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 Genetics & Genomics. The position is located at the Northwest Tower. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
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:
Coordination and implementation of 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
Responsible for coordinating appropriate follow up testing for abnormal newborn screens referred to the Genetics Department and Endocrine Department.
Responsible for entering all newborn screening data requested into the State of Missouri database, MOHSAIC.
Responsible for providing 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.� Responsible for receiving 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:
Recruitment of subjects from patient population
Assist with IRB applications
Implementation of clinical protocols, study visits with subjects in the clinical research center
Data Entry into a central Electronic Data System
Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or related field and Registered with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics required.
Some experience in a medical office setting preferred.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Office, outpatient clinic, and inpatient hospital settings.
The hiring range for this position is $47,195 - $58,989 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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