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[pronut-hiv] FW: job advert dietician

  • From: "Arthi Ramkissoon" <>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 14:04:16 +0200

Subject: job advert dietician

Please post this job ad for dietician to support ARV service delivery in

The RHRU is providing support to the KZN Dept of Health in
implementation of ARV services at public sector health facilities. The
following opportunity exists for a dynamic individual who is interested
in the field of Nutrition Management for HIV & TB patients.


The incumbent will be responsible for nutrition management and
counseling to adults and children at selected public sector ARV sites
within eThekwini health district. After assessing nutritional needs at
the site(s), he/she will provide support and advice to ARV and HIV/AIDS
clinical service provision (including mentoring, operationalisation,
referral, and data collection). He/she may also participate in and
develop research projects if appropriate, in agreement with the STI/HIV
Director. Sessional/part-time contracts will be considered.

.Nutrition counselling and support for HIV/AIDS and
TB patients with emphasis on nutrition assessment, recording,
interpretation of assessments
.Ensuring that facilities have adequate supplies of
.Participation in training PHC staff in nutrition
management for patients with HIV/AIDS and TB
.Liaising with other staff members responsible for
implementation of the ART plan
.Regular reporting of progress and consultation
with senior RHRU staff and provide reports to senior management team

.BSC in Dietetics and registration with the
relevant Health Professions Council.
.Knowledge of nutrition management for adults and
children with HIV/AIDS and TB
.Skills in Nutrition Assessment and Research
.Knowledge in monitoring and evaluation of the
.Good training and communication skills
.Knowledgeable about the integrated Nutrition

Other Requirements/Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including
presentation skills
Ability to work in a diverse team.
Above average computer skills, particularly in MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint
and MS Word
Experience in dealing with provincial and local health authorities
Drivers licence

Interested candidates should please send their CV's and clearly marked
motivation letter for the position "Dietician" Your CV must include at
least two professional references for contact (name and contact
information to The Human Resources Department, RHRU, Durban or fax to
(031) 261 8840 or email to
<> . Applications close 1 8 August 2006

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thank you

Dr Arthi Ramkissoon
Director STI/HIV
Reproductive Health & HIV Research Unit
University of Witwatersrand
3rd floor, Westridge Medical Centre
95 Jan Smuts Highway, Durban 4001
South Africa
Tel 031 261 8840 ext 120
Cell 082 410 5709