This position works in the UHS medical clinics and reports to the UHS Medical Director. Work hours will be between 20-30 hours/week in the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week in the summer. Monthly salary posted will vary depending on hours decided to work per week. Work hours to be discussed during interview. (Note: List of references must be professional.)
Provide medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, and education to patients with acute or chronic conditions in University Health Services medical clinics and from Counseling and Mental Health Center.
Provides individual nutrition assessment, develops treatment plans, and consultations for UT Austin students. Utilizes standardized medical nutrition therapy protocols and monitors effectiveness. Tailors education strategies and therapeutic goals to client's specific needs. Refers clients to on- and off-campus resources as needed. Documents thoroughly and accurately in the electronic medical record according to all applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions and education. Attends Eating Disorder Assessment and Support Team (EDAST) weekly meetings. As a member of EDAST, develops multidisciplinary care plans for students participating in the Mindful Eating Program. Maintains a working knowledge of referral processing, scheduling, and all rules and regulations related to patient privacy and confidentiality. Maintains a working knowledge of the charging process and billing procedures.
Participates in continuing education activities that enhance the delivery of medical nutrition therapy. Exhibits exceptional customer service, professionalism, and teamwork. Other related activities as assigned.
Bachelor's degree of science in nutrition, dietetics, or similar course of study. Two years of experience providing clinical nutrition consultations. Must be a registered dietitian and a licensed dietitian in the State of Texas. Demonstrated communication skills that contribute to effective collaboration among diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. Excellent verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse community and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or related field. More than two years experience providing clinical consultations for clients with eating disorders. Experience working as part of an eating disorder treatment team. Two or more years experience providing nutrition assessment and nutrition therapy for college students. Demonstrated ability to provide rapid, thorough nutrition assessments. Experience using motivational interviewing techniques and intuitive eating principles. Extensive knowledge of current and emerging college health issues related to nutrition (specifically eating disorders, disordered eating, weight management, body image, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and sports nutrition) as well as intervention methods. Experience using an electronic medical record.
May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Standard medical clinic conditions. Exposure to fumes, chemicals, sprays, and commercial items found in standard office conditions, medical clinics, and in repairs and maintenance.