JOB DESCRIPTION: Works within the nutrition services unit of Emory Campus Life to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients with health problems affected by nutrition status. This includes evaluation, assessment, and treatment plan development, as well as nutrition education for enhancing nutrition status and for disease prevention. Works with the campus community and University Health Services staff in assessing students' needs and developing and implementing nutrition programs and services. Provides medical nutrition therapy for individuals upon referral by clinicians as a part of the clinical treatment plan. Provides nutritional counseling and education for individuals seeking guidance on general nutrition principles and education. Participates as a member of the Eating Disorders Solution Team. Attends meetings and collaborates with therapists and medical providers for evaluation and treatment of eating disordered patients. May develop and provide outreach programs such as campus-wide or area-specific health education campaigns. This may include but not limited to programs which may be didactic, group counseling/education, culinary skills classes. May provide educational programs for classes, residence halls, and student groups. Develops and maintains print and electronic educational materials on nutritional topics for use by students and clinicians. Counsels and instructs eligible family and friends of nutrition clients on nutrition principles as needed. Pursues ongoing research, training and education, which enhance ability to work more effectively with all patients. Collaborates with health professionals in the athletic department; develops and presents current and evidenced-based sport nutrition programming. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, or a related field and three years of experience in clinical nutrition and/or health education programs. Experienced in using Motivation Interviewing. Licensed as a dietitian in the state of Georgia. Registered with the American Dietetic Association. A master's degree in nutrition or health education is preferred. Knowledge of and experience working with young adults (eating disordered experience is preferred) as well as adults, and experience in providing medical nutrition therapy is preferred.