Dietetic Technician

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Apr 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



University of Colorado School of Medicine

Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Genetics- Dietetic Tech

Position # 703766 - Requisition #09187



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Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Dietetic Technician. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position is responsible for:

Performing a variety of duties involved in assisting metabolic dietitians in monitoring laboratory values, completing diet analysis, making diet changes, communicating with patients and/or their families, and assisting with group education classes. Specific duties include analyzing diet records from patients with inherited metabolic disorders; collecting, analyzing and tracking values; assisting Registered Dietician (RD) with; calculating diet changes and tracking lab values with the assistance from the RD; maintaining and stocking metabolic formulas in the low protein food store; and tracking stock levels using an Excel spreadsheet. After specific training this position will be responsible for providing three day intake or 24 hour recall from patients over the phone and in a clinic setting. Guidance from the RD will be provided when emergent situations arise or with situations unfamiliar to the Diet Tech.



Examples of Work Performed:

• Maintains day to day operation of dietitian assistant clinical functions
• Performs nutrition screening
• Responsible for executing 24 hour dietary recalls
• Performs diet analysis, diet changes and diet counseling
• Updates the Phenylketonuria ( PKU )Metabolic Disease registry data entry as directed

by Registered Dietician; the registry is a database used for PKU Demographics,

Outcomes and Safety
• Maintain stock levels of metabolic formula in the low protein food store

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Competencies:

§ Ability to interpret complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

§ Experience that demonstrates strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds which also includes experience working with students, staff, and faculty, within a higher education and/or academic medical environment.

§ Must possess a professional demeanor and have experience that demonstrates problem solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with minimal supervision.

§ The successful candidate will be detail oriented, self-motivated, a fast learner and possess exc elle nt time management, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

§ Ability to take direction and use independent judgment to coordinate various projects and meet multiple deadlines



Supervision Received

§ This position will operate under the supervision of the Director of the IMD Nutrition program.

§ Performs work with minimal supervision and oversight. Work assignments are generally structured. Employee is responsible for organizing complex, varied, and simultaneous coordination of several functions, processes or projects in various stages of completion along with supervisory oversight.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

§ Associate Degree in Nutrition

Substitution: Professional Clinical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the Associate's degree requirement.

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to interpret complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds which also includes experience working with students, staff, and faculty within a higher education and/or academic medical environment.

• Excellent organizational skills.

• Knowledge of medical terminology.

Preferred Qualifications

•Completed a bachelor's degree in nutrition or a related medical field at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
• Eligible for DTR Certification
• Bilingual preferred.


Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Laurie Bernstein at laurie.bernstein@childrenscolorado.org

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Job Category: Professional Support Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20873 - SOM-PEDS Stolinsky GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 15, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Laurie Bernstein

Posting Contact Email: laurie.bernstein@childrenscolorado.org

Position Number: 00703766

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