Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics & Genomic Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is responsible for the assessment and management of the nutritional care and follow up of patients with inborn errors of metabolism in the Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and implement appropriate nutrition management of genetics patients with inborn errors of metabolism, including but not limited to, phenylketonuria and maternal PKU, maple syrup urine disease, urea cycle disorders, galactosemia, organic acidemias, and fatty acid oxidation disorders.
Provide Genetics physicians with nutritional assessment and follow up nutritional care plans for patients diagnosed with genetic disorders on a routine basis.
Provide genetics patient diet assessment, instruction, and counseling at Genetics outpatient clinics, and outpatient phone follow up, and inpatients.
Assess patients’ dietary intake data manually and with the use of computer programs.
Report lab results to patients/parents, and plan diet changes based on lab results.
Provide nutrition instruction, support and educational materials to optimize patient and/or parent compliance.
Document all outpatient clinic, inpatient, and telephone contacts in patient charts.
Assist families in obtaining insurance coverage for medical food and specialty food products as needed.
Refer patients to the Division’s Genetic Counselors and Genetics physicians for questions regarding genetic inheritance, carrier frequency, recurrence risk, genetic testing, etc.
Newborn Screening Coordinator for Missouri and Illinois:
Coordinate appropriate follow up testing for abnormal newborn screens referred to the Genetics Department and Endocrine Department.
Enter all newborn screening data requested into the State of Missouri database, MOHSAIC.
Provide follow-up information to the State of Illinois as requested.
Assist genetics physicians with sick day management of metabolic patients, manipulating diets and medications as needed. Receive sick-day phone calls from parents, discussing with the on-call genetics physician and providing appropriate follow up recommendations as needed.
Serve as a Study Coordinator/Dietitian for Clinical Research. Functions can include, but are not limited to:
Recruit subjects from the patient population.
Assist with IRB applications.
Implement clinical protocols, study visits with subjects in the clinical research center.
Assist with data entry into a central Electronic Data System.
Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or a related field.
Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Some experience in medical office setting.
Basic understanding of principles of nutritional assessment and nutritional support of pediatric and adult patient populations.
Good mathematical and logical reasoning skills for use in making complex diet plans.
Experience with the use of computers for diet analyses.
Good communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and organize duties.
The hiring range for this position is $48,131 - $60,174 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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