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Registered Dietician - 25603

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Psychiatry

Registered Dietician

Position #00795962 – Requisition #25603

  • Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Department Of Psychiatry Diversity Equity Inclusion Information:

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect. We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision.

Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a part-time (.2 FTE) Registered Dietician.

Nature of Work

The part-time registered dietitian (RD) will provide individual counseling and education for our Student and Resident Mental Health patients. SRMH is a clinical service in operation since 2008 and provides and coordinates mental health and wellness services to approximately 4300 health professional students and more than 1000 CU GME and Denver Health residents and fellows.

The RD will work with patients who desire to establish healthy eating patterns, including patients with eating disorders and patients with chronic or acute illness. The RD will conduct nutrition assessments and create diet plans. They should be able to analyze the effectiveness of interventions and adapt accordingly. They will coordinate with other SRMH clinicians. This The position is 8 hours per week and can be between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday or 8am to 5pm Thursday or Friday. This clinician will practice virtually and in the Fitzsimons Building location.

The SRMH team members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. The team provides initial psychiatric evaluations, ongoing mental health care, and referrals, as necessary. SRMH supports the missions of all the schools, helping them effectively address mental health issues that arise in their programs or with their students.

Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Clinical Instructor or Clinical Senior Instructor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below.

Along with open rank, there may be an opportunity to work at additional clinical and/or research settings based on skillset and program needs. Additional clinics in this Division include:

  • UCH Outpatient services and resident clinic
  • UCH ED Coverage
  • UCH CL Services
  • Women’s Behavioral Health
  • START Center
  • Student and Resident Mental Health
  • Faculty and Staff Mental Health
  • OCD Services
  • Faculty Practice
  • Refugee services
  • Early Onset Psychosis Services
  • Geriatric Behavioral Health Services
  • Integrated services within but not limited to, Transplant, Burn Unit, Neurology, NICU
  • Cohen Military Clinics
  • Johnson Depression Center
  • Encompass Schools- Telehealth
  • Executive Functioning Clinic

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide patient centered individual dietary assessment, education, and counseling
  • Develop nutrition plans and implement interventions based on patient’s health status
  • Collaborate with other SRMH clinicians and deliver patient nutrition recommendations
  • Serve as a resource to the campus and community for existing and new programs in the areas of health and wellness.
  • Facilitate group sessions
  • Document patient visits using an electronic medical record within 24-hours of the visit.
  • Provide outreach to the schools, colleges, and programs
  • Participate in scheduled individual supervision, health team meetings, interdisciplinary work groups, staff meetings, and other required meetings.
  • Utilize best practices and provide all treatment within appropriate limits. Complete and follow through with financial and clinical information necessary to ensure reimbursement for provided services
  • Demonstrate high quality customer service focus, excellent communication, and professionalism with clinic users, co-workers, and representatives from outside agencies
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong patient counseling and behavior change strategies
  • Must be knowledgeable about eating disorders
  • Must be knowledgeable about the impact of chronic and acute illness and nutritional status
  • Assist with community and campus health and wellness outreach in professional manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution and community.
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed and flexible
  • Promote and advance diversity and inclusion at all levels
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to learn and use an EMR.
  • Must develop knowledge about health schools on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Must be able to work closely and collaboratively with students and faculty.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Department of Psychiatry including Departmental Chair, Program Directors, and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge of how to improve chronic illness outcomes integrating nutrition, activity, and mindset strategies.
  • Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and E-mail
  • Must remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $11,800 to $16,000 for .2 FTE.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Current RDN certification
  • Master’s degree
  • 2 years of professional level experience in nutrition and dietetics
  • Experience working with patients with eating disorders
  • 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. Minimum degree qualifications: RDN

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant Advanced Certifications with CDR
  • 1 year of outpatient clinic education and counseling.

Special Instructions to Applicants : Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 25603

Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions : Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.
Job Category : Faculty
Primary Location : Aurora
Schedule : Part-time
Posting Date : Apr 14, 2022
Unposting Date : Ongoing
Posting Contact Name : Matthew Nichols
Posting Contact Email :
Position Number : 00795962