Lead Registered Dietitian

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Logo Posting Number STA00117PO18 Classification Title Nutritionist IV Internal Title Lead Registered Dietitian Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band 6 Advertised Minimum Salary $44,056 Advertised Salary Range $44,056-$67,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Due to nature of position evening or weekends may be required during emergencies or periods of heavier work-loads.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Health and Human Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Wellness, Prevention and Advocacy Services at the University of South Carolina (USC), the Lead Registered Dietitian guides and provides nutrition education and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to members of the University community including students, faculty and staff. The main focus of this position is to provide clinically appropriate nutrition education and MNT toward the collaborative management of eating disorders and MNT for medical disorders including diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders and other medical nutrition disorders, as well as weight management counseling that utilizes a non-diet approach and health-at-every-size model. The Lead RDN will supervise a Nutritionist IV and will provide feedback about cases, department productivity and performance. This RDN will also supervise 2-4 dietetic interns during their semester rotations. The Registered Dietition Nutritionist (RDN) will participate in eating disorder consultation team activities and serve on collaborative teams within Student Health Services to provide effective nutrition services within our Patient-Centered Medical Home. This position works collaboratively within Healthy Campus Initiatives of Student Health Services and with campus and community partners toward the achievement of Healthy Campus 2020 objectives and strategic campus goals for healthy eating. Duties may include, but are not limited to: leading an eating disorders group, mindful eating workshops and occasional classroom presentations. Will participate in QI and Peer Review and will support the unique nutritional needs of all races, ethnicities and gender presentations during each session. Maintains credentialing and privileges as outlined by SHS by-laws.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, nutrition education, or other related area and 3 years experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting; or a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, community nutrition or other related area and 5 years experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting. Registered as a Dietitian required. Employee must obtain and maintain clinical privileges as outlined by Student Health Services by-laws as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in college health, eating disorders and working in a team environment to include physicians, case managers, counselors etc. Knowledge and experience in working with sports nutrition, eating disorders, weight management,supervision and clinical nutrition and chronic disease management (e.g diabetes, celiac, Crohn's, etc.).


Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health nutrition as related to the control of disease and promotion of health. Knowledge of principles and practices of treating eating disorders. Knowledge of trends in the fields of health care, nutrition and dietetics. Knowledge of the science and practice of human nutrition and standards of practice in dietetics. Knowledge of food composition and major sources of nutrients
Knowledge of social, cultural, and economic factors related to the nutritional status and dietary habits of individuals.
Knowledge of program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics. Knowledge of principles of data collection, analysis and design of management information systems.
Working knowledge of human behavior and techniques for the modification of eating habits. Experience supervising staff.
Strong facilitation and presentation skills
Must also have an intermediate desktop publishing, word processing, and spreadsheet skills.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 03/05/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 02/09/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/25600 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, nutrition education, or other related area and 3 years of experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting; OR at least a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, community nutrition or other related area and 5 years of experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you registered as a Dietitian?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your experiences that you believe are relevant based upon the position description.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
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