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PS Clinical Dietitian

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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

Job Details

PS Clinical Dietitian

Job Summary

The Office of Wellness and Integrative Health seeks a Clinical Dietitian to assist in the development and implementation of innovative nutrition-based wellness programs for patients and employees and to perform clinical nutrition services with patients. The ideal applicant has a background in coaching in addition to nutrition prescription.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a professional representative of the Osher Center for Integrative Health to both internal and external clients.
  • Delivers wellness services including health coaching, nutrition-based education, wellness presentations and programming directly to clients and patients.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of innovative weight management and lifestyle behavior change programs in accordance with evidence-based strategies.
  • Assesses patients’ nutritional status and screens for potential risks.
  • Ascertains patients’ diet history, anthropometries, and pertinent lab values based on BEE, oral, anabolic, enteral, parenteral and degree of metabolic stress.
  • Educates patients and their families on nutritional needs and/or diets; assesses patients’ understanding of and compliance with prescribed diet principles.
  • Assists in planning patient menus and/or menu modifications according to the approved diet manual.
  • Assists in the development of and participates in departmental and interdisciplinary quality improvement programs.
  • Responsible for compiling and assessing patient charges on assigned units.
  • Participates in departmental staff meetings and communicates patient care and other issues to management.
  • Responsible for keeping updated on developments in clinical nutrition in assigned/specialty areas and maintaining up-to-date standards of practice in areas of specialties.
  • May mentor Nutrition and/or Wellness Coaching students during clinical placements or projects.

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

  • 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.

  • CHES or NBHWC certification with documented health coaching experience
  • Master’s degree in a health-related field or equivalency.
  • One to three years of experience in health or nutrition education or a related area.
  • Background or understanding of exercise science principles.
  • Experience working with individuals with chronic health conditions.
  • Experience working with a variety of patient populations including pediatric, geriatric, and eating disorders.
  • Current License to practice as a Certified Dietitian in the State of Utah.
  • Comfortable with integrative health coaching to support patients in making behavior change
  • One to two years of experience with eating disorders, pediatric nutrition, or tube feeding (TPN).

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38667B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday - Friday
Department: 01620 - Chief Wellness Office
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $56,250-$60,937 ABA, position is $45,000- $48,750 for .75FTE
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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