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Community Servings Jamaica Plain, MA Research Dietician Clinical Dietitian (Full-time) Job ID JL2146 posted on 03/22/21

Starting Date:
3/22/2021

Position Description

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reviews, implements and revises the nutrition and lifestyle component of research protocols in collaboration with investigators and the research team consistent with the goals of the research protocol, general nutrition principles, needs of the individual participants, and governing policies and procedures. The nutrition component may require literature review, contribution to study design, development of education materials and data collection tools.
Attends training sessions to receive certification for delivery of the lifestyle intervention, and ongoing training meetings to discuss advanced counseling strategies and review treatment fidelity
May conduct screening interviews with potential participants to assess eligibility for the designated study protocol. Obtain informed consent as approved by principal study investigator.
Plan, organize and conductindividual lifestyle-related meetings for study participants as needed per protocol.
Completes collection and interpretation of nutrition related data consistent with standards for nutrition research data completion and may participate in the publication and presentation of research findings
Documents research nutrition data including participant understanding of protocol requirements and compliance to the nutrition component of the research protocol.
Maintains strong and effective working relationship with co-workers and study staff.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care of research study participants. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of diabetes care management, possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the study participants status.
Complete other study-related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree from accredited college or university preferred.
Five or more years of clinical counseling experience preferable. Two or more years’ experience in nutrition research
Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Desired Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Effective interpersonal and written communication skills, as an individual and as a member of a team.
Familiarity with the latest nutritional standards, practices, and procedures, especially for individuals with diabetes
Effective individual counseling and group facilitation skills; some experience with motivational interviewing techniques
Able to provide quality and compassionate care to a diverse participant population.
Ability to translate complex scientific and nutritional information into simpler messaging for diverse audiences
Able to organize work, complete tasks efficiently and independently with attention to detail, meet deadlines for multiple tasks and inquiries.
Research knowledge with ability to understand and implement procedures/research protocols.
Able to use judgment and solve problems; assess research literature and quality improvement parameters
Computer proficiency including nutrition software, spreadsheets; and current knowledge of nutrition assessment instruments and tools.
Skill in the effective use of English language to read and express ideas/facts orally
Able to successfully pass a criminal background check upon hire. Community Servings is a CORI friendly employer.

Master’s Degree from accredited college or university preferred.
Five or more years of clinical counseling experience preferable. Two or more years’ experience in nutrition research
Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Contact

awilliams@servings.org


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