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Dietician

Company: Rio Vista Behavioral Health
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Approve patient menus and nutritional supplements.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications and food selection and preparation.
  • Provide nutritional assessments per facility policy and regulation.
  • Review and approve menus developed by the facility.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient.
  • Participate in treatment team as appropriate.
  • Review and approve facility diet manual annually in conjunction with medical staff.
  • Promote better health by speaking to groups about diet, nutrition and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases.
  • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards as needed.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University in Dietetics, Nutrition or similar field acceptable for licensure.
    • Experience with Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse strongly preferred in facilities working with those patient populations.LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:
      • Current registered dietician or registration as required by state or eligible for endorsement by the state in which the facility provides services.
      • ServSafe certification or similar food safety certification where required by the state or facility.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Rio Vista Behavioral Health, El Paso , Dietician, Other , El Paso, Texas

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