Job Standard for Dietician/Nutrition Specialist
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Dietitian/Nutrition Specialist Overview
- Person Group: Professional
- Job Code: 75710
- Pay Grade: P6
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Intermediate
- Family: Health Services
- Function: Clinical
Dieticians / nutrition specialists who consult on proper nutritional and dietary standards, design diets for populations of patients, students, or other client groups; may analyze food content, develop specialized diets, ensure food safety, and related.
Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus 2 years relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to develop meal plans and give advice.
- Ability to conduct detailed consultations regarding diet and nutrition
- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
- Good knowledge of: principles and processes for providing customer and personal services;
- Experience: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions; talking to others to convey information effectively.
60 % of Time Dietician/Nutrition Specialist will:
- Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
- Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
- Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
- Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, health eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
- Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client.
35% of Time Dietician/Nutrition Specialist:
- Can be determined by department needs
5% of Time Dietician/Nutrition Specialist:
- Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection
Not applicable for Dietitian/Nutrition Specialist
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.