Center for Discovery

Registered Dietitian

US-VA-Alexandria
1 month ago(11/7/2017 3:50 PM)
Job ID
2017-1859
# of Openings
1
Category
Dietary
Job Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

Position Overview: 

The Registered Dietitian (RD) at Center for Discovery is a vital part of our comprehensive treatment team. They are responsible for all the dietary services and interacting closely with our clients. The RD is responsible to consult in a collaborative fashion with the Discovery treatment team to ensure the best standard of nutrition and dietary services. Responsibilities include training new RD’s, dietary support and supervision, grocery budget allocation, nutrition component design, creation of original class protocols and working in collaboration with the Program Director to provide dietary employee reviews and support.

 

Although it can be a tough job to assign food to a population that struggles with food, it can be extremely rewarding to watch the clients succeed, conquer huge fears, and ultimately develop healthy ways of leading a better life.

 

Position Schedule

Part time schedule will be 10 - 20 hours scheduled during facility open hours which are Monday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday 9 am - 3 pm.

 

Facility Details

This position is at an outpatient eating disorder facility for adults and adolescents in age specific treatment groups, with comprehensive family program and family support. Our specialized programs are integrated partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Program hours are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Clients attend as many as six days or as few as three days per week, as clinically appropriate.

As each client begins one of our eating disorder outpatient programs, they are assessed by our multidisciplinary team and provided with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.

 

Benefits

At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely with a tight-knit team of professionals with the common goal of transforming lives. Treatment occurs in a modern upscale, professional and cozy office environment which makes for a unique, comfortable, and professional work environment.

Staff participate in a specialized multidisciplinary team that meets weekly. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided by a team of experts on client care, therapeutic milieu management, third party payer communications, as well as career growth and personal development.

Additional benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Working with a team that is made up of eating disorder and mental health experts
  • An individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career goals.
  • Fun team building exercises and activities
  • A modern, home-like office space

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Qualifications

  • Licensed registered dietitian strongly preferred
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and an RD credential
  • Two years’ experience in dietary education and management preferred
  • Eating disorder experience preferred
  • Able to provide documentation or obtain a state required food handler's permit, or Serve Safe Certification, upon hire

Responsibilities

  • Consults, and supports dietary staff at the assigned facility.
  • Leads the Dietary Exposure groups, Nutrition Education groups and Restaurant Exposure Outing with clients.
  • Meets with clients in one on one meetings.
  • Trains new Registered Dietitians and other dietary staff.
  • Supervises Diet Techs.
  • May be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings.
  • Attends weekly treatment meetings with other professional core team at facility.

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