Research Nutrition Technician

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Sep 29, 2022
Oct 02, 2022
Full Time
We are seeking a Research Nutrition Technician who will be 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 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. Prepares metabolic foods and metabolic formula for the JHH Genetics Team.Assumes additional responsibilities as required by the Nutrition Research Manager. May be required to be on-call on weekends to make special formulas.Must be available as needed to travel to and work at other locations, such as JH ProHealth in Woodlawn and JH Bayview Medical Center.Minimum QualificationsAssociate's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or certification as a Dietetic Technician.One year related experience.Access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license.Additional education (Bachelor's degree) may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.Preferred QualificationsBA/BS in Nutrition, Dietetics, Physiology,Culinary Arts or related discipline highly preferred.Physical Requirements Will need to be able to lift up to 20 poundsClassified Title: Nutrition Technician Working Title: Research Nutrition TechnicianRole/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/40 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Resrch Personnel area: School of Medicine Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.Equal Opportunity EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.EEO is the LawLearn more: InformationIf you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. 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This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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