Nutrition Resident

Clinical Nutrition

The Children's Hospital of AL
Birmingham, AL

Part-time (Benefit Ineligible)

Day shift

M - F varies <20 hrs per wk

Contact: Paula Preston
Tel: 205-638-2950
Fax: 205-638-5111
Email: paula.preston@childrensal.org
1600 7th Avenue South

Position Summary:
Children's Health System in conjunction with a graduate nutrition program offers an 9-month clinical pediatric nutrition assistantship; the position is referred to as a Nutrition Resident. The pediatric assistantship is designed to provide a broad knowledge base, skills, and professional resources to practice in pediatric acute, critical and ambulatory care settings. The assistantship includes 20-hours/week of clinical work experience that can be counted toward graduate course level. The Nutrition resident rotates with all of the department's staff registered dietitians, lactation consultants and dietetic technicians, providing a wide range of experiences in management of disease states in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The Nutrition Resident is required to complete a research project or thesis research. The Nutrition Resident is expected to complete learning activities and experiences that are provided and required to meet the outlined learning objectives. The Nutrition Resident is responsible for providing medical nutrition therapy appropriate for age and disease of specific groups of pediatric patients with assistance and under the supervision of a mentoring staff Registered Dietitian. The Nutrition Resident provides clinical services, including teaching and research activities.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from a program accredited by the American Dietetic Association
  • Licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Dietetics/Nutrition Practice in the State of Alabama
  • Registered dietitian or registry eligible (to pass the Commission to Dietetic Registration exam within 3 months of employment)
  • Working knowledge of measures used for liquids and solids, blender and kitchen equipment
  • Working knowledge of gram scale, Lange skinfold calipers, scales (digital and balance) and stadiometer
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment (such as, but not limited to, facsimile machine, photocopier)
  • Advanced knowledge of enternal feeding equipment
  • Basic knowledge of hardware (personal computer)
  • Working knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office Suite software as well as nutrition related software
  • Working knowledge of handheld calculators