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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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential testing. The duties include: training dietetic students in an acute care setting; teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses such as nutrition throughout the lifecycle; medical nutrition therapy or other related clinical courses; mentoring students; placing students at additional clinical sites by working with Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) faculty and clinical preceptors; and closely working with the Director of the CPD program. The CPD program is accredited to enroll 30 students.
Master’s degree or equivalent in a 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 six months of hire.
ASPEN Certified Nutrition Support Clinician®.
Demonstrate scholarship in clinical 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:
-Trains clinical dietetic students in an acute care setting.
-Assists with recruitment, interview, and selection of CPD students each year.
-Works with CPD Director to ensure that the supervised practice curriculum meets ACEND requirements through ongoing evaluation and dialog with students, preceptors, faculty, and affiliations.
-Collaborates closely with the Clinical Nutrition Manager (CNM) at the acute care medical center and receives up to date training on computer systems related to electronic medical charting and training requirements for WSU dietetic students.
-Works with CPD director and faculty on didactic curriculum to ensure it meets ACEND requirements.
-Teaches course(s) in the CPD program such as Nutrition throughout the Lifecycle and/or Medical Nutrition Therapy, and other related courses as assigned.
-Schedules, coordinates and precepts clinical experiences of CPD students’ schedule for clinical rotation at the acute care medical center and other facilities.
-Conducts on-going evaluations of student competency.
-Participates on professional committees and attends faculty meetings as well as assume other responsibilities as necessary such as committee assignments.
-Participates on graduate student committees.
-Participates in clinical research activities related to dietetics, nutrition or closely related field.
Washington State University Spokane
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.
Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
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