Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Faculty
Vacancy ID: FAC0002904
Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications and Experience
Would you like to join a team dedicated to excellence in primary care and sports medicine? At the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we have a long history of leadership locally and nationally, an aspirational culture, and an innovative attitude. High quality, compassionate patient care is at the center of everything we do. Our faculty train the providers of the future, conduct important research, and help forge a strong future for primary care. We are known for our innovation in practice redesign and the provision of full-scope patient care. Our doctors care for babies, children, adolescents, and adults throughout the life cycle, including the provision of maternity care. We provide extensive services for physical health, emotional wellbeing, nutrition, and acute care. Our strategy embraces modernization while attending to quality improvement, population health, cost reduction, and care team wellbeing. Learn more about the UNC Department of Family Medicine at: https://www.med.unc.edu/fammed/
The Clinical Sports Dietitian will be based in Durham, North Carolina and will work closely within a multidisciplinary healthcare team to coordinate evidence-based medical nutrition therapy that is integrated and compatible with the patient focused medical goals. Primary responsibilities include nutrition focused physical exams; nutrition/malnutrition assessments; and nutrition diagnosis, interventions, monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress. In addition, this role will interact with the community to improve sports nutrition, behaviors, and beliefs of athletes and their coaches. To accomplish this goal the Clinical Sports Dietitian will with provide team talks, group presentations, and individual consults to collegiate and community athletes.
The Clinical Sports Dietitian uses practice-specific dietetics and as available and evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention. The Clinical Sports Dietitian performs business functions, such as management of resources in a cost-effective manner, and participates in compliance and quality performance improvement efforts to ensure that nutrition care is safe and effective. The Clinical Sports Dietitian is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, is involved in team conferences, provides nutrition-related in-services and contributes to the development and revision of hospital policies. The Clinical Sports Dietitian also may be involved in community-based nutrition programs and maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice. The Clinical Sports Dietitian precepts interns, supports and trains clinical dietitians in the core behaviors and responsibilities of the department and organization. The department prefers full-time positions, but is willing to negotiate to no less than .75 FTE (full time equivalent). Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Clinical: Provide specialized, high level care to the patient base across the health and performance continuum of care. Offer community based performance nutrition education and sports medicine nutrition support.
Teaching & Education: Like all other faculty in the department, the person in this position will fulfill the institution's teaching mission and will assist with teaching, training, and continuing education efforts while incorporating grant supported sports nutrition fellowship and training opportunities.
Research: All faculty are encouraged to develop a scholarly interest. Clinical faculty are expected to produce a scholarly product, which may include national presentations and should include manuscript submission, at a rate of one every one or two years. The person in this position will support existing research projects and include efforts to expand new lines aimed at better informing the applied practice of performance nutrition, preventive sports medicine care, and understanding of sports science based opportunities within athletic participation.
Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be asked to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships.
Education and Experience:
Candidates must be Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR); licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition (or ability to obtained licensure within one (1) month from date of hire); and have at least two (2) years of experience as a clinical dietitian in a sports medicine-related program or outpatient sports medicine clinic.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 167321
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.