Job Information

University of Utah PS Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist, Research in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN36384B

Job Title PS Clinical Dietitian

Working Title PS Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist, Research

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M – F, varied

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50,250

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position requires the organization of a nutrition research project that entails planning, directing, and overseeing all aspects of the grant activities as it pertains to work with research data collection in the Park City-Heber area community senior centers. The applicant will be required to interface with senior center directors and staff in developing the day-to-day grant operations of the Malnutrition Health Equity Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults project at each of the research center sites to ensure data collection continuity, quality and fidelity to the project.

This position requires a Bachelors in dietetics, nutrition, or nutrition-related field. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified. Successful completion of an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics program and registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or registration eligible. This job offers flexible hours, local travel to community senior centers with mileage reimbursement and 40% remote work available.

The applicant should have knowledge in the area of aging and community health to support the grant objectives and the required activities as directed by the grant supervisors and Principal Investigator. The applicant should demonstrate leadership skills in the area of project planning and coordination to ensure effective monitoring and relationships with key grant personnel. Grant management training will be provided.

This project is approved by the University of Utah Institutional Review Board which requires all research records to be confidential and securely housed.


Essential Functions:

  1. Manages and oversees research operations in each community senior center.
  2. Orchestrates planning and scheduling of study activities with center directors and staff.
  3. Completes and documents comprehensive malnutrition assessment.
  4. Completes and documents nutrition diagnosis.
  5. Identifies and implements appropriate nutrition that takes into account the participants’ needs, expectations, and culture.
  6. Monitors and evaluates study participant’s nutrition outcomes related to nutrition diagnosis, goals, and interventions.
  7. Conducts cooking classes for older adults.
  8. Uses resources effectively and efficiently in practice.
  9. Participates in continuous monthly research training.
  10. Collaborates with other research dietitians and staff as needed.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

- Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

- Current License to practice as a Certified Dietitian in the State of Utah.


- Two years of clinical/practical experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

- Nutrition Focused Physical Exam ( NFPE ) Training.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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