Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Nutrition Technician is an integral part of the nutrition care team of the ICTR's Research Nutrition Program. This position involves computer nutrient analyses of diets, menu planning, anthropometric measurements, instructing and directing patients on research protocols, dosing, moderate cooking, packing out research meals and formula preparation as well as managing nutrition data of certain protocols for the pediatric, adult and outpatient research patients.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Directly reports to the Research Nutrition Director and reports indirectly to Meal Coordinator/Supervisor and Research Nutritionists. Conforms to work policies and procedures of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Performs nutritional screening and basic nutritional assessments to include various anthropometric measurements, calculations of body composition, BMI, MAC, TSF, and z-scores. Performs moderate meal preparation and calculation of research diets and weighing out allergy doses.
Performs dosing of for oral food challenges and take home dose for allergy protocols, assists with the quality assurance as well as patient education and instruction under the guidance of the Research Nutritionists and Director.
Develops and reviews menus and recipes for research studies; assuring that they are reproducible, accurate and palatable and within the guidelines of the research protocol needs, such as low protein diets or Modified Atkins diets. Conducts telephone and in-person food questionnaire interviews with research patients using different nutrition research tools.
Reviews other food questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
Collects and enters nutrition data into the computer database.
Maintains open communication with interdisciplinary team, such as the ICTR CRU’s Nutrition personnel, nursing, physicians, Hospital Nutrition department personnel.
Performs literature searches of references for various research studies.
Interacts with other medical professionals, such as physicians, principal investigators, clinical and research nurses, and research coordinators.
Assists Research Nutritionists and Nutrition Research Manager in the research nutrition rotation program for dietetic internship programs from Johns Hopkins Bayview MC and University of Maryland Medical Systems.
Prepares reports, collects and analyzes data, and maintains records.
Manages and organizes research protocols and dietetic internship rotation binders.
Assists Nutrition Coordinator/Supervisor and Nutritionists in designing study recipes for more complex diet therapies. Assumes additional responsibilities as required by the Research Nutrition Director.
May be required to be on-call on weekends to make special formulas.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
AA, BS, or BA in Nutrition and/or Dietetics, Biological Sciences, Sports Medicine, Public Health, Culinary Arts or related sciences.
Or ADA Approved Dietetic Technician Program License.
Bachelors in Nutrition and related sciences and one year of experience desired.
Classified Title: Nutrition Technician Working Title: CO Nutrition Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $33,820 - $46,477 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003311-SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Resrch Personnel area: School of Medicine
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