Simmons University Dietetic Internship Clinical Faculty (Boston)

Dietetic Internship Clinical Faculty

Job Summary

The Department of Nutrition in the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Science invites applications for a Dietetic Internship Clinical Faculty to begin August 1, 2019. Moving between partner hospitals and the University, the Dietetic Internship Clinical Faculty will precept dietetic interns in their Medical Nutrition Therapy/Clinical Nutrition rotation as well as teach at minimum of one course per semester.

We seek an innovative educator with a demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with individuals across a broad range of identities and perspectives while fostering an environment of inclusion and equity.

Responsibilities:

  • Precept 12 dietetic interns per year (four at a time for three cycles) in their Medical Nutrition Therapy/Clinical Nutrition rotation;

  • Teach a minimum of one nutrition course per semester, a course to be determined in collaboration with the department chair;

  • Coordinate intern schedules for the rotation and daily patient assignments in collaboration with partner hospitals;

  • Plan and select clinical experiences to meet the DI competencies and student learning needs;

  • Complete required training or documentation as needed by the partner sites, staying current with continuing training;

  • Support and advise interns, evaluating progress, setting appropriate goals, and providing feedback for growth to entry-level RD expectations;

  • Identify and facilitate learning activities that support the attainment of competencies/learning outcomes;

  • Complete supervised practice documentation;

  • Support the Dietetic Nutrition Mentorship program and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

  • Communicate progress and issues regarding the interns’ supervised practice experience;

  • Collaborate with the Dietetic Internship Director and Assistant Director to plan learning activities for interns;

  • Facilitate lessons for all DI interns related to MNT;

  • Assist DI Selection Committee in choosing incoming interns;

  • Model evidence-based practice, professional behavior, time management, and ethical practice;

  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of clinical nutrition experience;

  • Registered Dietitian with current CDR certification;

  • Massachusetts State Licensure as a licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) required at the time of appointment;

  • Previous experience as a site preceptor for Medical Nutrition Therapy/Clinical Nutrition for dietetic interns;

  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, time management and interpersonal skills;

  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal;

  • Prior experience mentoring and advising students in an internship and classroom environment;

  • Experience in geriatrics and familiarity with MDS preferred.

  • Previous teaching experience required, experience teaching dietetics students in a DPD program preferred;

Required application materials:

  • letter of interest

  • CV

  • RD certificate number

  • list of three references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin April 29, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices–at all levels, for all positions–ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Tamara Melton