Clinical Nutritionist (Pediatric Nephrology) - Albuquerque, NM

Job Description: The Division of Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico is seeking to hire and retain a full-time Clinical Dietician. The dietician will work within a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers and nurses in providing care to children and adolescents in their practice. They will provide assessments and treatment plans for chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplant patients. After a period of training and orientation specific to pediatric kidney disease, they will have an independent clinic for dietetic consultations. If desired there are opportunities for research and partnerships across the UNM campus. Tasks include nutritional assessment (anthropometry, subjective global assessment, dietary interviews and diaries, and integration of the results of nutritional measurements) and nutritional therapy (developing a plan for nutritional management, counseling the patient and his/her family on appropriate dietary protein and energy intake, monitoring nutrient intake, educational activities, and encouragement to maximize dietary compliance).

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits. 

Minimum Qualifications: Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or an equivalent field; at least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

State of NM Licensed Dietitian (LD) or Licensed Nutritionist (LN) or ADA Registered Dietician (RD); Registered Dietician (RD). 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a renal dietician
  • Experience working with pediatric patients
  • Greater than 5 years of experience working as a dietician

Salary: $3,956.33 min to $4,478.93 midpoint (monthly)

This position is still open. Applications will be accepted until it is filled.


Save the Date for Legislative Day 2017

Please plan to join NMAND in Santa Fe on Wednesday, March 8th for Legislative Day. More details to come!


Karen Sadeghian Memoral Symposium


Karen Sadeghian Memoral Scholarship Applications due 11/18/16!

The Karen Sadeghian Memorial Scholarship will be awarded by the New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Karen Sadeghian Memorial (KSM) Lecture at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Additional details related to the KSM Lecture will be forthcoming, but the time is tentatively set for 6:30pm - 8:00pm and will feature renowned pediatrician and child advocate Dr. Lance Chilton as our guest lecturer. Please save the date!

The following information is included in the instructions, but please note the due date of 11/18/16.

The requirements for eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a nutrition / dietetics graduate program and/or dietetic internship at a university in New Mexico.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Member / Student Member of the New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NMAND)
  • Members of the NMAND Board of Directors, or their relatives, are not eligible for the scholarship.

The following must be included in your application packet:

  1. Karen Sadeghian Scholarship application form and personal statement
  2. An unofficial transcript that includes graduate coursework
  3. Scanned copy of your current AND membership card
  4. Current resume including work and volunteer experience

The application packet must be emailed to NMDAPICElect@gmail.com by 5:00 pm MST on November 18, 2016.
The scholarship winner will be notified by email by November 23, 2016.
The scholarship recipient will be awarded at the Karen Sadeghian Memorial Lecture on November 30th, 2016 at the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.
Please direct any questions to: Kristina N. Velasquez at NMDAPICElect@gmail.com.

Karen Sadeghian Memorial Scholarship Application 2016


Bi-monthly meet-ups start this month!

In an effort to provide more opportunities for members to mingle casually, the board is planning bi-monthly meet-ups for the upcoming year. These will be opportunities to socialize and have fun with colleagues we don't have the opportunity to see regularly. Some will be service-oriented, and others will be more recreational. Go to the "Meetings and Events" tab for details.