Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Posted Aug 03
Cornell Health , Ithaca, NY
Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.

Cornell Health is a fully accredited ambulatory care center with more than 200 employees, committed to providing integrated and culturally sensitive medical, mental health, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in the development of integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.
Job Description

As a member of an integrated health team, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will provide nutrition assessment and counseling to students at Cornell Health. Reporting to the Nutrition Program Coordinator, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is part of the Nutrition Program in a vibrant, innovative, collaborative, inter-professional Department of Medical Services composed of clinicians (MD/DO/PA/NP), nursing (RN/LPN/CMA) professionals, administrative, lab, radiology, pharmacy, nutrition and physical therapy professionals.

Clinical duties include:

1. Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for nutritional concerns and/or disorders across the spectrum of nutrition care, as needed: eating disorders, disordered eating, sports nutrition, food allergies, chronic disease management, and special diet management, in addition to other nutritional needs in an outpatient primary care setting.
2. Assess needs of primary care medical providers and CAPS providers, related to nutrition services.
3. Facilitate appropriate referrals to specialty care, campus services, and community services and/or providers.
4. Provide effective treatment, planning and assistance to clients for successfully achieving goals.
5. Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
6. Work as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team of health care professionals to plan and implement a strategy of care for patients, as needed.
7. Communicate timely information directly to members of the treatment team.
8. Participate actively during treatment team meetings, building a spirit of consensus and cooperation among individuals and disciplines.

Nutrition Education duties include:

1. Conduct needs assessment and/or integrate information from other sources for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of specialty nutrition education programs.
2. Be available for student organizations and groups for nutrition programming covering subjects such as sports nutrition, body image and disordered eating/eating disorders.

This is a 36 hours per week, 10-month position. This position in OSHA category BBB 2,TB 2, ERG 2.


Masters degree in nutrition or Bachelors degree in nutrition and Masters Degree in related field (e.g. health education). Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with 2 but less than 3 years of experience in nutrition education and clinical counseling.
Must have a strong commitment to nutrition education, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, experience presenting to groups of variable size, and ability to work with high intensity patients and families.
Experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
Experience with nutrient analysis, word processing, presentation software, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Ability to accurately assess body composition (body mass, body fat, and muscle mass), and utilize this as a tool to motivate patients.
Knowledge of eating disorder/disordered eating signs and symptoms, as well as appropriate interventions.
Comprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy, including interviewing and education techniques.
Self-motivation and ability to work independently.
Excellent time management, organizational, and record-keeping skills.


Experience working with college-age populations, specifically with disordered eating

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