Utah Retirement Systems

  • Registered Dietitian

    Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Posted Date 3 days ago(5/17/2018 9:52 AM)
    Job ID
    Clinical Services
    USD $21.40/Hr.
    USD $26.75/Hr.
  • About The Company

    A division of Utah Retirement Systems, PEHP is a non-profit trust with the vital job of providing health benefits to Utah’s public employees and their families.

    Job Description


    Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates nutrition services for Healthy Utah.  Performs a full range of nutritional health program tasks including program development, policy interpretation implementation, and monitoring.  Participates in team-based disease management efforts when appropriate. 


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Makes nutrition and weight management services available to members throughout the state.
    2. Teaches/ serves as a facilitator for programs offered by Healthy Utah.  Conducts seminars, webinars and other presentations.
    3. Develops and updates class curriculum.  Evaluates programs to identify and improve as needed.
    4. Uses appropriate evaluation methods and current research to recommend improvements/revisions as pertain to weight management services.
    5. Assists in providing online weight management resources to members.
    6. Assists Health Coaching weight management program.
    7. Conducts nutrition-related personal health sessions to all members upon request.
    8. Provide nutrition-related in-services to program staff.
    9. Attends annual benefit fairs and local government meeting as scheduled.
    10. Manages nutrition and diabetes List Servs.
    11. Follows up with testing participants with elevated cholesterol, blood pressure, and/or blood glucose.
    12. Performs ongoing literature searches on nutrition and weight management to continually improve processes and practices.
    13. Provides support for Wellness Councils and assists with Wellness Challenges.
    14. Provides direction to dietetic interns as needed.
    15. Provides consultation to clients on weight loss, diabetes management and general nutrition.
    16. Complies with requirements outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogen/Exposure Control Plan. 
    17. Maintains strict confidentiality.  
    18. Performs other related duties as required.

    Required Experience


    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or health-related field, plus (3) years of full time experience in health education, health promotion, nutrition, counseling, exercise science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  In addition, the selected candidate must be a Registered Dietitian (RD) certified in the state of Utah. 


    Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE).


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Requires working knowledge of principles, theories, and practice of foods and nutrition. Must communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing. Must have the ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    Requires ability to develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program or change in operations; develop and maintain applicable professional contacts, resources and /or networks; read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures; evaluate information against a set of standards; provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony. Must have working knowledge of survey methodology and related tools and the ability to deliver presentations or training using acceptable methods and techniques.





    Work Environment

    Incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. 


    Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.   Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.


    Position requires occasional travel for office business.  Individual must be physically capable of safely operating a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based upon data provided by a current Department of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).


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