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PS Clinical Dietitian

Employer
University of Utah
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time


PS Clinical Dietitian

Job Summary

Job Summary:
The Division of Medical Genetics in the University of Utah, School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a part-time Metabolic Dietitian in Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska clinics. Incumbent will provide comprehensive nutrition services for patients with inborn errors of metabolism through clinical practice, education, advocacy, and research. If you are interested in becoming part of a team whose mission is to improve the lives of children, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Responsibilities
Essential Functions:
  • Provide nutrition therapy for patients with inborn errors of metabolism utilizing ongoing laboratory data, food records and growth patterns as the basis for determining dietary recommendations.
  • Interpret medical, laboratory and dietary parameters to calculate prescriptions for special diets and medical foods.
  • Communicate laboratory results and changes to diet/medication therapy to patients.
  • Maintain records of patients’ dietary prescriptions, analyses, growth and nutritional status, and education/counseling sessions.
  • Participate as an interdisciplinary team member of the Metabolic Team.
  • Provide consultative services to outside agencies and physicians for patients who are hospitalized or have special medical needs (e.g., MPKU) in conjunction with the medical director of the clinic.
  • Rotate on-call responsibilities with other metabolic dietitians to provide inpatient nutrition consultation for hospitalized metabolic patients. Average on-call requirement is 1-2 weeks per month. This consists of being available via email/phone to the on-call geneticist, including evenings and weekends.
  • Provide patient education to metabolic patients on both an inpatient and outpatient service basis and develop new approaches for educating patients and families.
  • Participate in division-based research and quality improvement projects.
  • Coordinate with metabolic providers and medical secretary to submit documentation to insurance companies for medication and formula coverage.
  • Teach nutrition, nursing, genetic counseling and medical students, and residents about diet therapy of genetic metabolic disorders.
  • Develop liaisons with the Alaska Department of Health, Newborn Screening Program, ARUP, IPAD, and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Analyze diets for research and clinical studies using MetabolicPro and Food Processor diet analysis software.
  • Plan and facilitate community events for patients and families (e.g., social events, medical conferences).



Disclaimer:This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:Nearly Continuously: Office environment.Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications
- Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Current License to practice as a Certified Dietitian in the State of Utah.

Preferred
- Two years of clinical/practical experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
- Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) Training.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences
Preferences:
  • Current License to practice as a Certified Dietitian in the State of Alaska.
  • Advanced certification in a specific area of specialization (such as pediatrics or nutrition support) may be preferred.
  • Demonstrated human relation, computer literacy, and effective communication skills.


Special Instructions


Requisition Number: PRN14858N
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary: Part-time, Monday - Friday, and as clinic is scheduled. 
Department: 00848 - Pediatric Administration
Location: Other
Pay Rate Range: Up to $94,000 full-time ABA, depending on experience. Compensation rate to be prorated based on FTE.
Close Date:
Open Until Filled:

To apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/165049


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