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Employement Status: Full Time
Job Type: Clinical Dietitian
Qualifications & Description
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
The Clinical Dietitian is a staff member of the Waisman Center (WC), University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Genetics Clinical Services Work Unit. This position will provide direct clinical services to infants and children with autism spectrum disorders, complex developmental disabilities, high-risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates, feeding disorders and Down Syndrome, and their families and patients served in Waisman Center Clinics. This position will work closely with other providers and interdisciplinary teams; and will supervise other clinical dietitians in the WC UCEDD clinics. This position will be involved in nutrition education, outreach and research activities in support of UCEDD and associated clinical, training and research programs.
70% – Provide Direct Clinical Services – Provide nutrition assessment and counseling for infants and children with developmental disabilities (and their families) in the clinics located in the Waisman Center; work with other health professionals on interdisciplinary clinical teams; document all assessment and intervention services; provide technical assistance and consultation in compliance with UCEDD and American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) requirements; contribute to interdisciplinary diagnostic and follow up consultations; and provide consultation and technical assistance to families and community service providers in the area of nutrition concerns for children with developmental disabilities. May provide clinical services to clients/patients within the Newborn Screening program.
20% – Clinical Training and Supervision – Train UCEDD graduate student and community trainees (e.g. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutritionists, and early intervention providers to conduct specific clinical nutrition, feeding, and public health needs assessments and follow-up) to provide nutrition services for children with special health care needs. Supervise other clinical dietitians in the UCEDD DD and Genetics Clinical Services work unit. Will work with other clinical staff to provide clinical training, public health and nutrition education to long-term Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary trainees in nutrition.
10% – Other Duties to support the core functions of the UCEDD – Assist in writing grants, preparing and supporting contracts, clinical research and dissemination activities as a part of the Waisman Center UCEDD. Participate in and represent UCEDD and/or LEND on local, state, national committees as requested and present at conferences, committees, and other outreach events as well as internal committees. Work with investigators and staff of the UCEDD and IDDRC (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center) to support information sharing on research projects, and opportunities to participate with Center-based investigations.