Registered Dietitian – Full-time

at Selah House
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Date Posted August 13, 2021
Category Nutrition - Dietitians, Technicians, Foodservice & Directors
Job Type Full-time
Requirements Education and Experience 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, Indiana Certified Dietitian preferred. Physical Requirements While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to communicate with peers, clients and/or vendors. Job performance will require the ability to move throughout the building. Performs duties that require the employee to stand and walk for extended periods of time. May sit or remain stationary for periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to talk or hear, sit, stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste or smell Ability to move up to 50 pounds Other Requirements Position requires incumbent to have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Skill Competencies Displays readiness to assume additional responsibilities in working with clients with eating disorders as evidenced by timeliness, dedication, and willingness to learn. Demonstrates a high level of customer service. Demonstrates a high attention to detail and organizational and prioritizing skills. Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Welcomes and integrates feedback from team. Possesses a clear understanding of safety and security standards of SH and the employee’s role within those standards. Demonstrates strong problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to use sound judgement. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, while building and maintaining professional relationships. Demonstrates a strong belief in and commitment to the goals and mission of Selah House Treatment Center.

Description

Selah House, outside Indianapolis, Indiana, is in search of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 

The Registered Dietitian is directly responsible for the day to day nutritional management and meal planning for the clients of Selah House (SH). 

Relationships and Contacts

Within the organization:  Maintains frequent and close working relationships with clients, Chief Executive Officer, Nursing, Medical, Resident Care Specialist, Intake Coordinator, Therapist, peers and vendors. 

Outside the organization:  May initiate and maintain working relationships with clinical providers, referral partners and vendors as needed and directed.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Provides consultation with appropriate SH staff in screening client applications for the treatment program(s) based on nutritional status and making appropriate recommendations accordingly.
  2. Conducts initial nutritional assessments with each new client, including diet history, dietary preferences, weights, nutritional risk and eating disorder behaviors.
  3. Sets weekly schedules for the clients as it relates to nutritional needs and will have input into the individual treatment plans. 
  4. Writes orders for meal plans, supplementation, protocols and special dietary needs.
  5. Consults with the physicians on an as needed basis to ensure that the nutritional needs of individual clients are being met.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. Evaluates and monitors clients’ compliance with their meal planning, provides grocery store education (including grocery store challenge).  
  9. Maintains contact with clients’ outpatient dietitian to provide updates on progress and recommendations for discharge.
  10. 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.
  11. Responsible for proper documentation and charting and ensure that all documentation is completed in a timely manner.
  12. 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.
  13. Set up aftercare as it pertains to nutrition.
  14. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications related to Selah House Mission and population.  

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Functions within the guidelines of the facility’s Code of Ethics and in accordance with corporate compliance.
  2. Assists in promoting and ensuring that the mission, goals and objectives of SH are understood and actively supported by the employees. 
  3. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications related to Selah House Mission and population.
  4. Assist in the development and implementation of SH’s medical policies and procedures and assist in the education of both clients and staff.   Provides a high level of customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Accomplishes organization mission by completing other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

Education and Experience 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;

Indiana Certified Dietitian preferred.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to communicate with peers, clients and/or vendors. Job performance will require the ability to move throughout the building. Performs duties that require the employee to stand and walk for extended periods of time. May sit or remain stationary for periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to talk or hear, sit, stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste or smell Ability to move up to 50 pounds.

Position requires incumbent to have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Displays readiness to assume additional responsibilities in working with clients with eating disorders as evidenced by timeliness, dedication, and willingness to learn.

Demonstrates a high level of customer service.

Demonstrates a high attention to detail and organizational and prioritizing skills.

Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Welcomes and integrates feedback from team.

Possesses a clear understanding of safety and security standards of SH and the employee’s role within those standards.

Demonstrates strong problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to use sound judgement.

Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, while building and maintaining professional relationships.

Demonstrates a strong belief in and commitment to the goals and mission of Selah House Treatment Center.

 

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