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#103458 Integrative Nutrition Dietitian

Filing Deadline: Tue 1/28/2020

Please note: This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/28/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) has approximately 130 salaried faculty and is comprised of seven divisions: Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Global Health, Health Policy, and Preventive Medicine. Our mission is to improve Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic, and clinical research, education, and clinical care. Our patient care is provided at several ambulatory and hospital locations across the county as well as through multiple initiatives with the medically under-served in our community. With over $125 million in research grants and contracts, our award-winning faculty conduct innovative Public Health and clinical research at the intersection of behavioral and medical sciences to assess and understand chronic disease etiology, improve human health, and prevent disease at the individual and population level.

The Department has BS, MPH, and PhD programs in Public Health, an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations, and a PhD and an MS in Biostatistics. The Department is highly involved in medical student teaching via SOM Core and Elective curricula and in-clinic teaching and is home to four medical Residency and three Fellowship Programs with over 60 residents and fellows. We are also home to multiple research training programs including a T32 in CVD Epidemiology and Prevention and a T32 in Improving the Health of Aging Women and Men. Serves as an expert level Dietitian for a large specialized area within the nutrition department. Provides guidance and direction to Dietitians, Diet techs and mentors Dietetic interns and students.

The Dietitian for Integrative Nutrition (Integrative Nutritionist) is assigned full professional and administrative responsibility for the new Center for Integrative Nutrition, a large dietary program within the Center for Integrative Medicine. By applying professional knowledge in scientific nutrition, the Integrative Nutritionist acts as first assistant to a Chief of Medical Nutrition and has operational responsibility for one-on-one nutrition services and group nutrition classes. They also function in an academic setting, doing teaching and research to enhance clinical nutrition services.

The Integrative Nutritionist also serves as a member of the management team for dietetics and nutrition, with responsibility for interviewing, selecting, and evaluating the performance of new hires and subordinate staff. This position also recommends and administers the budget for the assigned service including the selection and purchase of equipment; control staffing levels and determine stock levels; may confer with physicians, other health professionals and administrative staff to resolve difficult operational, management, or clinical problems, and monitor adherence to laws, regulations and codes. As a member of the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, this position serves as the primary designated nutrition and diet specialist for nutrition research projects and clinical care.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Licensed Registered Dietitian in the state of California.

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Dietitian.

  • Thorough knowledge associated with providing evaluation, assessment, and nutritional therapy services within specialty area(s).

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws, internal policies, and standards of professional conduct.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical center and UC policies and processes.

  • Knowledge and skills to recommend improvements to nutritional services and consult on quality improvement.

  • Thorough knowledge of electronic medical record systems and software used in functional area.

  • Excellent skills in working effectively on a team and collaborating with physicians, nurses, and multidisciplinary care team.

  • Advanced skills in teaching and mentoring.

  • Advanced interpersonal and communications skills.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
Family Medicine and Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Variable


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.