The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) is the leading academic center for Stanford Medicine and provides state of the art ambulatory and laboratory research services for over 300+ clinical trials and research projects. The center is a multidisciplinary organizational unit, whose mission is to streamline, accelerate, and promote the translation of basic discoveries into practical solutions that improve human health.
The CTRU is seeking a Dietary Assistant to perform duties related to food preparation and the collection of clinical data. Under the direction of the CTRU Research Nurse Manager, the Dietary Assistant will manage the preparation and implementation of the nutritional aspects of research protocols, including managing the CTRU nutrition kitchen, preparing research meals according to precise macronutrient prescription, serving research meals to CTRU research participants, and maintaining accurate records related to nutritional delivery. In addition, the Dietary Assistant will provide backup for CTRU reception duties, including registering research participants and assisting research nurses.
This is a fixed-term position for six months from date of hire, with full University benefits.
Prepare and serve research meals to research participants while in the CTRU clinic.
Review food allergies and dietary restrictions for menu customization. Evaluate of protocol-driven dietary requests for research meal tray preparation.
Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires to study participants for dietary requirements.
Schedule and/or call research participants for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory document preparation and documentation associated with study. Maintain forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence in defined location.
Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed.
Order and maintain equipment and supplies for the CTRU research kitchen.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Prefer Foodsafe certificate, level 1 food service workers (cooks, servers, bussers, diswashers, and deli workers). Foodsafe covers food safety information, foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): General knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of safe food storage and handling. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
California State certification in safe food handling.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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