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Nutritionist
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LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

Nasang Road Phoumork Village Luang Prabang District Luang Prabang

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Vacancy of Nutritionist

Job Title:                               Nutritionist (Lao National Only)

Institution:                              Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), Luang Prabang, Laos                   

Nature of work:                      Full-time

Report to:                               Medical Educator Director

Application’s Closing Date:   28/02/2019

LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to babies and children throughout Northern Lao. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities.

The LFHC nutritionist will provide expert consultations for children of all ages, from birth to 15 years of age in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Expertise in management of acute and chronic malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, failure to thrive, and the special nutrition issues of children who are developmentally disabled or have chronic illness is important.  They will work in teams with both Lao and expatriate clinical staff. They must be compassionate, work well with colleagues, and be able to communicate well with both children and their families. Knowledge of Lao-specific nutrition issues is essential. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and caring for infants and children in both outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Leading the development and implementation of the nutrition and malnutrition program at LFHC in collaboration with LFHC clinical staff
  • Recording the details of the nutritional consultation in the electronic medical records system
  • Supporting procurement process for therapeutic foods and formulas in cooperation with administration
  • Promoting nutrition education with patients and their families
  • Conducting continuing medical education training for LFHC clinical staff
  • Liaise with district, provincial and national nutrition programs
  • Regular attendance at staff meetings

Candidate Specifications:

  • Qualification in in Nutrition or food sciences required
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Knowledge of English language required.
  • Ability to communicate in Lao & English fluently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be enthusiastic, motivated and driven
  • Be honest and trustworthy 

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume with three references from past employers to hr@fwablaos.org or for more information please call at 071 254247 (ext. 222) or 020 29392996

REMARK: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

  • job summary
  • Post Date 04 February 2019
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Entry Level
  • Job Industry MEDICAL / PHARMACEUTICAL
  • Job Function Nutritionist
  • Job Location Luang Prabang
LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

Nasang Road Phoumork Village Luang Prabang District Luang Prabang

Contact
Email : hr@fwablaos.org
Telephone : 071 254 247
ABOUT COMPANY

Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 26-bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organization Friends Without A Border that is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital and it has been developing its services since then.

 

LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to babies and children throughout Northern Lao. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities.  A major goal of this hospital is to promote the clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions within the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.

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