Clinician Educator Medical Nutrition Therapy

University of Bridgeport
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Bridgeport is seeking applicants for the Clinician Educator for Medical Nutrition Therapy position. This position will provide medical nutrition therapy for patients while training and supervising nutrition interns at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)/Community Health Centers (CHC) (hereafter Facility). Maintain patient records and prepare documentation for Medicaid and Medicare or other patient billing, where permissible, and assign to Facility for processing. Work closely with Facility medical and administrative staff and University supervisors to provide evidence-based, medical nutrition therapy. Regularly evaluate and document student performance, and assess outcomes. Participate in and/or support research and scholarship. Demonstrate leadership with regard to the expanding role of nutrition students within Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers and the University of Bridgeport policies, handbooks, and agreements, as well as applicable laws. This position is located in Bridgeport, CT.

Practice site: Federally Qualified Health Center and Community Health Center with occasional meetings or other events on campus.

Nature of Position: Administrative year-round (non-faculty; non-tenure track)

  • Maintain patient charts and other data, billing records, and time sheets and submit to Facility and/or University (as applicable) in a timely manner as required by Facility, federal and state law, and University policy.
  • Upon request, provide all information and records required for Medicare, Medicaid or insurance carrier billing, assign all patient billing to Facility, and cooperate with regard to Facility’s submission of billing to Medicare/Medicaid or private carrier.
  • Comply with Medicaid, Medicare and other pertinent laws and regulations, and supervise resident’s and student’s compliance.
  • Attain and maintain credentialing with assigned Facility.
  • Responsible for the evaluation and management of patients and direct supervision of patient care as administered by nutrition students.
  • Ensures that the patient electronic health care record is current and properly documented.
  • Complete satisfactorily all education requirements by Facility.
  • Attend and participate at Facility medical staff meetings.
  • Submit monthly patient statistics and hourly time sheets by the third day of the following month to the program director.
  • Registered dietician (RD) or Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with a CT certification as dietician/nutritionist (CDN)
  • Must be eligible to be a CNS supervisor, including master’s degree in a field of nutrition/dietetics and a minimum of 3 years full time clinical experience in personalized nutrition care or the equivalent.
  • Full-Time Preferred, part-time required
  • Strong interest in community health and nutrition education
  • Meets credentialing requirements of Federally Qualified Health Center (offer of employment contingent upon credentialing).
  • Previous teaching experience in a professional program. (Preferred)
  • Bilingual: Spanish/English (Preferred)
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


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