The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Registered Dietitian - Nutrition and Behavior Change Lead

Hiring department Psychiatry
Monthly salary $3,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-26-01-6138
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Dell Medical School is building on the core purpose to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem for the benefit of all. To get there, we follow these fundamental values: The Nutrition and Behavior Change Lead is critical to achieving excellence in the delivery of integrated behavioral health services in the Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) at Dell Med.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Help develop and implement evidence-based protocols for diet and lifestyle change to help patients achieve their health goals.

Essential Functions

Provide direct counseling services to patients in the Dell Medical School Integrated Practice Units (IPUs). Attend IPU team meetings to discuss care pathways for patients. Serve as a nutritional consultant to members of the Collaborative Care team, physician providers and other clinical staff. Develop protocols and materials to educate patients on evidence-based diet and lifestyle approaches to improved mental and physical health. Assist in development and delivery of training programs for physicians, clinical staff, patients and/or community members to improve sensitivity and sophistication with regard to diet as a pathway to health.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar course of study. Must be registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or eligible for registration within six months of hire, and licensed by the State of Texas. Two years of experience providing nutrition services and education. Must be able to speak and write Spanish. Must have knowledge of evidenced-based practices. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and written. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Willingness to innovate and engage others in educational and training programs. Professional demeanor with tact and respect at all times. Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal or urgent situations. A self-starter with the ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Highly detail-oriented. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

At least five years of experience providing direct patient care in a medical setting. Experience promoting evidence-based practices with medically under-served populations.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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