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Open Rank- Clinical Instructor/ Clinical Senior Instructor - Dietician

Company: University of Colorado
Location: aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Open Rank- Clinical Instructor or Clinical Senior Instructor

Student/Resident Mental Health Dietician

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has just welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MD and is in the process of growing the Department of Psychiatry with new programs and expanding existing programs.

Position Summary:

The part-time registered dietitian (RD) will provide individual counseling and education for our Student and Resident Mental Health patients. SRMH is a clinical service in operation since 2008 and provides and coordinates mental health and wellness services to approximately 4300 health professional students and more than 1000 CU GME and Denver Health residents and fellows.

The RD will work with patients who desire to establish healthy eating patterns, including patients with eating disorders and patients with chronic or acute illness. The RD will conduct nutrition assessments and create diet plans. They should be able to analyze the effectiveness of interventions and adapt accordingly. They will coordinate with other SRMH clinicians. This The position is 8 hours per week and can be between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday or 8am to 5pm Thursday or Friday. This clinician will practice virtually and in the Fitzsimons Building location.

The SRMH team members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. The team provides initial psychiatric evaluations, ongoing mental health care, and referrals, as necessary. SRMH supports the missions of all the schools, helping them effectively address mental health issues that arise in their programs or with their students.

Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Clinical Instructor or Clinical Senior Instructor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below.

Along with open rank, there may be an opportunity to work at additional clinical and/or research settings based on skillset and program needs. Additional clinics in this Division include:

* UCH Outpatient services and resident clinic * UCH ED Coverage * UCH CL Services * Women's Behavioral Health * START Center * Student and Resident Mental Health * Faculty and Staff Mental Health * OCD Services * Faculty Practice * Refugee services * Early Onset Psychosis Services * Geriatric Behavioral Health Services * Integrated services within but not limited to, Transplant, Burn Unit, Neurology, NICU * Cohen Military Clinics * Johnson Depression Center * Encompass Schools- Telehealth * Executive Functioning Clinic

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provide patient centered individual dietary assessment, education, and counseling * Develop nutrition plans and implement interventions based on patient's health status * Collaborate with other SRMH clinicians and deliver patient nutrition recommendations * Serve as a resource to the campus and community for existing and new programs in the areas of health and wellness. * Facilitate group sessions * Document patient visits using an electronic medical record within 24-hours of the visit. * Provide outreach to the schools, colleges, and programs * Participate in scheduled individual supervision, health team meetings, interdisciplinary work groups, staff meetings, and other required meetings. * Utilize best practices and provide all treatment within appropriate limits. Complete and follow through with financial and clinical information necessary to ensure reimbursement for provided services * Demonstrate high quality customer service focus, excellent communication, and professionalism with clinic users, co-workers, and representatives from outside agencies * Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

Clinical Instructor/Senior Instructor: The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $58,000 to $80,000.

This represents the 25-50 percentile of the salary range which is reflective of a candidate with 1-7 years of experience. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Current RDN certification * Master's degree * 2 years of professional level experience in nutrition and dietetics * Experience working with patients with eating disorders

Clincal Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. Minimum degree qualifications: RDN

Clinical Senior Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. Minimum degree qualifications: RDN

Preferred Qualifications:

* Relevant Advanced Certifications with CDR * 1 year of outpatient clinic education and counseling.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Strong patient counseling and behavior change strategies * Must be knowledgeable about eating disorders * Must be knowledgeable about the impact of chronic and acute illness and nutritional status * Assist with community and campus health and wellness outreach in professional manner. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution and community. * Outstanding customer service skills * Strong interpersonal skills * Self-directed and flexible * Promote and advance diversity and inclusion at all levels * Strong computer skills with the ability to learn and use an EMR. * Must develop knowledge about health schools on the Anschutz Medical Campus. * Must be able to work closely and collaboratively with students and faculty. * Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Department of Psychiatry including Departmental Chair, Program Directors, and administrative staff. * Knowledge of how to improve chronic illness outcomes integrating nutrition, activity, and mindset strategies. * Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. * Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and E-mail * Must remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

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