Consulting Nutritionist - Part Time

January 07, 2013

Consulting Nutritionist - Part Time

 Part-Time, 6 month position, 1 day per week

Hours of Operation:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Consulting Nutritionist is a member of the Lake Forest College Health & Wellness Center and reports to the Director of Health & Wellness.  The Consulting Nutritionist will function as a clinician in the Health & Wellness Center within a residential campus consistent with the philosophies and goals of Lake Forest College, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Lake Forest College mission statement.

 

The Consulting Nutritionist functions as the campus nutritional expert, meeting with students to provide nutritional counseling integrated with the student’s medical and wellness needs. This position will be an integral member of the Health & Wellness Center’s clinical interdisciplinary staff, including the Eating Disorder Treatment Team.  The consulting nutritionist will develop educational programs and workshops that will increase student’s awareness of nutritional issues and healthy eating habits using methods that have been proven effective with a college student population.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or comparable major.
  • Successful completion of coordinated program or dietetic internship of not less than 900 hours under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.
  • Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Licensed dietitian/nutritionist by the State of Illinois Board of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  • Two years of professional experience, including experience with eating disorder populations preferred.

 

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES INCLUDE:

-Strong clinical skills, including the ability to work with a broad range of clinical nutritional and dietary issues with a college student population.

- Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills.

-Some knowledge of the developmental concerns of traditional college aged students. 

-Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of work with diverse student populations.

-Ability to work effectively with student, faculty, staff, coaches, parents, and outside treatment providers.

-Ability to develop and present educational and prevention programs.

-Ability to work with internal and external community resources.

-Excellent Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

-  Provide nutritional counseling and medical nutritional therapy integrated with the student’s medical and wellness goals.  Specific needs include work with students with gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, colitis, and Crohn’s disease), eating disorders and general weight management concerns.

-  Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of students using established standards of care and practice guidelines.

-  Identify and provide age-specific (traditional college-aged) nutrition counseling to meet the cultural needs of the students.

-  Develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of a college student population.

-  Consult with campus food service provider (Aramark) to discuss meal planning and nutritional needs of students with specific medical conditions that require special dietary needs.

-  Function as an integral member of the Health & Wellness Center’s clinical interdisciplinary team, including the Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Psychologists, and Clinical Interns.  Consult with the Eating Disorder Assessment/Treatment team as needed, making recommendations for treatment and assessment for students who may have eating disorders.

-  Develop and implement educational programs on a variety of nutritional and wellness issues using methods that have been proven effective with a college student populations.

-  Develop educational programs that target students with gastrointestinal disorders and eating issues that aim to achieve early identification, early intervention, and develop social support.  Plan and implement on-going program evaluation to establish effectiveness of programs. 

-  Maintain registered dietitian (RD) status including continuing professional education per the Professional Development Portfolio.

-  Ensures that all services and programs meet the highest ethical standards and in    accordance with the American Dietetic Association/Commission on Dietetic Registration Code of Ethics.

-  Pursues continued professional education to enhance skills and to keep abreast of current issues and practices that are pertinent to a college student population. 

-  Participates in other initiatives and activities as assigned by the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Health & Wellness Center.

 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

Office duties conducted within a professional office setting with the need to access campus buildings with stairs and complete campus errands.  Regular keyboard use.  Some light lifting (10-15 lbs.) may be required. 

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