This is professional work in the area of nutritional care and
An employee allocated to this class of work provides counseling
to patients with medical problems affected by nutritional status
and nutrition education to students with a focus on disease
prevention. Work is performed under general direction of an
administrative superior or selected physician staff and is
evaluated through periodic conferences and the observation of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides nutritional counseling on an individual basis upon
referral by clinicians as a part of the clinical treatment plan.
Provides nutritional counseling for groups of patients needing
ongoing assistance with management of a specific nutritional
problem as a part of the overall clinical treatment plan.
Develops and implements new nutrition programs and services
based on students' needs.
Directs the implementation of the nutrition component of the
Eating Disorders Program.
Serves as a consultant to the Women's Clinic Clinicians in the
prevention and treatment of patients with clinical problems
which have a nutritional component.
Serves as a consultant to physicians in the medical clinics in
the management of diabetic patients.
Conducts a peer education outreach program in basic nutrition
and maintains supervisory responsibility for peer education
Develops and maintains print and non-print educational materials
on nutritional topics for use by students and clinicians.
Provides in-service educational programs for clinicians on
nutritional topics as needed.
Collaborates with teaching faculty in food and nutrition science
to provide internship opportunities for students.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an
advanced degree in nutrition or its equivalent in education and
experience or a bachelor's degree in nutrition with licensure as
a registered dietitian; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of
nutritional care and counseling.
Skill in planning a variety of nutrition education programs.
Skill in involving potential program users in the program
Ability to identify nutrition education needs and to develop
appropriate programs to meet those needs.
Ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with students, faculty, and staff.