Job Description

Extended Job Title
Senior Nutritionist

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
351901 - SON Combest Center Lbk

Position Description
This position is responsible for providing nutritional assessment, counseling, and education to patients and their families and for maintenance of pertinent information on nutrition for patient, medical staff, resident and student use. Work is performed primarily in the clinic setting, and employees function as part of the health care team. Work may require patient home visits.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Employee will be required to provide nutritional and diabetes education and services to patients of the TTUHSC SON Combest Wellness Center. Work involves being a member of a healthcare team that provides health education to patients which include the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Provides nutritional assessment to create individual healthcare goals and education plans for patients.
  • Provides appropriate interventions to patients referred by primary care providers.
  • Conducts individual and group education for weight loss, diabetes, stress management, and mindfulness.
  • Provides individual and group educational activities to patients and delivers mental health services.
  • Collaborates with patients to develop individualized program of health promotion and self-management goals.
  • Educates patients about health care and treatment options, programs, and resources.
  • Initiates the coordination, scheduling and delivery of diabetes education services.
  • Participates as an active member the inter-professional collaborative practice team (IPCP).
  • Ensures compliance with specialty area licensing Board, TTUHSC policies, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Meets patient data entry timelines in the EHR system prescribed by the institution and department.
  • Meets departmental productivity standards.
  • Models the TTUHSC Values-Based Culture.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
May require some weekend and evening.

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse population (Spanish/English)
  • Certified diabetes educator credentialed. 
  • Have experience providing educational classes.

HSC - Lubbock

SON Combest Center Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Business Professionals

Occasional Duties
Occasional Duties
  • This position may be required to conduct specialty training, which may require travel.
  • Attend conferences or additional training.
  • Build a networking structure for marketing within the community.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from an approved accredited university. Two years' experience in a clinical setting.

Upload your professional license and credentials and other supporting documents to the application. 

References must by dated within the last twelve (12) months.


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