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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical & Research Dietitian I - School of Medicine (Hum Gen: Medical Genetics) in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is accepting applications for a full-time post-master’s fellowship in Genetic Metabolic Nutrition for the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Human Genetics. The Genetic Metabolic Clinical & Research Dietitian I in Emory University's School of Medicine (SOM) is responsible for providing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to patients with inherited metabolic disorders (IMD) in an inpatient and outpatient clinical and/or research setting compliant with University and Healthcare TJC, CMS and hospital policies and protocols.

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) includes assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention teaching and coordinating with appropriate staff to implement and manage patient care.


  • Develops, implements, evaluates, monitors, and documents in the medical record the nutrition care plan for patients using the Nutrition Care Process based on patient diagnosis.

  • Writes diet prescription and document changes in the medical record.

  • Confirms diet prescriptions, evaluates appropriateness, implements, manages or adjusts for oral and/or enteral/parenteral nutrition.

  • Coordinates appropriate implementation of cultural, religious, ethnic preferences or medical requirements as related to teaching and the various resources that the patient may be referred to (i.e. Women, Infants & Children, WIC), insurance navigation services, pharmacies, durable medical equipment (DME) companies, etc.).

  • May evaluate and make recommendations regarding nutritional products and supplies.

  • Provides care with minimal supervision, provided by Level III or IV Dietitian.

  • Effectively applies or participates in evidence-based research to enhance practice.

  • Participates in nutrition rounds, discharge planning and patient care conferences as appropriate.

  • Collaborates with University and Healthcare teams to assure continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care.

  • Provides nutrition counseling to patients, caregivers and providers based on identified needs.

  • Designs, evaluates and utilizes education materials based on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guidelines and evidence-based practice for staff, patients, families, students and providers.

  • Completes literature review related to patient care population.

  • Develops and participates in protocols or patient care guidelines for area(s) of specialization in collaboration with providers.

  • Completes annual professional compliance modules on time.

  • Nutrition resource to physicians, nurses, other allied health professionals and support staff.

  • Mentors level I dietitians.

  • Seeks guidance and expertise from peers and appropriate medical personnel in order to expand professional knowledge for application of Medical Nutrition Therapy.

  • Communicate and interpret nutrition information to other staff during nutrition & metabolic rounds or patient care conferences.

  • May serve as food and nutrition resource/expert to the community through education and presentations participating in University & professional committees, organizations, civic groups, corporations and the media.

  • Supports teaching & knowledge application of dietetic students, genetic counseling students, and medical students in both face-to-face and online classroom environments.

  • Assists the director with revising internship modules, learning experiences and assignments in areas of clinical, research and training expertise.

  • May assist with educational activities in the genetics training programs as assigned.

  • Conducts quality and performance improvement activities providing feedback to dietitians and other staff.

  • Participates in performance evaluation of co-workers and evaluates interns independently.

  • Participates in grant-funded research projects and study implementation by collecting and entering data using valid and reliable methods with some oversight.

  • Develops new ideas, identifies problems and assists with preparing and publishing manuscripts, posters, and oral presentations for new knowledge and research under the direction of the Program Director/Principal Investigator.

  • Under supervision, interacts with study participants at various stages of the life cycle by participating in study recruitment, enrollment and scheduling of study subjects for visits.

  • Performs protocol implementation, diet assessments, metabolic testing, nutrition intervention and patient/provider education.

  • Supports research at the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (GA CTSA) research center (GCRC) and in the genetics nutrition research program as assigned.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


  • Cover Letter describing research experience and interests

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation


  • Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition or Dietetics.

  • Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Licensed as a dietitian in the State of Georgia.

  • Initiates and maintains development of a professional portfolio through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to reflect professional and career goals.

  • Maintains licensure and registration by participating in continuing education activities including an average of 15 nutrition-related continuing education hours annually.

  • Competent in various computer skills and diet management software.

  • Additional credentialing, training and certification may be assigned based on current role.


  • MS, RD with interest in nutrition/nutritional biochemistry.

  • Those with nondietetic credentials will be provided equal consideration if demonstrating good competence in areas listed below.

  • Seeking minimum 2-year commitment, with earliest available start date and renewable for up to 5 years.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 90921

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Hum Gen: Medical Genetics

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact.

Job Category Food Services & Dietetics

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor