University of Utah Metabolic Dietitian in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/04/2018

Requisition Number PRN16782B

Job Title Clinical Dietitian

Working Title Metabolic Dietitian

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00854 - Pediatric Genetics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $48,447 - $62,357

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Medical Genetics in the University of Utah, School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Metabolic Dietitian. Incumbent will provide comprehensive nutrition services for patients with inborn errors of metabolism through clinical practice, education, advocacy, and research. If you are interested in becoming part of a team whose mission is to improve the lives of children, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

The University of Utah offers an exceptional benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Department of Pediatrics.


•Provide nutrition therapy for patients with inborn errors of metabolism utilizing ongoing laboratory data, food records and growth patterns as the basis for determining dietary recommendations.

•Interpret medical, laboratory and dietary parameters to calculate prescriptions for special diets and medical foods.

•Maintain records of patients’ dietary prescriptions, analyses, growth and nutritional status, and education/counseling sessions.

•Participate as an interdisciplinary team member of the Metabolic Team.

•Provide consultative services to outside agencies and physicians for patients who are hospitalized or have special medical needs (e.g.,MPKU) in conjunction with the medical director of the clinic.

•Provide patient education (for patients of the Metabolic Clinic) on both an inpatient and outpatient service basis and develop new approaches for educating patients and families.

•Participate in division-based research and quality improvement projects.

•Teach nutrition, nursing, genetic counseling and medical students, and residents about diet therapy of genetic metabolic disorders.

•Develop liaisons with the Utah Department of Health, Newborn Screening Program,ARUP,IPAD, and pharmaceutical companies.

•Analyze diets for research and clinical studies using MetabolicPro and Food Processor diet analysis software.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science or a related field, or equivalency; two years of clinical/practical experience; demonstrated human relation, computer literacy, and effective communication skills; and completion of a hospital provided supervisory training program within the first year of employment required. The incumbent must be a Registered Dietician with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and possess current certification with the State of Utah or obtain certification within one month of employment.ADACertification in a specific area of specialization may be preferred.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.