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Registered Dietitian

Company: Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Since 1995, Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment has successfully been helping individuals achieve recovery from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder for all genders, ages 13 and over. We offer personalized, compassionate programs, delivered by highly trained and experienced eating disorder experts. The Registered Dietitian works collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for the day to day nutritional management and meal planning for the clients of Shoreline Center.
Position Responsibilities

  • Provides consultation with appropriate SL staff in screening client applications for the treatment program(s) based on nutritional status and making appropriate recommendations accordingly.
  • Conducts initial nutritional assessments with each new client, including diet history, dietary preferences, weights, nutritional risk and eating disorder behaviors.
  • Sets weekly schedules for the clients as it relates to nutritional needs and will have input into the individual treatment plans.
  • Writes orders for meal plans, supplementation, protocols and special dietary needs.
  • Consults with the physicians on an as needed basis to ensure that the nutritional needs of individual clients are being met.
  • Educates and counsels clients to increase awareness of the importance of nutritionally balanced diets in achieving good health and recovery. Formulates an individualized meal plan, nutritional care plan and set weight goals with each client.
  • Adjust nutrition care plans with the clients as needed. The incumbent will supervise meals/snacks and portioning as deemed necessary. S/he will provide on-going nutritional consultations to clients and their families based on individual dietary needs.
  • Evaluates and monitors clients' compliance with their meal planning, provides grocery store education (including grocery store challenge).
  • Maintains contact with clients' outpatient dietitian to provide updates on progress and recommendations for discharge.
  • Conducts nutrition group, cooking group, and physical activity groups, as well as, conducting the nutrition talk during Family Days and conduct individual weekly or twice weekly sessions with the clients.
  • Responsible for proper documentation and charting and ensure that all documentation is completed in a timely manner.
  • Approves menus and snacks for the clients and ensures that the quality and quantity of food is adequate and works closely with the dietary care specialist team in meal planning for client including food preferences and allergens.
  • Set up aftercare as it pertains to nutrition.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications related to Shoreline Mission and population.
    Requirements:Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major in nutrition/dietetics or a related field; Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration; 1 year clinical experience with eating disorders strongly preferred; 1 plus years' experience in health-care setting, California Certified Dietitian preferred.Position requires incumbent to have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance.

    Shoreline reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the organization desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains "At-Will." The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment, Long Beach , Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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