach.

2. Individual Nutrition Counselling

  • Assess and analyse dietary intake, body composition and energy balance of athletes in relation to athletic performance and health.
  • Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for various phases of training, recovery and competition, weight management, hydration, maintenance of health, travelling and use of supplements.
  • Provide personalized meal, snack and hydration plans to support nutrition advice and promote achievement of performance goals and health.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy as required and advice for nutritional management of conditions such as food allergies, iron depletion and iron deficiency anaemia and gastrointestinal disturbances.
  • Counsel athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness, injury and surgery.
  • Coordinate with hospital dietician regarding needs of athletes when inpatients.
  • Coordinate nutritional care as part of multidisciplinary sports medicine/sciences.
  • Evaluate, advise on and monitor appropriate use of supplements.

3. Education

  • Develop and deliver nutrition education programmes on performance related topics including supplement use.
  • Coordinate with Lead Sports Nutritionist and assist with development and delivery of healthy eating and sports nutrition programmes
  • Advise/plan menus for training, snacks and team travel.
  • Advise and supervise provision of appropriate hydration products and practices.
  • Nutrition resource for coaches, trainers, caterers and families.
  • Assist with development and delivery of nutrition programmes to Federations and clubs within NSMP through an integrated sports science frame work, with a performance driven approach.

4. Research

  • Conduct and support studies to enhance evidence based sports nutrition practice in cooperation with the Sports Science, Sports Medicine and NSMP teams.
  • Ensure dissemination of outcomes of studies to appropriate interested parties.

5. Management

  • Planning and management of nutrition supplies such as sports drinks and specialist foods for allocated groups or teams.
  • Coordinate with Hospital Dietitian and Food Service regarding special requirements for athletes under care
  • Liaise with airlines, hotels and venue caterers regarding team/group meals including pre-competition and recovery snacks. Ensure Halal requirements are clearly understood by caterers.

6. Patient Safety

  • Attend and successfully complete competencies which focus on patient safety initiatives. Patient Safety Training is an annual requirement, to include all organizational leaders, staff, service and contracted providers.

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

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