The Clinical Assistant Professor is responsible for the clinical training of dietetic students in order to meet the Accreditation Counsel in Education for Dietetics and Nutrition (ACEND) requirements to prepare for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential testing. The duties include training dietetic students in acute care settings, teaching graduate courses, mentoring students, and placing students at additional clinical sites by working with CPD faculty, clinical preceptors and the Director of the CPD.
*Master’s degree or equivalent in clinical nutrition or closely related area.
*Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
*Minimum three (3) years of work experience in clinical dietetics.
*Doctoral degree in clinical nutrition or closely related area.
*Certified Registered Dietitian in the state of Washington or able to become a certified registered dietitian in Washington within 6 months of employment.
*ASPEN Certified Nutrition Support Clinician®.
*Demonstrate scholarship in clinical and/or community nutrition research related to dietetics, nutrition or closely related field.
*Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
*Teaching experience providing education for dietetic students.
*Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the field of clinical nutrition and dietetics.
*Demonstrates knowledge of the process required for training clinical nutrition to be dietetic professionals.
*Demonstrates interpersonal skills.
*Demonstrates ability to do program planning and management.
*Demonstrates attention to detail.
*Knowledgeable in utilizing electronic technology in teaching courses and charting medical records.
Duties and Responsibilities:
*Train clinical dietetic students in acute care settings.
*Assist with annual recruitment, interview and selection of CPD students.
*Work with CPD Director to ensure that the supervised practice curriculum meets ACEND requirements though ongoing evaluation and dialog with students, preceptors, faculty and affiliations.
*Collaborate closely with Clinical Nutrition Managers at acute care medical centers and receive up to date training on computer systems related to electronic medical charting and training requirements for WSU dietetic students.
*Work with CPD director and faculty on didactic curriculum to ensure it meets ACEND requirements.
*Teach course(s) in CPD program and other related courses as assigned.
*Schedule, coordinate, and precept clinical experiences for CPD.
*Conduct on-going evaluations of student competency.
*Participate in professional committees and attend faculty meetings.
*Participate on graduate student committees.
*Participate in community research activities related to dietetics, nutrition or closely related field.
*Collaborate with WSU Extension Center and other WSU faculty in community nutrition related activities.
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