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Current Openings

Nutritionist – Knox County Health Department

Position Information
Position Title
  Nutritionist
Hiring Organization
  Knox County Health Department
Location
  Knoxville, TN
Type of Position
  Full-time
Hiring Organization’s Website
  https://www.knoxcounty.org/health/
Candidate Requirements
  Minimum Training & Qualifications Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, or related field Minimum of one year of progressive Public Health Nutrition experience, or similar Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for employment into the position Must meet State of Tennessee licensure requirements and/or maintain status as a Registered Dietician May require to possess and maintain a valid Tennessee Driver’s License depending upon work assignment

Specialized Knowledge Must be proficient in Windows OS and Microsoft Office

Competencies Ensure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours Basic understanding of computers, printers and other office equipment Ability to focus and demonstrate great attention to detail Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team Contribute to continuous performance improvement Modify practices in consideration of changes Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions Communicate in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency Convey data and information Recognize the influence of population diversity of programs, policies and services Develop and maintain relationships that affect health Make evidence-based decisions

Physical Requirements This position requires the ability to engage in occasional light physical activity

Occupational Hazards N/A

Brief Job Description
  Purpose of Job The purpose of this classification is to plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate the nutritional component of public health services for the Health Department. Essential Functions The Nutritionist is responsible for the following essential functions: Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals Serves as nutrition professional for the Health Department, responsible for planning, managing, implementing, and evaluating community nutrition, breastfeeding, worksite wellness and chronic disease prevention programs and services and for coordinating nutrition services with other health services Establishes joint or coordinated programs with local health care facilities, food assistance programs, child day care services, meal programs for the elderly, and other health and human services and educational institutions in the community Oversees the work of support staff Conducts community assessment of the county’s nutrition and diet-related health problems and available resources to determine nutrition needs in the population; develops operational plans for nutrition service delivery; utilizes Health Department management and client information systems to monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and to document activities and outcomes Interprets and disseminates current scientific information regarding food, nutrition, diet, and health to professionals working in the department, related health and human services agencies, educational institutions, and the general public Plans, directs, arranges, and evaluates educational programs for professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers, peer counselors, clients, and the public Speaks on nutrition and health through group programs, school programs, and local newspapers, radio and television stations Selects and/or develops, evaluates, and revises nutrition education materials for use by the Health Department; utilizes available nutrition curriculum for training health and human service professionals, teachers, and students Provides expert nutritional case consultation to Health Department care providers and professionals in local health care facilities; evaluates consultation to determine its effectiveness in accomplishing objectives Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office Perform other duties as required Knox County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Knox County Government may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Application & Contact
Applications will be accepted until:
  Until Filled
Interested candidates should apply by:
 
  • Visiting our website
Online Application Link (if applicable)
  Apply online
Contact’s Name (if applicable)
  Abigail Ford
Contact or Organization’s Email (if applicable)
  abigail.ford.081@gmail.com

Clinical Instructor – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position Information
Position Title
  Clinical Instructor
Hiring Organization
  University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
  Knoxville, TN
Type of Position
  Full-time
Hiring Organization’s Website
  https://nutrition.utk.edu/
Candidate Requirements
  Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree, credentialing as a RDN by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) in Tennessee, 2+ years practice experience in clinical nutrition/dietetics, excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, detail-oriented with strong organizational, data management, and technology skills, a commitment to innovation in nutrition and dietetics education, and passion for developing the next generation of practitioners. Creativity, flexibility, and ability to work with diverse populations, particularly underserved and minority groups, is essential. Active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as experience working with interpreters in healthcare settings is desired.
Brief Job Description
  The Department of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track clinical instructor position with an expected start date of August 1, 2021. The individual in this position will play an integral role in training nutrition and dietetics students enrolled in the Future Education Model Graduate Program, which bridges applied coursework in our ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics at the undergraduate level with a new M.S. concentration in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and reorganized experiential learning components from the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship. This program uniquely integrates experiential learning in a stepwise progression from simulations to practice, emphasizes mentoring of senior-level undergraduates by graduate students in the practice setting, and will culminate in a clinical outcomes data monitoring and analysis project. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians.

Primary responsibilities will include direct supervision of multiple students enrolled in applied courses involving direct client care within Federally Qualified Health Center outpatient clinics in the Greater Knoxville area. The instructor will provide guidance and support as students employ the Nutrition Care Process to provide nutrition education and counseling to diverse clients who may have wide-ranging health conditions. The candidate is expected to be successful in a fast-paced setting grounded in evidence-based practice, client-centered care, and interprofessional collaboration. The instructor may also participate in the design and implementation of simulation experiences on campus to prepare students for a successful transition to the clinic setting. Opportunities for involvement in the development of new courses, in coordination with program faculty, is also possible. Service activities will be as assigned based on the instructor’s interest and experience as well as departmental need. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application & Contact
Applications will be accepted until:
  Review begins May 30, 2021, until filled
Interested candidates should apply by:
 
  • Visiting our website
Online Application Link (if applicable)
  https://apply.interfolio.com/87227
Contact’s Name (if applicable)
  Melissa Hansen-Petrik
Contact or Organization’s Email (if applicable)
  phansen@utk.edu

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