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Clinical Dietician, part-time (4398U), University Health Services - 36900

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco
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Clinical Dietician, part-time (4398U), University Health Services - 36900 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.

Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consists of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 06/23/2022.

    Applies advanced concepts of Medical Nutrition Therapy to educate students affected by or at risk for disease. Diet recommendations should incorporate individual lifestyles, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and religious beliefs. As needed, refers patients to other types of care, such as psychological counseling or eating disorder team, when patient needs exceed scope of RD's practice. Provides services via in-person contact and telehealth format. Provides nutrition education for students in the form of drop-in nutrition counseling, creation of written or video-based educational content, and group presentations on topics such as simple meal planning and cooking techniques, weight management, and eating on a budget. Conducts trainings, guest lectures, and consultation to the campus community along with in-service training for medical staff.

Required Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Registered dietitian Advanced knowledge of all aspects of nutrition impacting college age students. Ability to apply motivational techniques and appropriate interventions to encourage individuals to move towards readiness to change behaviors. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to connect with and motivate highly resistant patients and facilitate referrals to higher levels of care as needed. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with diverse client groups. Ability to create diet recommendations based on individual lifestyles, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and religious beliefs. Ensure that the quality and appropriateness of patient care meets or exceeds industry standards and ensure that all services are in compliance with state and federal laws. Effective group presentation skills to facilitate trainings, lectures, demonstrations. Knowledge of California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality and confidentiality of health information. Knowledge of and ability to use electronic health records effectively. Note: MNT will be provided at University Health Center (2222 Bancroft Way), while nutrition education services may be offered at other campus locations. Willingness to work from various locations on campus, and occasional evenings, is required.

Preferred Qualifications
    Master's degree preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 50% part-time (20 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $62,300.00 - $90,700.00 (figures shown at 100% salary).

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance, and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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