Candidate will manage the dietary clinical care of overweight and obese individuals including those with co-morbid health conditions (e.g. type 2 diabetes). These responsibilities include nutrition assessments, provision of diet instructions and individual counseling and education, collection of dietary intake via standardized methodologies, collection of anthropometric data, prescription of very-low energy diets and development of step-down diets for patients, mentoring of dietetic interns and continuous development of curriculum. In addition, candidate must have knowledge and expertise of weight management in children and adolescence. Patients are also part of ongoing research investigations. Candidate will be responsible for nutrition evaluation, nutrition data entry and analysis as part of an ongoing research endeavors. Candidate must be able to work with investigators on moderately complex research projects according to plan; reviews progress and evaluates results. Consults with users to refine or adapt methodologies to fit research requirements; collaborates in development of new techniques and instruments. Gathers data systematically, supervises data collection and verification. Co-authors publications, and may co-present with Principal Investigator at meetings and conferences.
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or Dietetics with current RD status. Current Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration in good standing. Must possess knowledge of nutrition therapies for obese, diabetic and cardiac patients, and knowledge of pharmacologic interventions employed in weight management. Must be familiar with VLED and meal replacement systems. Experience in nutrition data entry. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communications and team playing attributes. Ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision.
Master's of Science in nutrition, environmental health, biochemistry, microbiology or MPH preferred.
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